Technical Research - Automotive, Engineering, Transport, Energy
What is technical research?
Technical research is about gathering valuable insights and intelligence from trusted sources to solve problems. For engineers, and those working on technical projects in the fields of transport, energy, climate change and automotive, finding insights from existing reports accelerates the process of problem-solving to help teams to optimise future products and services.
Research begins with questions, and before starting a technical research project, determine what you already know and what you want to learn. For example; if you are researching the future of autonomous driving, you will first need to understand current market statistics, regulations and technology developments through technical reports and news articles that are available on the subject.
Trusted information is sourced from many places including industry and market analysis, automotive engineering research, databases, technical reports, technical experts, conferences, professional magazines and industry bodies.
How best to conduct technical research?
Since the beginning of the internet, the growth in the amount of information available has been exponential. Technical experts work on a daily basis to seek information from the most trusted and relevant sources. While an internet search can quickly return billions of results, finding trusted intelligence you can use to make critical business decisions, can be a challenge.
Ricardo experts and those in technical fields regularly start research by finding information from secondary sources to help solve problems with a view to optimising future products and services.