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 cornerstones of driver-assistive truck platooning, and Ricardo’s expertise in vehicle safety has been invaluable to Peloton as we apply the best industry standards to our commercial-grade trucking technology,” said Peloton CEO Dr. Josh Switkes. “Ricardo’s expanded footprint in Silicon Valley enables us to work together even more effectively.”
“These new facilities build upon our already well-equipped base in California, and will enable us to support our West Coast clients with services from hardware- and software-in-the-loop testing through to full vehicle development builds for advanced driver assistance and autonomous vehicle systems,” said Ricardo President Paul Rivera.