Archive / September, 2014

  • Coventry Univerity students’ link-up with Ricardo leads to design ‘Oscar’

    29 September 2014

    Students at Coventry University have beaten over 4,750 entries from 63 countries to win what is considered an ‘Oscar’ of the global design industry – and have helped the University achieve a number one ranking for design in the UK.

  • KONGSBERG to collaborate with Ricardo on wind farm bearing monitoring technology

    18 September 2014

    Ricardo and KONGSBERG have today announced that they have signed a framework agreement that will see Ricardo support the development of the Kongsberg Wind Farm Management System (WFMS) as well as related condition monitoring systems for a range of other industrial sectors.

    The Kongsberg WFMS is a turbine independent decision support system. It surpasses the functionality found in wind farm supervisory control and data acquisition systems, and offers a modern and intuitive user interface based on KONGSBERG’s wide ranging experience in automation and decision support systems for the defence, maritime and offshore oil & gas sectors.

    KONGSBERG selected Ricardo to support the development of the WFMS not least ...

  • Ricardo to show rail vehicle light-weighting and waste energy capture at InnoTrans 2014

    18 September 2014

    Ricardo’s comprehensive rail industry expertise – ranging from the structural design of vehicle components and advanced on-board innovations, through to the full-scale manufacture of driveline systems – will be on display at InnoTrans 2014, one of the world’s largest trade fairs for transport technology.

    Ricardo’s rail business has grown substantially in recent years, both in the company’s areas of competence in rail engine and powertrain engineering, as well as the development and application of new areas of technological innovation throughout rail operations. 

  • Ricardo showcases ‘Life’ innovations for reduced cost of wind energy

    17 September 2014

    Ricardo has chosen WindEnergy Hamburg – Europe’s premier wind energy event, to be hosted on 23-26 Sept – to launch an extended range of technological innovations aimed at improving the performance and reliability of wind turbine drivelines, hence reducing the total cost of energy generated.

    Ricardo has been in the business of assisting wind farm developers and turbine manufacturers to improve the reliability of their drivetrains for a number of years, as Paul Jordan, the company’s global head of clean energy and power generation explains: “Reliability is one of the most crucial determinants of the commercial case for wind farm developments. The ability to convert that potential into revenue for energy ...

  • Clean low carbon technology meets performance at Ricardo’s LCV2014 stand

    11 September 2014

    Ricardo technology demonstrators capable of high fuel efficiency, clean performance, and low carbon emissions shared a platform with a gasoline-electric McLaren P1 – designed, engineered and built to be the best driver’s car in the world on road and track – at the Low Carbon Vehicle Event (LCV 2014).

    Ricardo’s concept of ‘intelligent electrification’ was exhibited in the form of the launch of the first functional integration prototype of the Advanced Diesel Electric Powertrain (ADEPT) project, which aims to demonstrate a powertrain with uncompromised performance and less than 70 g/km CO2 ...

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