Archive / 2015

  • Getting ‘real’ about emissions testing

    09 December 2015

    The following article was originally published in the
    Q4/2015 issue of RQ magazine...

    In an extensive and ongoing research project, Ricardo has demonstrated processes for evaluating the aftertreatment technology options for diesel cars under the forthcoming European Real Driving Emissions (RDE) regulations – rules designed to ensure on-road compliance with published type approval data for fuel economy and emissions. Anthony Smith reports.

    The late summer of 2015 will very probably be remembered as the point in time at which vehicle emissions testing – in particular of diesel cars – became the subject of widespread international mainstream media, public and even ...

  • Ricardo congratulates Shengrui on production of 30,000th 8AT transmission

    08 December 2015

    A significant milestone has been passed in the success story of an advanced 8-speed automatic transmission, developed by Ricardo with one of China’s leading transmission suppliers.

    The award-winning 8AT transmission was the result of a highly successful collaboration with Shengrui, in which Ricardo took engineering responsibility from concept to pre-production prototypes, including full responsibility for software and production calibration. This advanced transmission derived from an initial patent owned by Shengrui, and offers key advantages – including a relatively simple arrangement utilizing standard component design and manufacturing techniques. The resulting 8AT provides excellent shift quality, a highly compact design package competitive with ...

  • Ricardo to host climate action plan implementation event at COP21, Paris

    01 December 2015

    As the world As the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP21) moves from the opening speeches to the detailed negotiations phase, Ricardo Energy & Environment will host a side event, Turning plans into achievement: the art of INDC implementation, from 15:15 - 16:45 on Wednesday 2 December, at the OECD Pavilion, Hall 3 (lot 7 - Blue Zone).

    The event will focus on what we see as the five essential but intrinsically interlinked pillars of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) implementation, informed by Ricardo Energy & Environment’s experience of supporting ...

  • Ricardo delivers first of a new generation of GT3 motorsport transmission

    25 November 2015

    As part of a major contract with a prestigious automaker for the 2016 race season, Ricardo has delivered the first of a new, highly efficient and light weight 6-speed transmission.

    The new transmission – designed by Ricardo in collaboration with the customer’s engineering team, and manufactured at Ricardo’s Midlands Technical Centre – features sequential shift and adjustable limited slip differential, and is one of the lightest, most efficient and compact designs in its class. The unit delivered today is the first under a contract that will see Ricardo continuing to support this customer through the 2016 season.

    “We are really pleased to ...

  • Ricardo Motorcycle celebrates success of second annual conference

    17 November 2015

    Following a very positive response to its inaugural event last year, Ricardo Motorcycle held its second annual conference in Milan on 16th November – a one-day curtain-raiser for EICMA 2015, the premier global trade show for two-wheeled transport.

    In excess of a hundred delegates, including senior management, engineers and thought-leaders from the world’s motorcycle industries, discussed current trends and future drivers in the motorcycle and urban mobility sector – in the beautiful setting of the historic Sala del Cenacolo in Milan’s museum of science and technology; the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci. The papers and Q&A ...

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