Providing seamless EV charging throughout Europe
EVBox and has·to·be have partnered up to further improve the state of eMobility. The common goal for this collaboration is to provide the best possible charging experience to EV drivers - this collaboration helps to extend the EV charging network for both EVBox charging cardholders and has·to·be eMSP.OPERATION customers.
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.
Hot performance and cool operation for EV motors
The market for Electric Vehicles (EVs) is set to exceed $1,000bn by 2030 but potential consumers are still concerned with range, cost and safety. Whilst this draws attention initially to the battery, an equally important factor and unifying component of electric vehicles is the electric motor and its effective thermal management.
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.
F1 Racing: I/O at 200 miles per hour
It’s not controversial to suppose that Formula One (F1) is a sport of extremes. The drivers are the best, the cars are the fastest and the races the most intense. Another aspect that pushes boundaries is the data collection, handling and manipulation infrastructure that enables car condition monitoring, race timing and much more.
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.
Immersion of EV batteries: the best way to keep cool?
The EV market is growing rapidly, and with it the demand for fast charging, increased energy density and improved safety. Something that all these areas have in common is heat. Charging a battery quickly generates a lot of heat, with the extra energy capacity of modern and upcoming electric vehicle batteries, extracting this heat becomes more challenging.
Cables for Formula Student triumphant all-electric car
A team of undergraduates at Surrey University are pioneering Formula Student in the UK with an all-electric powertrain. Formula Student is the world’s largest student motorsport competition, which brings together teams from universities across the world.
Power line communication adopted for lighting system
Renesas Electronics has announced that Panasonic has adopted Renesas’ R9A06G037 Power Line Communication (PLC) IC for its new railway platform lighting control system.
Automotive lidar: battlefield of a 100 technology suppliers
Analysts at the technology consulting firm IDTechEx are tracking more than 100 companies that develop 3D automotive lidar modules. The tally was at 107 and counting by November 2019, and most companies position their business as automotive Tier 2 suppliers.