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Latest generation of transmissions for Formula E season 2020

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.
5th August 2019

The impacts of autonomous driving on Europe’s automotive industry

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.
31st July 2019

The EV project powering next-gen battery systems

The EV project powering next-gen battery systems
As the automotive industry seeks to electrify its product ranges, the thermal management of high capacity batteries used for EVs is proving a significant challenge. The performance and efficiency of battery cells can deteriorate - and their ageing can be accelerated - if operating temperatures exceed the upper or lower limits of a comparatively narrow range. In extreme cases, exceeding upper operating limits can risk thermal runaway of cells, leading to catastrophic failure and potentially, fire.
30th July 2019


Contribution of engine lube oil to reduce European vehicle CO2

Contribution of engine lube oil to reduce European vehicle CO2
  A Ricardo report for ATIEL - the technical association representing manufacturers and marketers in the European lubricants industry - highlights the direct and indirect contributions that automotive engine lubricants can make to improved vehicle fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions.
3rd July 2019

Building trust in connected and autonomous vehicles

Building trust in connected and autonomous vehicles
The 5StarS consortium - which brings together key research bodies Ricardo, Roke, HORIBA MIRA, Thatcham Research and Axillium Research to address the cyber security threat - has launched its proposed assurance framework for connected and autonomous vehicle cyber security from design to end of life, following a two-year research project funded by Innovate UK.
27th June 2019

Autonomous vehicle safety: Ricardo partners with US Government

Autonomous vehicle safety: Ricardo partners with US Government
Ricardo is collaborating with the US Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Intel, Intel Mobileye, Lyft, SAE International, and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, to deliver an industry workshop to evaluate current perspectives on Automated Driving Systems (ADS) safety.
24th June 2019

Ultra high efficiency engines designed for hybrid applications

Ultra high efficiency engines designed for hybrid applications
  In a free webinar to be hosted by Automotive World at 27th June, 2019 at 10am EST / 4pm CET / 7.30pm IST - Ricardo’s Richard Osborne and Roscoe Sellers will discuss how ultra high efficiency engines can be developed for hybrid applications.
21st June 2019

The future of EVs: modular battery packs and thermal optimisation

The future of EVs: modular battery packs and thermal optimisation
  With the transition to dedicated platforms for electric vehicles offering greater opportunities for product optimisation and design flexibility, Ricardo contends that new approaches are needed to modular battery pack design and thermal management.
5th June 2019

Insights on thermal optimisation of electrified powertrains

Insights on thermal optimisation of electrified powertrains
  At the Vehicle Thermal Management Systems conference (VTMS 14) to be hosted by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in London on 5th-6th June, Ricardo will present papers on the latest approaches to optimising thermal performance of electric vehicle batteries, hybrid powertrains and conventional engine systems.
3rd June 2019

Concept aims to increase fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions

Concept aims to increase fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions
The Ricardo CryoPower concept is an engine technology which aims to substantially increase the fuel efficiency while reducing operating costs and CO2 emissions, for long haul trucks and other heavy-duty applications. The technology has been the subject of active R&D by Ricardo for approximately ten years and has demonstrated the potential to reduce operating fuel costs and fuel usage by.
8th February 2018

Duo collaborate on EV battery development

Duo collaborate on EV battery development
  The University of South Wales’ Centre for Automotive and Power System Engineering and Ricardo have announced that they intend to collaborate on Electric Vehicle (EV) battery systems research and development.
24th January 2018

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


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