Ricardo Plc Articles
Fuel cell system modelling provides new features
The latest (2020.4) release of powertrain design and optimisation software from Ricardo brings a wealth of new features and capabilities for fuel cell, electrified and conventional vehicles, offering speedier simulations and improved productivity. Notable among the new capabilities and features delivered in the 2020.4 release is the inclusion of a new fuel cell library within the complete vehicle system modelling and simulation package IGNIT...
Ricardo commits to the UK Hydrogen Strategy Now campaign
Ricardo has joined a group of leading UK businesses - which have together committed to invest £3bn into hydrogen projects - in calling on the Chancellor of the Exchequer for a UK-wide hydrogen strategy.
Ricardo/’RiCK’ curated information services on hydrogen developments
As industry, governments and regulators strive to decarbonise transportation of all kinds - from automotive to marine, rail and aviation - hydrogen is becoming the focus of significant additional interest both as a fuel and as an energy vector and store.
Monitoring technology aims to reduce EV battery failures
Ricardo has been awarded funding from the Office of Low Emissions Vehicles (OLEV), in partnership with Innovate UK, for a research and development project which seeks to improve electric vehicle (EV) battery life, performance and resilience.
Ricardo wins funding to improve efficiency of electric vehicles
Ricardo has been awarded funding from the Office of Low Emissions Vehicles (OLEV) - through a partnership with Innovate UK - to investigate the use innovative advanced thermal management methods to improve the performance and efficiency of the electric motors and power electronics used in electric vehicles.
E-fuels better focused on aviation and shipping rather than road
A Ricardo report recently published shows that the use of synthesized e-fuels should be prioritised for shipping and aviation ahead of road transport where other forms of electrification are more effective.
Duo to jointly develop next-gen battery management system
The next generation energy storage system - to be designed, developed and manufactured by Singapore-based Orient Technology - will incorporate elements of the advanced battery management and control algorithm technology from Ricardo.
Ricardo leads consortium to establish supply chain for sustainable electric motors
The UK-ALUMOTOR consortium has received an award from the Driving Electric Revolution Challenge fund - through UK Research and Innovation - to establish a UK supply chain for electric machines: leveraging manufacturing expertise to deliver next generation sustainable electric motors.
Partnership to develop multi-industry digitalisation services
Ricardo has signed an agreement to partner with Amey Consulting, an infrastructure, data and analytics provider, to bring new digital and data products and services to global vehicle manufacturers.
Ricardo welcomes UK plan for ‘Green Industrial Revolution’
Proposed actions on transportation, renewable energy, hydrogen, vehicle electrification and carbon capture align with Ricardo strategy and established strengths, which enable the company to help industry towards Net Zero carbon emissions - and commercial success, sustainably achieved.
Full schedule announced for Ricardo Digital Engineering Conference
The online event - on the theme of the virtualisation of future vehicle engineering - will be hosted in the form of both pre-recorded and live-streamed sessions running from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th November 2020. Pressure to reduce and eliminate emissions, improve urban air quality and reduce the carbon intensity of transportation, mean that the wide-scale electrification and hybridisation of vehicles is becoming a reality.
Developing hydrogen powertrains for heavy-duty applications
In a free one-hour webinar to be hosted by Automotive World at 11.00 GMT (12.00 CET) on 24th November, Ricardo will present its perspectives on the development of hydrogen powertrains and fuel cell systems for heavy-duty truck and off-highway applications.
Ricardo to focus on zero carbon vehicle tech at online events
With most major international engineering and technology conferences currently taking place online, Ricardo will be participating fully via live streams, recorded presentations and virtual exhibition attendance - and focusing on a range of key topics related to electric and hybrid vehicles and future transport sustainability.
New initiative to demonstrate steel architectures for future mobility
WorldAutoSteel, the automotive group of the World Steel Association, has announced a new vehicle engineering programme, Steel E-Motive, to demonstrate the benefits of steel for global Mobility as a Service (MaaS) based on fully connected and autonomous electric vehicles.
Digital methods promise reduced hybrid and EV development time
As automakers seek to use digital engineering to speed-up development and improve real world product quality and efficiency in electric and hybrid vehicles, Ricardo has been awarded funding from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) - delivered through Innovate UK - to develop ‘digital twin’ based design and optimisation solutions for electrified powertrains.
Ricardo EV battery tech nominated for innovation award
High power battery packs and ultra-fast charging solutions for Electric Vehicles (EVs) which have been developed collaboratively by Ricardo with M&I Materials Ltd and Warwick Manufacturing Group at University of Warwick, have been nominated for The Engineer magazine’s 2020 Collaborate to Innovate award for the automotive sector.
Ricardo achieves key information security accreditation
The UK technical centres and facilities of Ricardo’s Automotive & Industrial division have achieved Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange (TISAX) Level 2 accreditation for information security.
Ricardo shares perspectives on the future of truck tech
Ricardo is once again sponsoring the ATZ Live heavy-duty, on- and off highway engines event on 10th-11th November - to be held online this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic - and will present papers on a range of technology themes of affecting the next generation of more efficient and less polluting heavy-duty vehicles.
Whitepaper shares perspectives on disruptive LiDAR tech
Against a background of the increased application of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) in vehicles, Ricardo has published a whitepaper investigating the market for LiDAR technology in such systems. In particular, the paper focuses on a new, lower-cost solution that may be disruptive to the market for vision-based sensor and real time spatial mapping systems.
Service and support strategies for mass-market EV fleet
In a free webinar to be hosted on 19th November 2020 at 10:00am EST [3:00pm GMT / 4:00pm CET] Ricardo will set out why the Electric Vehicle (EV) service networks of the future will need to adapt to meet the requirements of new powertrain technologies, new customer expectations, and multiple new vehicle market entrants.