Ricardo Quarterly Q3 2010

Ricardo Quarterly Q3 2010

Industry news
High-speed rail deal sees heavyweight companies clash; Japanese firms map out low-CO2 future; onshore, offshore and floating windfarms; low-cost Chinese trucks dominate global sales

Ricardo news
Ricardo in sustainable logistics consortium; Ricardo report on UK auto industry; Strategic Consulting milestone; Shengrui automatic moves towards production; Ricardo expands rail team

Questions and answers
President Yin, Lifan Group – from Chinese political prisoner to entrepreneurial business magnate: Tony Lewin tracks the astonishing rise of engine, bike, car and truck builder Lifan under its charismatic leader

Didier Leroy, president, Toyota Motor Europe - Though bruised by worldwide recalls, the global automotive leader has learned from the scandal and is determined to move two steps ahead of the field on quality, its European boss tells Tony Lewin

World-class template

In 2007 Ricardo helped to establish an innovative UK-based automotive product development organization for China’s Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation. Now, as Anthony Smith reports, this team has become the international advanced engineering hub of SAIC and styling centre of the born-again MG brand

Clear view on combustion
Ricardo’s latest research project, aided by a transparent test engine, is expected to yield a fundamental step forward in direct injection systems for spark ignition engines. Jesse Crosse finds out about spray-guided direct injection

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