Ricardo Quarterly Q3 2012

Ricardo Quarterly Q3 2012


HyBoost – the win-win option: Supercharging, turbo boosting and intelligent electrification give HyBoost’s downsized three-cylinder gasoline engine strong performance and remarkable economy – at a cost that undercuts diesels.

Material challenges: Concerns over the supply of rare earth elements are leading the auto industry to actively explore new concepts in electric powertrain design and recycling – as well as some exciting new traction technologies.

Classical music: Designing any exhaust system today is a challenge – especially when it is for an iconic sports car with a famous sound signature. Ricardo’s WAVE software was used by Porsche engineers in the development of the latest 911 model

RQ viewpoint: Motorsport’s rule-setters must ensure racing is relevant to road car technology, says Steve Sapsford, Ricardo global market sector director, motorsport

Ricardo news: Boost for motorcycle development; Ricardo helps frame new US fuel efficiency regulations; fuel cell partnership with Intelligent Energy; TaxiBot to test at Frankfurt airport; re-engineering the iconic Pinzgauer

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