Ricardo Quarterly Q2 2005

Ricardo Quarterly Q2 2005

INDUSTRY NEWS

Air quality fears hit Germany; Mercedes tri-turbo V6 diesel shown in SLK; SAE Congress looks to technology to solve industry’s ills; catalyst residues found in roadside environment

RICARDO NEWS

Key industry customers try revolutionary torque vectoring in arctic conditions; Ricardo Prague office expands again; Ricardo presents papers at SAE Congress

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Dr Eckhard Cordes

The new head of the Mercedes Car Group is bullish despite rising steel prices, quality issues and stagnant western markets. Tony Lewin spoke to him at the Geneva motor show

Stephen Clarke

Recently installed as director of Ricardo’s China operations, Stephen Clarke is exploiting major opportunities for growth amongst the joint ventures, the domestic producers and the component makers

Hybrid special – SUV superstar

Ford’s Escape Hybrid is the first-ever SUV to gain the approval of the green lobby – and Ricardo supported Ford in the development of its Atkinson-cycle engine. Jeremy Burne reports

Hybrid special – White van goes green

With the rise of online shopping, door-to-door deliveries are becoming increasingly popular – and harmful to the environment. The micro-hybrid HyTrans, developed by a partnership led by Ricardo, offers a green solution for the internet generation, says John Simister

Programming for safety

Airline passengers happily travel in fly-by-wire aircraft, but customers still need reassurance before automotive steer- and brake-by-wire gain general acceptance. Anthony Smith explains Ricardo’s systematic approach to safety-crititcal programming

 

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