Ricardo Quarterly Q3 2007

Ricardo Quarterly Q3 2007

INDUSTRY NEWS

Europe turns the emissions screw; change in climate asthe United States wakes up to CO2 regulation; BMW’s benchmark new diesel; Smart goes micro-hybrid

RICARDO NEWS

Agreement with China’s Sinotruk; next-generation transmission research; new gear manufacturing technology; Ricardo transmission in triumphant Peugeot 908 HDi FAP Le Mans racer

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Fredrik Arp

Volvo’s chief executive is questioned by Tony Lewin on emissions reduction, SUVs, the next big steps in safety – and whether Volvo will be sold

Professor Herbert Kohler

As chief environmental officer at DaimlerChrysler, Prof Kohler is responsible for planning every aspect of the group’s operations. Tony Lewin asks him about his priorities

Duel of the eco-champions

Fuel-efficient cars have a big future in the US – but the high costs of hybrids mean they may be outsold by clean diesels. Anthony Smith analyses the predictions of Diesel set to boom in the US?, a ground breaking report from Ricardo and investment bank UBS”

Heavy but clean: towards a unified goal

Truck and off-highway manufacturers are under unprecedented pressure to reduce emissions worldwide. But, as Jesse Crosse reports, convergence of standards in the major markets could mean HDD producers working towards a common goal

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