Ricardo has been engaged in engine and vehicle calibration since the earliest engine management systems came into the market.  Since that time, Ricardo has delivered over one hundred engines and vehicles into series production, applying advanced tools and processes to complete every programme quickly and efficiently.

A comprehensive engine and vehicle calibration service: 

  • Initial engine calibrations to demonstrate performance, fuel economy and emissions based on test bed or in-vehicle development, including screening of alternative hardware configurations
  • Full turn-key production calibration including full consideration of production tolerances and requirements
  • Base engine calibrations delivered from test bed development
  • Full vehicle calibration programmes, including OBD development, robustness testing and fleet vehicle trials
  • Aftertreatment system calibration development
  • Calibrations optimized for fuel economy, CO2 and emissions
  • Application experience including gasoline, diesel, CNG, biofuels and flex-fuel, conventional and hybrid powertrains and from passenger cars to trucks and buses
  • Efficient Calibration process & tools using DoE and other highly efficient test and calibration methods
  • Active in all major international markets including US, Europe, Japan, China and India
  • Support, consultancy and technology transfer on all issues associated with engine and vehicle calibration

Key benefits of the Ricardo calibration service: 

  • One of the world’s leading calibration teams with experience across a wide range of vehicle types, applications and international markets
  • Broad expertise in the management of engine and vehicle development programmes from clean sheet to production
  • Global presence covering range of market sectors and product types
  • Client compatible data supply and process alignment with on-site support as required