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Ricardo to support SuperTurbo product industrialisation
In a collaboration recently announced, Ricardo Performance Products will support the first phase of commercial industrialisation of the SuperTurbo system - a planetary traction drive that enables high speed power transfer to and from a turbocharger shaft, offering significant driveability and fuel efficiency benefits for large trucks.
Production transmission control software delivered to CEVT
Ricardo was selected by CEVT (China Euro Vehicle Technology AB), a Swedish-based innovation centre that develops mobility solutions for the Geely Group brands, to deliver the crucial safety-critical transmission control software for a 7-speed dual clutch transmission with a lead 2020 model year application in a compact luxury crossover SUV.
Full programme announced for engineering conference
The growing role of virtual simulation-based approaches in future vehicle engineering will be the focus of the Virtual Engineering 2020 conference to be hosted on 25th-26th March 2020 at Ricardo’s international headquarters at Shoreham-by-Sea, UK - for which a full list of speakers and presentations has just been announced.
Effective research platform powered by AI technology
The launch of Ricardo’s new RiCK online research package provides a highly effective tool for objective, artificial intelligence driven, expert curated research - providing subscribers with trustworthy technical insights to guide more efficient and better-informed decision making.
Digital resilience assessment service launched for vehicles
The Ricardo and Roke partnership is launching a comprehensive vehicle digital resilience assessment and benchmarking service to help automakers and tier 1 manufacturers assure the security of their products, and to ensure that they meet international cyber security regulations currently under development, as well as existing legislation affecting customer data security.
New model of on-demand consulting expertise launched
Across many areas of industry and commerce, fast-paced changes in technology, business models and consumer preferences and expectations mean that access to flexible, relevant and highly informed advice and expertise can be crucial to success. The model of internal talent creation, backed up by specialist consulting support, has served many businesses well over the years.
Duo partner to lead innovative rapid EV charging trial
An innovative project, ‘DC share’, will develop and trial a solution that shares capacity across existing AC electricity distribution network substations, enabling increased numbers of high power EV chargers to be connected to the network at lower cost.
Key appointment to lead Ricardo focus on innovation
Mike Bell joins Ricardo as Chief Innovation Officer (CINO) to spearhead the company’s forward plans on future product, technology and service innovation. Bell brings to Ricardo an extremely broad-ranging body of experience, having guided technology development initiatives across multiple sectors - from energy and telecoms to utilities, public sector bodies and the automotive industry, and from major IT systems to IoT concepts.
How Ricardo contributed to JCB’s record-breaking tractor
It has been revealed that Ricardo played a crucial role in the development of JCB’s Fastrac tractor, which Guy Martin was shown powering to a new Guinness World Records speed record with a speed of 135.191mph, on Sunday night’s Channel 4 documentary, Guy Martin: The World’s Fastest Tractor.
Duo extend their collaboration to include Formula E season 6
Agreement builds on a successful relationship with DS Performance, including the design and supply of transmissions for last season’s car which won both the drivers and teams championships.
Equipment investment enhances Ricardo manufacturing capabilities
Investment by Ricardo in gear manufacturing machine tools has improved productivity and extended capability, as the recent investment of £1.5m in a Klingelnberg spiral bevel grinder has begun delivering market ready components - underlining the company’s commitment to meeting the needs of its customers for high performance transmissions.
Electrified motorcycles feature in latest Ricardo Software release
The 2019.2 release of powertrain design and optimisation software from Ricardo provides enhancements across the entire suite of products, helping customers deliver cleaner and more efficient products faster to market.
Webinar: model predictive control for faster ECU calibration
In a free webinar to be hosted by Automotive World at 3pm BST (10am EST / 4pm CET) on 24th October, Asif Farooq and Peter Martin of Ricardo will provide an insight into the development of sophisticated vehicle powertrain control systems using a Model Predictive Control approach - saving significant development time and cost over conventional control and calibration methods and technology.
Ricardo demonstrates militarised version of Ford Ranger
Ricardo has a longstanding reputation for the creation of high quality, cost effective special vehicles for the world’s armed forces, based both on bespoke concepts and on the adaptation of existing automotive platforms to meet the required level of robustness and in-field serviceability. The company was responsible, for example, for the design and construction of a fleet of WMIK light attack Land Rovers and the all-new Foxhound vehicles, b...
High efficiency Magma xEV engine designed for hybrid applications
At the Aachen Colloquium, to be hosted on 7-9th October, Ricardo and Geely will present research work into the application of the Ricardo Magma xEV gasoline engine concept into a commercial vehicle series hybrid powertrain, delivering an impressive 45% brake thermal efficiency.
Motorcycle Conference 2019 programme announced
The final programme has been announced for the sixth annual Ricardo Motorcycle Conference - Riding Future Technologies - to be hosted in Milan on 4th November 2019. The Ricardo Motorcycle conference is now firmly established as a must-attend event in the motorcycle industry calendar. As in previous years, it will be hosted in Milan on the day before the start of EICMA, the premier global trade show for two-wheeled transport.
The development of scalable electric drive units
Early results of an R&D project to develop a scalable Electric Drive Unit (EDU) for future electric vehicles is amongst the highlights of Ricardo’s presence at the CTI’s 8th International Congress and Expo, to be hosted on 24th-25th September 2019, in Shanghai, China.
Ricardo announces global virtual engineering conference
Pressures 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. This presents a challenge to the product development process to deliver vehicles which are cost effective, attractive for customers and compliant with international regulations.
Latest generation of transmissions for Formula E season 2020
Ricardo is to begin manufacture of the latest range of transmission designs for the ABB FIA Formula E Championship 2020. This marks the start of the company’s fourth year of supporting customers in the all-electric street race competition. The FIA Formula E Championship started in 2011; nine manufacturers take part, including Jaguar, BMW, Audi, Nissan, DS and Mahindra.
The impacts of autonomous driving on Europe’s automotive industry
The automotive industry is one of the key sectors of Europe’s economy and its largest manufacturing industry, providing over 12 million direct and indirect jobs and representing about 5.6% of the EU workforce. It is also a leading source of technology development, giving rise to innovations that benefit many other sectors.