Archive / September, 2015

  • Real Driving Emissions provides pathway to cleaner diesels – Ricardo research

    30 September 2015

    In an extensive and ongoing research project – the initial results of which were reported at the JSAE Annual Congress earlier this year – Ricardo has demonstrated processes for evaluating the emission technologies of diesel cars under the forthcoming Real Driving Emissions (RDE) regulations which aim to ensure on-road compliance with published type approval data for fuel economy and emissions.

    The Ricardo research project is extremely timely against the backdrop of concern over future diesel emissions. Despite continuing and significant reductions in the legislated light-duty diesel vehicle NOx emissions under ...


  • Ricardo participates in major natural gas heavy duty vehicle research initiative

    23 September 2015

    It can be revealed today that Ricardo will be a key partner in the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Green Vehicle Initiative project ‘HDGAS’ – a project that aims to develop, demonstrate and optimize advanced powertrain concepts for dual-fuel and pure natural gas powered heavy duty vehicles.

    Long haul trucks are an essential element of the transportation mix of modern, industrialized society. They are, however, inherently less amenable to the type of electrification and hybridization strategies that are already contributing to reduced carbon emissions and potential long-term sustainability for the light vehicle sector. A key global imperative is, therefore, the substantial improvement ...

  • Pi Innovo welcomes Proterra as an OpenECU® development customer

    15 September 2015


    Pi Innovo is proud to announce that Proterra Inc. of Greenville, South Carolina, is using the OpenECU toolchain and M220 embedded controller hardware to develop new control capabilities for its growing portfolio of electric buses.

    The Proterra engineering team was looking for a highly capable and flexible hardware and software development platform that could be used to develop its next generation of vehicle technologies. The OpenECU embedded control toolchain offered the capabilities it was seeking for the development phase of new technology introduction, while also providing a robust solution for full production.


    Pi Innovo’s OpenECU technology is based around a family ...




  • Ricardo congratulates Mahindra on launch of India’s first AMT equipped SUV

    14 September 2015

    India’s leading SUV manufacturer, Mahindra, has unveiled its much-awaited sports utility vehicle, the TUV300, featuring the first SUV use of the advanced autoSHIFT Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) co-developed with Ricardo.

    The Mahindra 5-speed autoSHIFT transmission represents a significant step forward in driveline technology within the Indian automotive sector. Designed to improve both the driving experience and fuel economy, the unit incorporates the key efficiency advantages of a manual transmission while providing the smooth comfort and convenience of an automatic.

    According to Mr. Rajan Wadhera, president of Truck and Powertrain and head of the Mahindra Research Valley, “Ricardo was the partner of choice, ...



  • Ricardo executive receives prestigious low carbon transportation award

    10 September 2015

    Ricardo chief technology & innovation officer Professor Neville Jackson was recognized with the award for ‘Outstanding individual in promoting low carbon transport’ at the annual Low Carbon Champions Awards, hosted to coincide with the LCV2015 event.

    The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) announced the Low Carbon Champions for 2014-15 last night at a packed gala dinner held in association with Cenex – UK’s centre of excellence for low carbon and fuel cell technologies – in Milton Keynes, UK. The Champions Awards celebrate achievement and innovation in low carbon road transport.

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