Archive / January, 2014

  • Ricardo and Brighton & Hove buses work towards a cleaner environment

    29 January 2014

    The Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company – part of the Go-Ahead Group – is working with Ricardo and test equipment specialist HORIBA on an advanced research project that aims to scientifically investigate the emissions of a range of buses operating in a modern commercial public transport fleet

    Brighton & Hove operates a fleet of approximately 280 modern buses on local services in the city and its surrounding area. The company is committed to contributing towards a cleaner environment, with all of its more recent vehicles fitted with exhaust particulate traps. Its operations are focused on the city of Brighton ...

  • 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 ...

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