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2008-04-11
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At the center of the powertrain technology warfare that rages across most of the automotive industry, technology provider Ricardo continues to optimize the gasoline and diesel engine and the hybridization of both. The company is also assessing some novel solutions, and is considering the impact of legislation on global markets and emerging consumer tastes to identify a range of technologies that it needs to develop and have ready.
2008-06-10
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The pace of research into low-carbon technology is growing, with significant financial inputs by governments. In the U.K., sixteen low-carbon vehicle-development projects are being funded by the Government's Technology Strategy Board.
2008-05-19
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Ricardo and partners have completed testing on a prototype engine designed to switch between two- and four-stroke modes.
2008-06-19
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Engineers who analyze combustion processes do not need more variables. However, biofuels, which have burning and performance characteristics that differ sharply from petrodiesel, will alter the way engines perform.
2011-11-14
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Engineers will be so successful at improving the internal-combustion (IC) engine that global oil use will decline even as the number of vehicles in the global car fleet increases by 80% from 2010 to 2035.
2011-10-27
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U.K. consortium develops compact electric power unit with higher-energy-density lithium-ion battery cells.
2011-11-01
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The flywheel energy-storage system is being integrated with a CVT and electric PTO for installation in a demonstrator vehicle. Kinergy has achieved an efficiency level greater than that of a conventional geared drive, claims the company.
2011-12-30
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Bespoke manufacturing techniques help Ricardo build the engine of McLaren's ultrahigh-performance sports car.
2012-04-24
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With continuing pressure to increase fuel economy with ever lower emissions, industry specialists and researchers presented key findings in new, combustion schemes and research.
2012-06-22
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The European SARTRE (Safe Road Trains for the Environment) project has carried out a test in Spain of a road train comprising several vehicles automatically driving in convoy.
2009-09-08
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As engineers devise ways to get the most out of hybrid components and systems, control software is a vital element. These programs manage all aspects of a hybrid system, making decisions about batteries, power sources, and many other factors.
2009-09-08
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Ricardo has developed a spark-ignited V6 engine that matches the performance of a larger V8 diesel engine while also reducing costs. Its Ethanol-Boosted Direct Injection (EBDI) also has the potential to reduce aftertreatment size while letting operators use a range of fuels.
2009-12-03
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Ricardo and IAI team on a solution that addresses wasted fuel and both noise and air pollution.
2009-12-14
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HyBoost is a two-year research project to develop a gasoline engine that returns up to 40% CO2 emissions reduction without compromising performance and using near-term technologies. The KinerStor project aims to demonstrate the viability of a low-cost flywheel-type hybrid system.
2010-02-01
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Britain’s Ricardo and QinetiQ pursue a cheaper and safer lithium-ion battery by targeting an iron-sulfide formulation with a high theoretical energy density.
2011-06-19
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Ricardo Inc. formed a strategic business alliance with XRD Inc. (XRDi) and NW UAV to design, develop, and manufacture a family of heavy-fuel engine solutions for unmanned systems. Branded Wolverine, the new engine line combines Ricardo's engineering expertise with XRDi's propriety combustion technology and NW UAV's advanced manufacturing capabilities.
2014-07-28
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When Ricardo first started development of magnetically coupled kinetic energy storage devices, it looked at a number of electromagnetic simulators on the market to help shorten design-to-manufacture times.
2010-10-12
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Blower-technology upstarts Lontra and Rotrak are looking to challenge turbocharging's dominance with novel supercharger technology aimed at downsized gasoline and diesel engines.
2010-10-21
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The U.S. EPA has waived a limitation on selling fuel that is more than 10% ethanol for newer cars and light trucks. The E15 waiver applies only to model year 2007 and newer cars and light trucks. A decision on the use of E15 in model year 2001 to 2006 vehicles will be made after EPA receives the results of additional U.S.
2011-03-08
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The small MAV unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show features sliding rear doors and no B-pillar, and it's powered by what will be the latest addition to the Ford small engine range.
2011-02-14
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As the company prepares to reveal its production hybrid models, it remains cautious about pure EV technology except for its small A1 and exotic sports car.
2011-03-24
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An EU-funded, automated platooning system passes its first road test.
2009-04-08
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Despite the global economic downturn, China has reached deep into its pockets to further encourage its domestic car manufacturers in their hybrid and alternative fuel vehicle development. The government has invested almost $1.5 billion to put 1000 such vehicles in each of 13 major urban areas in a highly visible public demonstration.
2008-07-21
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A new center that accents chambers and specialized battery-cycle test and simulation equipment will provide a unique environment for developing complete high-voltage battery pack systems for hybrid-electric, plug-in hybrid-electric, and electric vehicles.
2008-11-18
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Ricardo Inc. has received a contract as part of the Fuel Efficient Ground Vehicle Demonstrator program launched by the U.S. Army's Tank Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center (TARDEC) to identify the best combinations of technologies for achieving the highest possible fuel efficiency for military ground vehicles while maintaining vehicle performance.
2010-05-28
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Former World Rally Championship, McLaren F1, and BMW engineers offer input on the design and development of a new military vehicle to meet not only Ministry of Defence requirements for a Light Protected Patrol Vehicle but also for such vehicles in other parts of the world.
2010-06-29
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Unmanned Aerial Systems and Ricardo will test a Nightwind 2 UAV powered by an all-new Ricardo engine designed specifically for JP-8 fuel. It promises significant gains in effective altitude, dwell time aloft, stealth operations, low thermal and acoustic profiles, and fuel efficiency.
2010-05-10
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Force Protection Europe, a wholly owned subsidiary of Force Protection Industries, Inc., received a contract from the U.K. Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the purchase of two Ocelot vehicles for further testing under the Light Protected Patrol Vehicle (LPPV) program.
2010-05-26
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While probably better known for its engineering solutions for ground vehicles, Ricardo announced in late May that it is developing a new purpose-built family of UAV engines for both civilian and military applications.
2010-06-24
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To achieve the required valve angles in the R1200GS's new DOHC cylinder heads, BMW Motorrad engineers designed a unique grind for the engine's cam lobes.
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