Ricardo Plc Articles
How to meet new Euro VII and US heavy-duty emissions regulations
In a free webinar to be hosted by Automotive World at 15.00 BST (10.00 EDT / 16.00 CET) on 22nd October, Dave Bennet and Andrew Auld will present Ricardo’s view on how engine and truck manufacturers can position themselves to comply with future heavy-duty on-highway emissions regulations in Europe and the United States.
Ricardo report supports vehicle to infrastructure connectivity deployment
Momentum is growing for wider scale deployment of V2I communication technologies in both vehicles and road infrastructure. However, to date deployment activities have been fragmented and relatively slow, due to continued emphasis on research, no common vision of communication technologies and market uncertainty, making it challenging for most stakeholders to develop suitable business cases.
Benchmarking report on Jaguar’s all-electric I-PACE SUV
Winner of a historic treble at the 2019 World Car Awards, with the titles of World Car of the Year, World Car Design of the Year, and World Green Car, the Jaguar I-PACE is a significant new entrant to the international performance EV market. In its latest benchmarking exercise, Ricardo engineers have carried out a detailed analysis to provide a deep and objective insight into the under-the-skin engineering of the I-PACE.
Ricardo commits to achieving Net Zero carbon by 2030
Ricardo has made a public commitment to its shareholders, customers and workforce to achieve Net Zero carbon emissions from its operations by the end of calendar year 2030. Ricardo has been working actively towards this goal of achieving Net Zero carbon emissions for some time and has been helping its broad client base in realising their own climate change mitigation targets.
Achieving vehicle efficiency through the connected horizon
In a free one-hour webinar to be hosted at 15.00 BST (10.00 EST / 16.00 CET) on 21st September, Ricardo will present its perspective on how connected electronic horizon technology can improve energy efficiency, while also enabling both enhanced assistive controls for greater passenger comfort, and smart planning for zero emissions in urban areas.
What is the future eMachines for electrified vehicles?
A new report by Ricardo has evaluated the future of eMachine development and procurement, with the aim of helping automakers and their supply chain partners decide on the eMachine designs that will power future vehicles – and specifically, determine whether these need to be bespoke or can be off-the-shelf.
European report on the life cycle impacts of road vehicles
Ricardo, alongside specialists from E4tech and the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research Heidelberg (ifeu) - have delivered an innovative and comprehensive life cycle assessment of road vehicles on behalf of the European Commission.
Funding award received for hydrogen engine development facility
Planned new test facility at Ricardo will help bring forward the development of hydrogen powered vehicles as an emission-free and more environmentally friendly alternative to fossil fuel use. The potential for hydrogen-fuelled engines as an alternative clean technology where batteries are not suitable, is gaining momentum with vehicle manufacturers across mainland Europe and the UK.
Ricardo congratulates DS Performance on Formula E
Formula E, the all-electric street racing championship, provides an exciting and competitive platform for global car manufacturers and mobility providers to test and develop road-relevant technologies. The series aims to act as a catalyst to help refine the design of electric vehicles and improve the driving experience for everyday road car users all over the world.
Test site confirmed for EV charging technology trial
Western Power Distribution (WPD) in partnership with Ricardo Energy and Environment, has confirmed the site for its innovative DC Share project, trialling a new method which will help deliver an estimated 217,000 Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers in urban spaces across its licence area by 2023. The technology will help to get over 3 million vehicles moving across the Midlands, South Wales and South West by 2023.
Holistic thermal management and advanced control in EVs
In a free one-hour webinar to be hosted at 12.00 BST (07.00 EST / 13.00 CET) on Thursday 16th July, Ricardo will present a holistic approach to the thermal optimisation and control of electrified vehicle powertrains, which can extend zero emission (electric-only) range by up to 20%.
Battery modelling among new features in software release
The new 2020.2 software release of powertrain design and optimisation software from Ricardo brings a wealth of new features and capabilities, including for electric vehicle battery design, together with improved accuracy and functionality
Ricardo recertified on the FTSE4Good index series
Ricardo has announced that the company has been reaccredited as a constituent of the FTSE4Good series index - the globally recognised benchmark of corporate responsibility, transparency, and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG).
GM Defense and Ricardo win US Army vehicle production contract
The US Army has announced that GM Defense, along with Ricardo as its strategic partner, has been awarded a $214.3m production contract to build, field, and sustain the Army’s new Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV). The ISV is designed to provide rapid ground mobility transportation in a highly flexible, light, all-terrain, air-droppable vehicle intended for use by a nine-solider infantry squad moving within 'close battle areas'.
Improving NVH and thermal energy management in electric/hybrid cars
In a free one-hour webinar to be hosted at 12.00 BST (07.00 EST / 13.00 CET) on 30th June, Ricardo will present a holistic approach to the engineering of electrified vehicle powertrains, achieving optimal product design by balancing multiple trade-offs between thermal and NVH vehicle attributes.
Selecting the best off-highway electrification solution
In a free one-hour webinar to be hosted at 14.00 BST (09.00 EST / 15.00 CET) on 23rd June, Ricardo will present its approach to the selection optimal solutions for the electrification of the powertrains of off-highway vehicles and equipment.
Key insights into future automotive megatrends
Ricardo is launching a new concept in bespoke, confidential company workshops launched to offer key insights into future automotive megatrends, targeted at those wishing to equip their organisation to most effectively compete and succeed in the automotive supply chain of the future.
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.