RiCK™ Features

RiCK™ Features

Recognizing the differing research needs and the varied commitments and available external budgets of customers, the RiCK service is initially being made available at three levels of provision.

At the most basic level, RiCK News. The next level of service is RiCK 1.0. This covers unlimited access to the online curated database. RiCK 2.0 provides both of the above plus a listing of upcoming conferences, along with selected high-level Ricardo technology roadmaps, three months’ access to the Advanced Search support service, and monthly and quarterly newsletters such as Hybrid & Electric Powertrain News, Autonomous Vehicle Update, or Fuels and Lubricants News.


RiCK™ 1.0 features

Trusted sources

Trusted sources

Over 300,000 abstracted references, include industry-leading papers and articles from the automotive, engineering, transport, and energy sectors.

Accurate searches

Accurate searches

RiCK™ dedicated information specialists review and tag all of the entries in the database to enhance search accuracy.

Team collaboration

Help teams to work smarter and faster together with the shared content feature; you can even save searches in a dedicated space.

RiCK™ ratings

RiCK™ ratings

Ricardo technical experts review and rate references they have used.

Automate citations

Automate citations

Create citation lists for easy report updates, saving valuable time.

RiCK™ 2.0 features

RiCK™ enhanced subscriptions are also available, which gives access to additional features including:

Technology roadmaps
A collection of Technology Roadmaps from Ricardo experts looking to 2030 and beyond. They focus on the future of mobility including; Passenger Cars, Commercial Vehicles, Automation, Electrification, and more. Ricardo technical experts and Technology Strategy Consultants combine opinions on a specific area with a potential scenario and roadmap for the future.

RiCK news
A tailored sector-specific content aggregator that allows you to keep up to date with the topics that matter to you. Content aggregated from over 80,000 news sources driven by artificial intelligence with curation from RiCK™ by information experts.
Perfect for thought leadership and competitor analysis, this tool allows you to keep up to date with the topics that matter to you in a targeted newsletter.

Forthcoming conference list
One of the most comprehensive lists of forthcoming global automotive, engineering, transport, and energy conferences searchable by market sector and product group. Published on a monthly basis, the Ricardo Forthcoming Conference List includes planned Conferences and Exhibitions looking several years in advance.  Sectors covered include passenger cars, commercial vehicles, autonomous vehicles, fuels & lubricants, rail, defence, marine, motorcycles, engines and future mobility.

News bulletins
Our suite of bulletins cover the latest developments and summarise the most recent literature published in a technical subject area. The information included is selected by RiCKTM Trusted Information Specialists for inclusion. Monthly news bulletin subject areas currently include: Autonomous Vehicle Update, Components News, Fuel Economy News, Fuels & Lubricants News, Hybrid & Electric Powertrain News and Transmission News.

Advanced searches
Access RiCK™ trusted Information Specialists are on hand to assist your team in finding precisely what they need. The team combine years of research and insight experience with Boolean, natural language and key word search techniques to help you find the best resources. RiCK™ 2.0 provides access to Information Specialists support for the first 3 months of your subscription and RiCK™ 3.0 for a full year.