Ricardo Quarterly Q4 2006

Ricardo Quarterly Q4 2006


Paris show majors on grand touring style; Honda demonstrates fuel cell car; US green car ranking causes controversy


TVR sports car engines in development deal; major programme targets world’s cleanest diesel; SULEV gasoline co operation with Bosch; new VP of Control and Electronics


Gilles Michel, PSA Peugeot Citroën

Tony Lewin questions PSA’s technology chief about R&D, hybrids, co-operation and speeding up new model introductions

Ulrich Walker, president, Smart

Walker is the new broom who promises to put Smart on track to profitability. We question him as he prepares to launch the second-generation Fortwo

World record engineering

In August JCB broke the world land speed record for diesel cars with the slender 9-metre Dieselmax streamliner, powered by Ricardo developed engines. Jesse Crosse tells the epic story of intensive development, round the clock teamwork and eventual triumph

China sourcing

Too many companies get it wrong, failing to spot opportunities, clinging to outdated ideas and misunderstanding other cultures. Andy Chien of Ricardo Strategic Consulting explains how organisations can prepare for low-cost sourcing

World-class fuel economy

Ricardo was quick to respond to the UK government’s call for a family car capable of better than 100 g/km CO2. Developed in conjunction with PSA, the Efficient-C diesel full-hybrid exceeded all targets to establish world-class fuel economy benchmarks

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