Ricardo Plc Articles
Planning for a future beyond COVID-19
The world of business and commerce was already complex and unpredictable, but the current pandemic presents a new level of challenge in ensuring long term business sustainability. In a free whitepaper published today, Ricardo Strategic Consulting presents its latest thinking in scenario planning, updated to enable planning for a post COVID-19 future.
Reactivating the supply chain after COVID-19
With the significant disruption of business around the world as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ricardo experts will provide a free webinar to explore approaches to regaining or improving upon business as usual performance following lockdown.
First deliveries of Ricardo-assembled PPE reach the NHS
As a part of its effort to support local care homes and NHS trusts, Ricardo-assembled PPE has reached those working on the front line of the national effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Ricardo has made deliveries of the first 2,000 of its purpose-designed protective face shields.
Ricardo helps Isansys scale up production of its life-saving innovation in healthcare
With a surge of UK and international orders for its advanced patient monitoring systems in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Isansys Lifecare is collaborating with Ricardo to scale up production as quickly as possible while also building longer term capacity.
How the auto industry must prepare for Euro 7 / VII
In a free webinar to be hosted by Automotive World at 15.00 BST (10.00 EST / 16.00 CET) on 30th April, Ricardo’s Phil Hopwood and Ben Shalders will set out how automakers and commercial vehicle manufacturers need to prepare for the next phase of European vehicle emissions regulation, Euro 7 / VII.
Ricardo to provide chassis and high voltage safety support
Ricardo has been contracted by Geely Automotive Research Institute, the research and development organisation of Chinese automaker located in Ningbo, to provide crucial functional high voltage safety support relating to a range of vehicle functions. Each of these functions is associated with key chassis and high voltage system operations.
Engineering company to manufacture PPE for the NHS
As a part of the national effort to provide much needed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the fight against COVID-19, Ricardo has announced that it is about to go into production manufacturing face shields which will be used by frontline NHS healthcare staff as well as by key workers in the care home sector.
Digital process to deliver vehicle certification remotely
In order to continue the development and testing of future vehicles during lockdown, Ricardo has implemented a ‘world first’ in virtual vehicle certification whereby automaker clients and certification bodies can observe tests via a secure, live three-way feed to the automation and data management systems of Ricardo’s advanced test facilities.
Global development of high voltage fast charging for EVs
A new report published by Ricardo highlights the rapidly changing landscape for fast charging electric vehicles (EVs), and the implications for vehicle makers, supply chains, charging infrastructure providers and equipment manufacturers.
A new approach to vehicle transmission design
A completely new approach to the design and optimisation of transmission systems for all types of vehicle - including the latest hybrid and pure battery electric concepts - is encompassed in the latest 2020.1 release of powertrain design and optimisation software from Ricardo, along with a wealth of new features and capabilities.
Free webinar explores the importance of scenario planning
In a world that is becoming ever more complex and unpredictable, the assurance of business sustainability is becoming an increasingly unreliable and risky process. In a free webinar to be hosted on 15th April at 11.00 BST [10.00 CET / 06.00 EST] Ricardo will address the crucial role of scenario planning for organisations.
Digital First strategy enables 2,900 new offices to open
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown across Asia, Europe and North America, Ricardo’s investment in implementing a ‘digital first’ strategy is enabling the company to continue to deliver business-as-usual while minimising health risk.
The drive to 2040: powertrain trends beyond the next decade
A free one-hour webinar to be hosted by Ricardo 12.00 GMT (07.00 EST/13.00 CET) on Thursday 26th March will explore the likely shape of the passenger car market and of automotive vehicle and powertrain development processes, through the next decade and beyond.
A virtual design approach for optimal transmissions
In a free webinar to be hosted by Automotive World at 15.00 GMT (10.00 EST/16.00 CET) on Wednesday 25th March, James Packer, Jonathan Plail and Nick Tiney of Ricardo will present and demonstrate live, the latest version of Ricardo’s toolset for the design of transmissions - showing how this advanced software can help in the development of optimal solutions in particular for hybrid powertrains.
Sustainable solution for long haul commercial vehicles
On 3rd March 2020 at 15:00 GMT, experts from Ricardo will discuss the opportunities and challenges of fuel cell technology for heavy duty commercial vehicles in a free webinar.
Duo partner to develop GaN based EV inverter design
Nexperia has announced a partnership with Ricardo to produce a technology demonstrator for an EV inverter based on Gallium Nitride (GaN) technology.
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.