Ricardo Quarterly Q3 2005

Ricardo Quarterly Q3 2005

INDUSTRY NEWS

New-generation diesel injectors promise major benefits; Toyota targets $50,000 fuel cell car; US diesel breakthrough predicted; BMW dominates engine awards

RICARDO NEWS

English Heritage unveils blue plaque outside Sir Harry Ricardo’s London home; global NVH operations integrated; Ricardo Diesel Report forecasts big US expansion

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Troy Clarke

GM’s Asia Pacific president is in charge of the world’s fastest-growing region. He talks to Julian Rendell about the realities of making cars and doing business in China

Joe Bakaj

As head of R&D and product planning at Mazda, Bakaj has helped hone a world-class product development process that is being adopted by the Ford group worldwide.Tony Lewin learns the secrets

More power to the HUMMER

The mighty HUMMER H1 receives an engine upgrade, with Ricardo as powertrain systems integrator. Jeremy Burne documents a programme that was far more extensive than the new Alpha version’s unchanged appearance would suggest

JCB builds its own engine

The bright yellow machines of the determinedly independent UK-based excavator firm have become something of a world legend. AsTony Lewin reports, JCB’s managers turned to Ricardo when they wanted to break away from industry convention and develop their own series of engines

Shifting with the best

Transmissions have become a key selling point in modern cars – but how can a carmaker be confident his system is up with the best? Ricardo has the answer, as Anthony Smith reports

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