Ricardo Quarterly Q1 2003

Ricardo Quarterly Q1 2003

INDUSTRY UPDATE

Second-phase PSA/Ford diesels unveiled; Delphi bullish on solid oxide fuel cell; Ford realigns its product development processes; GM and Ford co-operate on six-speed Automatic

Welcome to Japan

Thanks to a ground-breaking co-operation agreement with leading test equipment maker HORIBA, Ricardo will soon have a substantial presence in Japan. Tony Lewin discusses the important new opportunities with Ricardo CEO Rodney Westhead

NEWS FROM RICARDO

Ricardo acquires leading embedded software specialist; transmission seminar spells out future trends; Ricardo develops engine front-end module for Gates

FEATURES

The HEMI® is back! 10 Engines don’t come any more legendary than Chrysler Group’s HEMI® – which is why Ricardo was selected to reinterpret this eight-cylinder icon in the light of today’s automotive environment. Jeremy Burne meets the engineers

Desert dominator

Mitsubishi’s Pajero Evolutions scored a resounding success on the gruelling Dakar rally – thanks in part to innovative transmission systems developed and manufactured by Ricardo. Jesse Crosse Reports

Diesel takes to the track

A diesel car on the grid at Le Mans? It’s a very real possibility, says William Kimberley, now that Ricardo has begun development of a V10 giving 600 Horsepower

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Atsushi Horiba

CEO of the leading Japanese test equipment specialist founded by his father, Atsushi Horiba is an idealist and visionary thinker – and has just concluded a historic accord with Ricardo

Volker Barth

Delphi’s new president of Europe, Africa and the Middle East takes over at a turbulent time for the automotive components industry

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