Technical Updates

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Ricardo Technical Updates

Extracted from RiCK, Ricardo’s Technical Information database, and bringing users the latest updates and developments each month all in one file – more than 700 entries are added to the RiCK Database each month

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The Decarbonisation Technical Update is a monthly publication which contains abstracts and curated extracts relating to decarbonisation and low carbon technologies across all industries. 

Topics covered include:

  • Transportation (automotive, aviation, marine, and rail)
  • Buildings, manufacturing and materials
  • Agriculture
  • Fuels
  • Renewable energy
  • Life cycle analysis
  • Carbon capture and storage
  • Industry conference and event list

Fuels and Lubricants Technical Update provides a comprehensive, monthly summary of technical publications on all aspects of fuel and lubricant technology, applications and effects for sectors including marinerailautomotive and off-highway applications. 

Topics include but not limited to:

  • Fuel types
  • Fuel additives
  • Fuel production
  • Fuel storage
  • Fuel quality
  • Markets and trends
  • Environmental issues
  • Safety and legislative issues


The Hydrogen Technical Update provides a comprehensive, monthly summary of technical publications on hydrogen production, policy and programmes, safety and innovation for sectors including marine, rail, automotive and aviation, looking at both fuel cells and engine applications. 

Topics include but not limited to:

  • Transitioning to hydrogen
  • Hydrogen storage
  • Hydrogen applications
  • Hydrogen engines research
  • Hydrogen supply chain
  • Hydrogen fuel cell technology
  • Industry conference and event list


A tailored monthly update covering all the latest research related to Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engines.

This update includes research covering Hydrogen ICEs for road, non-road and marine applications on combustion, engine performance, emissions and use of dual fuel mixtures.


The Hybrid and Electric Powertrain Technical Update summarises a wide range of published literature on a monthly basis primarily for the automotive industry, but with some entries covering marine, rail and non-road applications.

Grouped by application, subjects include but are not limited to:

  • Batteries
  • Other components including motors, starter generators, 48V systems, vehicle engineering.
  • Powertrain electrification issues including charging, energy efficiency, energy management, infrastructure, thermal issues and safety.

The Rail Technical Update is a monthly publication which contains abstracts and curated extracts on developments in railway vehicles, powertrains, railway infrastructure and environmental topics. 

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Air quality
  • Cybersecurity
  • Decarbonisation
  • Efficiency and energy consumption
  • Pantographs
  • Propulsion systems
  • Railway noise & vibration
  • Train management systems
  • Wheel-rail interaction
  • Industry conference and event list

Our technical updates cover an impressive range of specialist topics including:

  • Autonomous Vehicle Technical Updates
  • Components Technical Update
  • Fuel Economy Technical Update
  • Gas Engine Technical Update
  • Large Engine Technical Update
  • Transmissions Technical Update

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Keep you and your teams updated with the latest developments in the sectors that impact you. 

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Ricardo boast an impressive 100+ year history of developing innovative solutions. Our knowledge products such as our Technical Updates, provide valuable up-to-date insights for technical teams, ensuring you're working from the very latest developments.

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Our technical updates are relied on by some of the world's most innovative OEMs and tier one suppliers. Subscribe to the topics most important to you.

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The Technical Updates contain abstracts and extracts from many technical reports, research and policy papers from sources including Automotive World, ATZ/MTZ, ICCT, IMechE, Ricardo, SAE and Science Direct

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Our technical update subscriptions have been simplified to ensure teams have the access they need. Subscriptions are annual and are available across a number of user bands from less than 5 users, up to 20 users and unlimited. 

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