Archive / December, 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 ...

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