Ricardo Quarterly Q4 2013

Ricardo Quarterly Q4 2013

Markets in waiting: ‘Rising 15’ is a ground-breaking Ricardo Strategic Consulting study which looks

at 150-plus nations to pick out an elite 15-strong group with the very best qualifications to power the growth of the auto industry once China, Brazil, Russia and India begin to level off.


Emissions statement: Achieving hybrid levels of fuel economy and CO2 emissions from an essentially conventional diesel powertrain is a significant challenge. The Ricardo-led Syner-D project took an innovative approach to downsizing to get the desired results.


Happy new Euro? The New Year sees Euro 6 regulations come into force for passenger cars, following the heavy duty equivalent in 2013. These norms are now fixed but what lies ahead for emissions testing technology as the regulatory grip tightens still further?


RQ viewpoint: Using modern, self-powered diesel rolling stock and exploiting underused or abandoned infrastructure, can be highly cost-effective, argues Ricardo head of rail vehicle technology Jim Buchanan.


Ricardo news: New Ricardo technology for improved wind power reliability; new Greaves engine family; Ricardo Knowledge service launched; Thailand’s DTI shows new 8x8.


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