Automotive Research

Automotive Research

RiCK Automotive Research - the latest vehicle analysis & insight

A RiCK™ subscription provides trusted automotive research, abstracted technical papers and news so that you can stay up to date with developments in the automotive industry. RiCK™ delivers those in the automotive sector or investing in the automotive industry, the technical content they can rely upon to aid intelligent decision-making. The RiCK™ database uses AI technology to capture and process automotive information from a broad range of sources. It combines this with the technical knowledge of Ricardo’s subject matter experts, and the expertise of the RiCK™ knowledge team.

What automotive research topics does RiCK™ include?

RiCK™ allows your team to gather valuable insights across several automotive technology areas. The RiCK™ database includes over 300,000 abstracted references from industry-leading sources. For those that are researching mobility, it’s a useful source to be able to find what you need, when you need it.

RiCK™ abstracted content includes technical reports, conference papers, journal articles, industry reports, white papers, thought leadership presentations, market analysis, data from industry bodies, press releases and more. Finding information that is credible and relevant is imperative for anyone in the automotive industry. The RiCK™ database uses AI technology to capture and process information from a broad range of sources and over 500 new entries are added each month. RiCK™ helps subscribers to improve the speed and accuracy of their research efforts.

RiCK automotive research
You can discover technical reports, papers, market analysis and more on hot industry topics including:

Powertrain

For those that are researching powertrain solutions, future infrastructure information and seeking low carbon fuel insight, you can quickly find reports on:

  • Hybrid engines, Battery electric vehicles, ICE (internal combustion engines) and Hydrogen ICE.
  • The role of fuels, for example, the role of hydrogen as a sustainable transport fuel.
  • The latest electric vehicle and electric vehicle battery research papers, and information on electric vehicle charging infrastructure now and in the future.
  • Electric vehicle papers and reports, along with electric vehicle forecasts.
  • The latest autonomous driving research papers, driverless car research statistics, and analysis.
  • Battery thermal management opportunities.
  • Energy storage solutions.
  • Emissions targets and how to achieve them.
  • The effects of driving patterns on lifecycle assessments.
  • Additive manufacturing

Autonomy

Users can quickly find and access autonomous vehicle research, case studies, reports and whitepapers. The topics covered allow users to understand and plan for autonomy; they include:

  • Level 3, 4 and 5 autonomous vehicle research.
  • The challenges of autonomous vehicles.
  • How the driver/passenger HMI (Human-machine interface) might evolve.
  • Big data analytics for connected and autonomous vehicles.
RiCK automotive research

Automotive Industry and Market Analysis

The database includes multiple industry and market analysis resources covering topics including:

  • The future of Mobility as a Service (MaaS).
  • Future value in automotive supply chains.
  • How to achieve emissions targets.
  • The latest advanced driver assistance systems research, connected car research and analysis.
  • Future of mobility presentations, forecasts and research papers.
  • How suppliers might be affected by industry changes and opportunities.

Automotive news

You can subscribe to specific automotive news subject updates. Over 80000 news feeds and sources are analysed, and content is aggregated. The types of news sources used include Reuters, Bloomberg, Automotive News, Business Wire and many more. Subscribers receive regular updates on the topic or topics most relevant.

News bulletins 

RiCK™ has a suite of bulletins covering the latest developments in a particular area. They summarise the most recent literature published on an automotive technical subject.

The current suite of bulletins available includes:

Autonomous Vehicle Update, Components News, Fuel Economy News, Fuels & Lubricants News, Hybrid & Electric Powertrain News and Transmission News.

Electrical/Electronic

  • How will electronic and electrical vehicles evolve in the future?
  • Electric vehicle battery recycling opportunities.
  • The latest electric vehicle engine news, fuel economy, fuel development, and more

Richard Saady, Senior Manager of Vehicle and Systems Products, says,

“I have been with Ricardo over 15 years and work in the areas of Connected Automated Vehicles, Electronics & Software, Functional Safety and Cybersecurity. A colleague tipped me off to use RiCK™; I had assumed that the content would be focused on mechanical engineering topics so was very pleased to find that it has extensive coverage of all the areas within my responsibility. RiCK™ has an easy to use interface and very powerful search that provides a really focused result compared to the usual search engines. I just wish I’d tried it sooner.”

Where does RiCK™ gather automotive research, information and data?

A RiCK™ subscription can help your team to find trusted automotive market research and intelligence. Several enterprise brands in the automotive industry already trust and use RiCK™.

The tool is also used by Ricardo experts to gather research and insight. Some of the sources within RiCK™ include information from over 100 journal and magazine subscriptions, conference papers and reports, news and articles from technical content providers and more. It helps teams find the information they need relating to both current and future automotive developments.

Here is a small sample of some the automotive, future mobility and research reports you can find in RiCK™:

  1. THE POTENTIAL ROLE OF HYDROGEN AS A SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION FUEL TO COMBAT GLOBAL WARMING from the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 29 Jan 2020.
  2. MULTI-OBJECTIVE VEHICLE OPTIMIZATION: COMPARISON OF COMBUSTION ENGINE, HYBRID AND ELECTRIC POWERTRAINS from the International Journal of Engine Research. First Published 4 Jul 2019.
  3. THE EFFECTS OF DRIVING PATTERNS AND PEM FUEL CELL DEGRADATION ON THE LIFECYCLE ASSESSMENT OF HYDROGEN FUEL CELL VEHICLES from the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 29 Jan 2020.
  4. CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE REQUIREMENTS TO SUPPORT ELECTRIC RIDE-HAILING IN U.S. CITIES from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), March 2020.
  5. RECHARGE EU: HOW MANY CHARGE POINTS WILL EU COUNTRIES NEED BY 2030, Transport & Environment (T&E), Jan 2020.
  6. THE FUTURE OF HYDROGEN: SEIZING TODAY’S OPPORTUNITIES, International Energy Agency (IEA), Jun 2019.
  7. SYSTEM PLANNING OF GRID-CONNECTED ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS AND KEY TECHNOLOGIES: A REVIEW, National United University, November 2019.
  8. PREPARING FOR THE DATA DYNAMICS OF DRIVERLESS CARS, Autonomous Vehicle Technology, Jan 2019.
  9. REFURBISHED AND REPOWER: SECOND LIFE OF BATTERIES FROM ELECTRIC VEHICLES FOR STATIONARY APPLICATION, SAE, 2019.
  10. MOBILITY AS A SERVICE (MAAS): CHARTING A FUTURE CONTEXT, University of Sydney , Jan 2020.
  11. THE LOOMING CHALLENGES OF REGULATING HIGH LEVEL AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES, McMaster University, Feb 2020.
  12. EXTERNAL HMI FOR SELF-DRIVING VEHICLES: WHICH INFORMATION SHALL BE DISPLAYED?. Daimler, University of Ulm, Jan 2020.

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