Ricardo Quarterly Q3 2003

Ricardo Quarterly Q3 2003

INDUSTRY UPDATE

Frankfurt Show: Sports sedan concept from Jaguar highlights lightweight and diesel technology; particle filters gain acceptance; micro-hybrids arrive; Toyota’s new hybrid take; Ricardo CEO welcomes German Acquisition

NEWS FROM RICARDO

Triumph for Ricardo in downhill race; Global Powertrain Congress features Ricardo papers; seminars on particulates and Software

FEATURES

PROTOtechnik-IFT

The acquisition of the prestigious specialist propels Ricardo into Germany’s big league. Tony Lewin reports from Europe’s biggest market for automotive engineering

Gasoline’s big breakthrough

Ricardo’s cost-effective LBDI® system cuts consumption and emissions by 20 per cent – using today’s industrial infrastructure. Anthony Smith has the details

GSQA

Gearshift quality is notoriously difficult to analyse objectively – but now Ricardo has the tools to enable every carmaker to achieve the desired values. Anthony Smith reports

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Louis Schweitzer

Renault’s CEO has presided over a dramatic renaissance of the brand’s style, sales and global reach. Tony Lewin hears his future plans for the Alliance

Hiroyuki Watanabe

As Toyota’s worldwide head of R&D, Hiroyuki Watanabe is responsible for every technology in every market.

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