Control and calibration

Delivering bespoke hardware and software calibration programmes for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and tier 1 suppliers.

Future-forward control and calibration programmes

Our control and calibration services are ensuring that our clients meet the attributes that they are targeting on the transition to new forms of propulsion systems and technologies. We can lead calibration programmes as turnkey providers or specific functional ownership with delivery capability across all transport market sectors.

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We offer control and calibration services including:

  • Emissions and fuel economy
  • Refinement (noise and driveability)
  • Diagnostics (OBD and service diagnostics)
  • Performance improvement
  • Propulsion system durability

Ricardo offers flexible, multi-skilled engineering capability using advanced tools and process to compress timing.

Our advanced engineering programme understanding combined with state-of-the art virtual methodology enables rapid capability demonstration, reducing cost and speeding up delivery time for our clients.

We deliver turnkey programme delivery which combines calibration expertise with issue resolution capabilities (8D).

Our independent expert knowledge is backed up with analytics capabilities and broad reaching experience of EMS software, electronics and mechanical systems.

We offer a flexible approach to control and calibration that is truly bespoke to the requirements of our clients, from turnkey delivery to off-the-shelf solutions.

We work with OEM and Tier-1 supplies across the transport industry. Our multi-sector capability enables us to deliver control and calibration programmes across a range of platforms, from aerospace to passenger car.

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Make Ricardo your control and calibration services

Our innovative calibration solutions offer impressive efficiency benefits and can be delivered flexibly to your project’s requirements.

Virtual system models

We use digital engineering capability to complete calibration before hardware is available, saving our clients time and money during the product development and testing process.

Workflow automation

Our workflow automation processes reduce testing by 40-80 per cent through automation and Cloud technology.

Machine learning

Our machine learning capability achieves optimum calibration with 30 per cent less effort.

Flexible approach

We provide turnkey delivery or off-the-shelf solutions to our clients, delivering a service which is bespoke to their requirements, timescales, and budgets.

Control and calibration


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Meet the experts

Gareth Milton BW

Dr Gareth Milton

Control Function Lead

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Matt Beasley

Matt Beasley

President, Established Mobility

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Ty Kim

Ty Kim

Head of Software and Digital

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Phil Mortimer

Phil Mortimer

Head of Calibration

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