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Innovative Technology Based Solutions

Ricardo has a portfolio of advanced technologies that can be combined together in order provide positive competitive differentiation for rail vehicles.

Innovative Ricardo technologies:

  • Commercially viable Lithium-Ion cells
  • Fully adaptable high capacity battery management systems available for implementation with a wide range of cell chemistries
  • The Ricardo ‘Kinergy’ contactless, energy dense, high speed flywheel system utilizing a patented magnetic coupling and providing a highly compact design including its minimal anti-burst containment – potential for up to 4 units of  >1MJ storage on a multiple unit
  • Ethanol Boosted Direct Injection combustion technology for diesel-like performance in environments of ethanol availability
  • Waste heat recovery systems
  • Sentience Rail (please click here)
  • Train to train control eliminating the need for traditional signalling

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