Ricardo Quarterly Q3 2002

Ricardo Quarterly Q3 2002

INDUSTRY UPDATE

Fuel cell vehicles come a step closer; industry debates its future; truckmakers select their emission technology options; Renault’s template for tomorrow’s small car; and Ricardo chief executive Rodney Westhead has a welcome message

NEWS FROM RICARDO

Richard Parry-Jones speaks at London conference chaired by Ricardo; historic motorcycle runs again; Ricardo results please the city; world’s press test i-MoGen as new website goes live; Ricardo hosts Renault media launch and seminar on hybrids; Stirling cycle engine development

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Automobili Lamborghini:

Giuseppe Greco

Appointed president of Lamborghini shortly after it was taken over by Audi in 1998, Giuseppe Greco tells Richard Feast about his ambitious plans to revitalise this illustrious Italian marque

AB Volvo: Leif Johansson

Now in charge of three of the world’s leading truck brands, AB Volvo chief executive Leif Johansson talks to Mats Ekelund about the strategies he is developing to prosper in today’s troubled market environment

FEATURES

Heavy duty engineering

Emissions legislation in Europe and the US is pulling the truck industry in opposite directions, forcing engineers to double-track engine development. Truck industry specialist Alan Bunting unravels the regulatory maze, analyses its implications and explains how Ricardo is pushing ahead of the game

Time to market

Getting the right new model to market on time can mean the difference between success and disaster, profit and loss. The trend towards multiple niche models and derivatives redoubles the task, raising the stakes still further and stretching carmakers’ resources to the limit. Tony Lewin looks at the perils of missing start of production dates and explains how Ricardo can help dramatically cut development time and save money and manpower too

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