Ricardo Quarterly Q1 2007

Ricardo Quarterly Q1 2007

INDUSTRY NEWS

Electric cars are back on Detroit’s agenda; VW’s cleanestever diesel; Toyota shows sports hybrid; Nissan’s green commitment

RICARDO NEWS

Berlin debut for Ricardo’s cross-axle torque vectoring demonstrator; KV6 engine production starts in China; new Global Perspectives white paper; European software users’ conference

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Dr Franz-Josef Paefgen

Chief executive of Bentley Motors since 2002, Paefgen has presided over a dramatic increase in production and a major turnaround in the ultra-luxury marque’s fortunes

Karina K Morley

As vice president for control and electronics at Ricardo, Morley leads one of the fastest-growing areas of automobile engineering. Tony Lewin hears her insights into the electronic future

Championship winner

The BP-Ford team brought home the 2006 World Rally Manufacturers’ Championship in spectacular fashion, taking eight wins in the season. Ricardo was a key partner in the programme, designing and supplying the complete transmission system. Michael Scarlett tells the story of a sophisticated system developed in a matter of months but proving totally reliable in the heat of competition

Helping hydrogen happen

Ricardo was chosen to lead a major European Commission project to evaluate potential future directions in hydrogen and fuel cell technology. Jesse Crosse reports from the heart of the operation charged with setting future energy strategy

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