Rail vision: Following the announcement in April that Ricardo had signed a share and asset purchase agreement to acquire LR Rail, July 1 saw the eﬀective completion of the acquisition and formation of the new international Ricardo Rail business. Paul Seller, MD of the new business, gives his views on the rail industry and the future for Ricardo Rail.
3D composites: A partnership between aerospace composites specialist Albany Engineered Composites and Ricardo aims to exploit the beneﬁts of the latest aerospace light-weighting technology for road vehicles. The novel three-dimensional technique is based on a 3D weaving system originally pioneered two centuries ago.
Interview – Pamela Fletcher: As General Motors follows-up its pioneering Volt extended range EV with the second-generation Volt, the Malibu Hybrid and the pure-electric Bolt city car, GM’s executive chief engineer for electrified vehicles provides her views on hybrid, EV and battery strategy.
RQ viewpoint: Paul Rivera, Executive VP and head of the Ricardo Santa Clara Technical Center in California’s Silicon Valley, asks whether now is the big chance for electric cars?
Ricardo news: MultiLifeTM bearings begin wind farm trials; symposium on sustainability visions; Ricardo-AEA tackles illegal wildlife trade; third Engine of the Year award for Ricardo-built McLaren V8; Ricardo to deliver new maglev rail carriages.