Transmission control software solutions

Ricardo’s transmission control software provides a quick, proven, and low-risk route to develop transmission systems for OEMs and suppliers which is flexible to their requirements.

Modular transmission control software solutions bespoke to your requirements

Our software supports a wide range of transmission types and combinations. Our off-the-shelf options allow clients build solutions quickly and effectively, and our custom packages can be tailored to a customer’s specific transmission hardware and application requirements.

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Ricardo has a proven long history of delivering complex solutions to engineering problems, the wider experience across the business means we’re uniquely placed to support in complementary areas. With over 100 years of experience delivering innovative solutions worldwide for an impressive range of clients, our expert team of engineers are ready to support you with your next transmission project.

  • Software capability
  • Hardware capability
  • In-House manufacturing capability
  • Expert strategic consultancy
  • Global technical centres

Our team works across a broad range of market sectors and industries. Our Transmission Control Software solutions are aimed at organisations within the automotive industry, specifically OEM, Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers. Our solution provides software libraries for controlling automated transmissions, in particular the following applications:

  • Passenger vehicles
  • Commercial vehicles
  • Off-Highway vehicles
  • Motorcycles
  • High Performance Vehicles

We’ve worked with a number of high-profile clients across our entire automotive consultancy and engineering business. Get in touch for more information.

Our transmission solutions can be delivered in a number of ways depending on what level of support is required. We can provide a robust and proven software to customers according to any business model or development strategy.

Our business models include:

  • Providing a pure software build to enable our clients to develop a solution using Ricardo’s software
  • Developing a bespoke solution on behalf of the client
  • Full support packages where we develop a transmission solution together with the customer and provide training before handing over on completion of the programme
  • Delivering a hybrid approach tailored to your business requirements

Our Transmission Control software is 100% Ricardo developed and owned meaning that we can offer:

  • Black box access.
  • White box access.
  • Bespoke levels of access with additional IP fees

Our flexible and modular approach means that our customers can be confident that we can develop a transmission control solution to suit any requirement.

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Our approach

Built on the industry-standard Simulink environment, our off-the-shelf libraries are extensive and reliable, enabling our customers build solutions quickly and effectively.


Our transmission control software libraries are modular to enable the development of bespoke solutions for our clients. Different components can be swapped in and out to tailor to a customer’s specific transmission hardware and application requirements.

Project delivery

Our team can support your project as required with a variety of delivery options. Projects can be pure software builds to full support packages where our experts will develop a transmission solution together with full training. Projects can be delivered as complete bespoke solutions or as hybrid programmes tailored to your requirements.

Flexible access

Our transmission control software is 100% Ricardo developed and owned which means we can offer black box access, white box access or bespoke levels of access with additional IP fees.

Our capabilities

Ricardo has a proven long history of delivering complex solutions to engineering problems with both software and hardware capabilities. Our in-house manufacturing capability ensures our team can apply solutions to production ready products from our worldwide technical centres.

Transmission control software solutions


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