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More efficient hybrid vehicles are zooming into the market

More efficient hybrid vehicles are zooming into the market
  Ricardo is undertaking research that aims to reduce the development cycle time of hybrid vehicles through the use of simulation for the optimisation of mechanical, thermal and electrical energy efficiency.
26th October 2017

Ricardo and Roke to develop connected transport against cyber attacks

Ricardo and Roke to develop connected transport against cyber attacks
  To develop solutions that will make autonomous and connected transport robust against cyber attack, Ricardo and Roke Manor Research have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).  
14th September 2017

Electric vehicle technologies to showcase at LCV2017

Electric vehicle technologies to showcase at LCV2017
  Ricardo’s low carbon vehicle technologies and the monitoring of urban air quality will be on display at the CENEX Low Carbon Vehicles show (LCV2017).
12th September 2017


EV battery control tech helps assess cell chemistries

A revolutionary electric vehicle Battery Management System (BMS) has been developed by Ricardo – scalable to a wide range of applications, and further enhancing the use of advanced model-based control methods to optimise the performance of both existing and next-generation cell chemistries. One of the most significant impediments to an increased market share for plug-in vehicles is today’s high cost of rechargeable energy storage.
19th July 2017

Electrification can help automakers meet environmental goals

Electrification can help automakers meet environmental goals
In a recent white paper, experts from across Ricardo set out their vision for an electric future for the passenger car, in which innovations both in technology and in the processes and organisation of product development can successfully deliver both environmental and commercial sustainability for the automotive industry. Whether through hybridisation or substitution with pure battery-electric architectures, the trend towards the electrification of passenger powertrains is now firmly established, as automakers strive to meet fuel economy and CO2 emissions targets.
3rd July 2017

Ricardo predicts water sector will be enabled by automotive skills

Technology and engineering skills drawn from the automotive industry have the potential to help the UK water sector in tackling the worsening impacts of climate change, while delivering a more resilient service at a lower cost, according to the global water and environmental engineering specialists at Ricardo.
27th June 2017

Making the EV voice heard

Making the EV voice heard
This week’s SAE Noise & Vibration Conference and Exhibition, hosted at Grand Rapids, Michigan, has seen Ricardo outline new engineering methods that – drawing upon the inherent acoustics of the powertrain of electric sports cars – will generate an authentic brand image ‘voice’ for electric vehicles.

  
15th June 2017

How to improve gasoline engine fuel efficiency

How to improve gasoline engine fuel efficiency
According to a paper presented by Ricardo during the SIA Powertrain conference in Versailles, France, gasoline engine fuel-efficiency can be improved while also meeting Euro 6d regulations, by adopting lean combustion with cost-effective NOx control. Ricardo has reported the findings of a detailed simulation study to determine the applicability of different engine operating modes – stoichiometric, lean homogeneous and lean stratified – in meeting Euro 6d Real Driving Emissions (RDE) limits for gasoline engines using lean operation zones in C-segment applications.
14th June 2017

Vehicle test facilities achieve certification for WLTP standard

The Ricardo Vehicle Emissions Research Centre (VERC) and associated facilities at the Shoreham Technical Centre have been accredited by the Vehicle Certification Agency to carry out type approval testing to the new Worldwide harmonised Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP). The VERC was opened in 2015 and is one of the world’s most advanced vehicle test facilities.
13th June 2017

Real world driving emissions testing demonstrated at AQE

Real world driving emissions testing demonstrated at AQE
At the Air Quality & Emissions Show (AQE) that took place at Telford, UK, on 24th to 25th May 2017, Ricardo demonstrated its new real world driving emissions measurement service, and discussed the first results from its roadside vehicle monitoring research. Ricardo launched its vehicle emission measurement service in April 2017. The system uses absorption spectroscopy to monitor and record emissions such as NOx and NO2 from a vehicle’s exhaust as it passes by a roadside sensor.
26th May 2017

Project to improve efficiency of next-gen gasoline engines

Project to improve efficiency of next-gen gasoline engines
While powertrain electrification offers significant opportunities to reduce vehicle emissions in the urban environment, the gasoline engine is likely to continue to play a significant role in passenger cars – both in conventional and hybrid powertrains – for many years to come. This is particularly the case for mid- to premium-sized passenger cars that are used for longer-distance journeys.
19th May 2017

UK consortium to focus on automotive security

UK consortium to focus on automotive security
As part of the national strategy to establish the UK as a global centre for the development, testing and commercialisation of connected autonomous vehicles, Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, has today given the green light to 5*StarS.
11th April 2017

Emissions monitoring in the real world

Emissions monitoring in the real world
Vehicle emissions are the primary cause of air quality standard exceedances in the majority of UK Air Quality Management Areas. Increasing pressure to reduce the impact of pollution from vehicles has led to growing interest in the introduction of ‘Clean Air Zones’ and ‘Low Emission Zones’.
24th March 2017

Ford Focus RS earns 2017 Ward’s 10 Best Engines award

Ford Focus RS earns 2017 Ward’s 10 Best Engines award
Ford has received the award for one Wards 10 Best Engines of 2017, as selected by WardsAuto editors, for the four-cylinder 2.3L Turbocharged DOHC engine of the Focus RS – an advanced engine developed in an engineering partnership between Ford Performance and Ricardo.
13th January 2017

McLaren races to the top spot with production of 10,000th car

McLaren races to the top spot with production of 10,000th car
McLaren Automotive has celebrated the manufacture of its 10,000th car – a McLaren 570S – marking the latest milestone in a major UK automotive success story, for which Ricardo is the supplier of the engines – designed and developed in partnership with McLaren, and manufactured at Ricardo’s purpose-built performance engine factory.
20th December 2016

Project shares safety-critical systems development insight

Project shares safety-critical systems development insight
The PICASSOS project, which stands for Proving Integrity of Complex Automotive System of Systems, is a three-year research initiative led by Ricardo together with partners Jaguar Land Rover, Johnson Matthey Battery Systems, YorkMetrics, D-RisQ and the universities of Oxford, Coventry and Warwick. 
24th November 2016

White paper to detail autonomous vehicle safety

White paper to detail autonomous vehicle safety
At the Automobility 2016 event at the Ford Motor Company Conference & Event Centre, Dearborn, Michigan, on 13th October, Ricardo is set to publish a white paper that details the importance of safety case development to support the public introduction of autonomous mobility, based on the international work of Ricardo Rail in ensuring the safety of autonomous vehicles on both the railway and highway.
12th October 2016

Latest vehicle technology at Light Electric Vehicle Summit

Latest vehicle technology at Light Electric Vehicle Summit
Crafting the right noise signature for operational and brand expectation requirements, proving that autonomous light electric vehicles are sufficiently safe for highway operation, and creating new electrical/electronic architecture as well as including a new tilting four wheeler architecture for L-category vehicles will be among key challenges to be featured at the first Light Electric Vehicle Summit (LEVS), in technology presentations by Ricardo.
19th September 2016

Diesel engine development sees collaboration of Ricardo and Quanchai

An agreement between Ricardo and Anhui Quanchai Engine has been signed to support the development of a new generation common rail diesel engine platform for commercial applications.
31st August 2016

Saving fuel in rail vehicles

Saving fuel in rail vehicles
The DDFlyTrain project has projected a fuel saving of around 10% based on the use of high speed flywheel brake recovery technology retrofitted to DMU rolling stock. This order of saving means that the technology has a potential ROI of inside five years. The project has also produced a proof of concept test rig used to demonstrate the technology to rail industry stakeholders and a concept for integration onto a Bombardier Turbostar DMU.
28th July 2015


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