Benchmarking

Benchmarking

Ricardo’s benchmarking activities provide a valuable mechanism for customers to assess the competitiveness of their own products in a highly objective and informed manner.

Ricardo are active in a wide range of benchmarking services that enable robust technical and commercial comparisons to be made, helping customers develop a more competitive future product strategy.

  • Design: Comparison of product designs, in either finished or concept form, against Ricardo design guidelines and competitor products
  • EconoMark: CO2 reduction technologies and calibration strategies
  • Transmissions: Reports include teardown, design and manufacturing critique of all systems, with testing and key measurements of specific attributes including Gear Shift Quality Assessment (GSQA)
  • Hybrid & EV systems: Benchmarking comparisons across battery, motor, power electronics, charging, thermal and other xEV related systems
  • SONAR – NVH: SONAR is an international automotive powertrain NVH consortium organized and led by Ricardo for over 10 years

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