Ricardo Quarterly Q4 2014

Ricardo Quarterly Q4 2014

Water – the new oil? With growing pressure on supply as well as demand, water threatens to overtake oil as the primary commodity affecting the health and economic prosperity of nations. We ask the expert consultants at Ricardo-AEA how this increasingly precious and in-demand resource should be managed.

Natural gas progression: As concerns escalate over global greenhouse gas emissions from transport fuels, natural gas is shaping up as one of the most likely challengers to diesel and gasoline. Here, we look into the tasks and the technologies involved.

Synergy on two wheels: Ricardo becomes a big player in world motorcycle and personal transportation engineering with the takeover of UK consultancy Vepro Ltd.

Q&A – Barb Samardzich, Ford: The chief operating officer of Ford of Europe outlines how the blue oval plans to prosper in tomorrow’s low-emission market.

RQ viewpoint: Light-weighting requires more than material substitution, contends Graeme Stewart, managing director of vehicle systems for Ricardo UK. Read online.

Ricardo news: Older buses can be cleaner than hybrids, says Ricardo study; Ricardo-AEA extends its global reach; new Kohler engine gets Ricardo combustion system; Ricardo acquires PPA energy consultancy.

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