The second of Ricardo Software’s quarterly product releases for 2020 adds new capabilities in the area of EV powertrains. Both the Ricardo VECTIS CFD package and IGNITE complex systems modeling product now provide solutions for optimizing battery systems. These include modeling of the detailed heat exchange and cell degradation that occurs through use and storage. … Read more »
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Ricardo has released a 2019.2 update of its powertrain design and optimization software. The company hopes the update will help customers more quickly deliver cleaner and more efficient products to market. The Ricardo development team focused on the scope, accuracy, and speed of simulation, as well as integration and co-simulation between individual analysis operations and… Read more »
UK-headquartered engineering consulting company Ricardo has announced its role in the launch of the US-made Winnebago eRV2 prototype. According to Ricardo, Winnebago selected the company for its track record in diverse product development cycles, launch management and expertise in electric vehicle integration. Ricardo was responsible for delivery of the project, from clean sheet design to… Read more »
Engineering services provider Ricardo has appointed Adrian Schaffer as its new President of Automotive and Industrial for North America. Schaffer’s long career as a transport industry executive spans numerous fields, including manufacturing, electrification, telematics and connectivity, across North America and the globe. As Director of Marketing at Motorola, he worked with GM on the then-new… Read more »
Global engineering firm Ricardo sees Silicon Valley as the emerging capital of automotive technology and innovation, so it is expanding its Santa Clara Technical Center, investing in new power electronics and vehicle build facilities. The Santa Clara facility already serves Ricardo’s customers in California, such as Peloton Technology. “Improved driver safety is one of the… Read more »
The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is taking several significant steps forward for its ninth season of competition—a new generation of racecars, new race locations, revised rules and changes in key component suppliers. In December, the series put the new cars, which offer more power, less weight and vastly greater efficiency, through their paces… Read more »