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  • Ricardo to lead vehicle platooning study for UK Department for Transport

    06 January 2014

    The UK Department for Transport has commissioned research to understand how platooning technology, which enables road vehicles to move as a group, might benefit UK business, the transport network, road safety and the environment.

    Ricardo plc will lead a consortium comprising, TRL (Transport Research Laboratory), Ricardo AEA and Transport & Travel Research Ltd (TTR). The feasibility study will investigate the issues faced by legislators, haulage companies, drivers of the vehicles in the platoon, trunk road network operators and other road users, to establish whether a road trial of a heavy goods vehicle platoon should be considered.

    “Ricardo is extremely pleased to ...

  • Ricardo and McLaren Automotive sign multi-year engine supply agreement

    20 December 2013

    The contract announced today - representing revenue in the order of £40m per annum for Ricardo from 2016 onwards - is the largest new order in almost a century of Ricardo history and the most substantial single procurement ever made by McLaren Automotive.

    The Ricardo High Performance Assembly Facility

    Ricardo has manufactured McLaren Automotive’s entire engine requirements at its purpose-built engine assembly facility at Shoreham, UK. The agreement signed today will see the two companies continue to build upon this very successful collaboration to 2020 and beyond, on a range of ...

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