Ricardo Quarterly Q4 2016

Ricardo Quarterly Q4 2016

Change of climate: Ricardo’s top team of environmental specialists report back from their participation in the climate summit in Morocco, and on their work helping a wide range of nations put climate change mitigation measures into practice.

Opportunities in the Gulf: Rapid urbanization and a strategy of economic diversification into non-oilsectors mean that the countries of the Gulf Co-operation Council now constitute a region of growing opportunity for Ricardo’s environmental and transport consulting businesses.  

Putting innovation into practice: Impartial expert advice is vital if high-potential innovations are to be brought successfully from concept into commercial reality. Clear guidance in steering projects from Technology Readiness Levels 1 to 6 can be especially valuable.

Interview: Jürgen Schenk of Mercedes-Benz and VW’s Dr Frank Welsch face questions from IanAdcock on their electrification strategies for the upcoming zero-emissions era.

RQ viewpoint: David McShane, VP of business development, Ricardo Inc, argues that the auto industry can learn from the rail business when it comes to the safety of autonomous vehicles. Read online

Ricardo news:  Engine manufacturing records smashed; new technology for railway points; cost-effective AMT for motorcycles; low-CO2 truck engine research results revealed.

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