- Date 30 Nov 2020
Ricardo has signed an agreement to partner with Amey Consulting, a leading infrastructure, data and analytics provider, to bring new digital and data products and services to global vehicle manufacturers.
Vehicle manufacturers across global transport sectors whether long established companies or disruptive new entrants, are facing the same four key challenges: bringing products to market faster: so called ‘left-shifting product development’; reducing development costs – including the removal of expensive physical prototypes; increasing efficiency; and improving quality. At the same time, all sectors need to decarbonize transportation whether driven by regulation or changing customer preferences. This involves optimizing, downsizing and electrifying existing technologies and deploying new forms of propulsion to help us meet our net zero goals.
These requirements, together with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, have accelerated the need for digital engineering and data-driven products and services for manufacturers: to reduce the time for product iterations through modelling, simulation and virtual calibration within the product development lifecycle, and to optimize real-world performance.
Working in partnership, Amey Consulting and Ricardo plan to combine engineering domain expertise with digital analytics and data science understanding to develop and bring to market new digital and data products and services supporting clean, efficient and integrated propulsion and energy solutions for global transport manufacturers.