Ricardo Quarterly Q2 2014

Ricardo Quarterly Q2 2014

Climate – the reckoning: With CO2 concentrations passing the 400ppm threshold and the IPCC’s latest report calling for immediate action, accurate information is essential to the success of climate mitigation and adaptation measures. We go behind the scenes at the organization employed by governments worldwide to provide expert advice on climate policy – Ricardo-AEA.

Digging deep for Efficiency: Ricardo’s new TorqStor high-speed flywheel energy storage technology made its debut at CONEXPO 2014 in Las Vegas. We speak to the engineering team to hear how the innovative hybrid system can greatly improve the efficiency of off-highway construction equipment.

Q&A - Mike Flewitt, McLaren Automotive: The CEO of the world’s youngest supercar maker gives his views about cylinders, CO2, fast cars, China and building a fresh brand to compete with the grand global names.

RQ viewpoint: What next for batteries asks Ricardo product group director Paul Rivera. Read online.

Ricardo news: Major Ministry of Defence contract; MoU for motorcycle design in Italy; Ricardo to build Airbus parts; innovative HyBoost prototype tested by Jay Leno.

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