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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

Ricardo Unveils State-Of-The-Art Electric Drive Systems Capability

Ricardo Unveils State-Of-The-Art Electric Drive Systems Capability
With the increasing electrification of vehicle powertrains – from electric city cars to conventional and plug-in hybrids and from motorcycles to off-highway equipment and railway locomotives – an ability to engineer best-in-class electric drive systems is an important strategic requirement for Ricardo. The recruitment of a dedicated team for this end-to-end capability, coupled with the company’s longstanding and widely acknowledged leadership in vehicle systems integration, has left Ricardo ideally placed to assist all organizations and all sectors in the electric and hybrid vehicle value chain.
13th February 2013

Artemis, Bombardier and Ricardo to collaborate on rail brake energy recovery research

A ground-breaking collaborative research and development project on rail brake energy recovery is scheduled to commence in the second half of this year and will see Ricardo join forces with fluid power expert Artemis Intelligent Power and world-leading rail technology expert Bombardier Transportation. The system to be researched is intended for use on diesel powered multiple units. It is conceived as a cost-effective solution that could be retrofitted to existing rolling stock as well as incorporated into new rail vehicles. To demonstrate a complete rail driveline incorporating this energy storage technology, the system will be coupled to a wheel-set supplied by Bombardier and will be tested on a dynamometer rig at Artemis’s facility in Midlothian, Scotland. It is anticipated that a follow-up project will progress to installing and testing the system on an operating train.
16th May 2012

Ricardo supports Chery with CVT control technology

It can be revealed today that the long-standing and highly successful collaboration between Ricardo and Chery Automobile Company Ltd of China, was instrumental in the development of the CVT system launched in the new Chery E5 vehicle.
16th May 2012

Ricardo Signs Cooperation Agreement With China's Wuxi Fuel Injection Equipment Reseatch Institute

Agreement announced today will see Ricardo and WFIERI collaborating across a range of engine technologies and market development opportunities in China.
27th March 2012

Hyboost Demonstrates New Powertrain Architecture For ‘intelligent Electrification’

Hyboost Demonstrates New Powertrain Architecture For ‘intelligent Electrification’
The HyBoost project vehicle was revealed for the first time today at the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle 2011 event hosted at Rockingham, UK, demonstrating a combination of high impact, low cost electrical systems which offer the prospect of radical engine downsizing using electric supercharger and energy capture and storage technologies within an otherwise conventional gasoline powertrain architecture.
12th September 2011

Breakthrough In Ricardo Kinergy ‘second Generation’ High-speed Flywheel Technology

Following intensive research and engineering development, Ricardo has today announced a breakthrough in its revolutionary Kinergy hermetically sealed high-speed flywheel energy storage device. A significant improvement in the magnetic coupling and gearing system has now taken its efficiency to better than that of a conventional geared drive, consolidating Kinergy’s position as perhaps the most promising high speed flywheel concept currently available
1st September 2011

LOWCVP Study Demonstrates The Increasing Importance Of Measuring Whole Life Carbon Emissions...

LowCVP study demonstrates the increasing importance of measuring whole life carbon emissions to compare vehicle performance
13th June 2011

Ricardo Report Defines Best Practice In Evaluating EV Battery Companies

Ricardo Strategic Consulting has today published a white paper outlining the processes that investors and automakers should adopt as they evaluate investment opportunities and suppliers in the economically crucial, rapidly developing electric vehicle (EV) battery systems market.
13th June 2011

Ricardo, NW UAV And XRDI Form Alliance To Provide Superior UAV Heavy-fuel Engine Solutions

Ricardo, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Ricardo plc, today announced the formation of a strategic business alliance with XRD Inc. (XRDi) and NW UAV to design, develop and manufacture a family of heavy-fuel engine solutions for unmanned systems.
7th June 2011

Ricardo To Assist China’s Lifan In Development Of State-of-the-art Turbocharged Direct Injection Gasoline Engines

Building on a highly successful collaboration over the past five years, it has been announced today that Ricardo will assist Lifan Automobile Group based in Chongqing, China, with the development of a family of highly downsized gasoline engines capable of meeting future Chinese and international fuel economy and emissions regulations.
1st June 2011

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