Ricardo Quarterly Q2 2016

Ricardo Quarterly Q2 2016

The new model factory:  Modern automotive manufacturing is highly efficient, but expensive and inflexible. In partnership with the United Technologies Research Center, Ricardo StrategicConsulting shows how new processes can unlock innovation and enable mass customization.

Unplugging the electric car: Thanks to the latest generation of wireless electric vehicle charging technology such as Qualcomm HaloTM, the inconvenience and hassle of using power cables to connect to charging points could soon be a thing of the past.

Reading the signals: Denmark’s rail network is undergoing the largest signalling replacement programme Europe has ever seen. But why have so few territories attempted it before?

Interview: Danny Shapiro, NVIDIA’s automotive leader, discusses deep-learning circuits thatwill steer the new generation of intelligent autonomous vehicles.

RQ viewpoint: Steve Doyle, Ricardo product group head of hybrid & electronic systems, says 48V hybrids will save more CO2 than plug-ins, at least in the medium term. Read online.

Ricardo news: Ricardo oversees truck platooning project; new transmission for Shengrui; Forbes Best list features Ricardo; mild hybrid technology co-operation; rail presence in China steps up.

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