Digital engineering, also referred to as virtual engineering, is the practice of implemeting digital tools and methodologies into the engineering workflow. By simulating products in a virtual space, it enables our engineers to run advanced analysis and optimsation methods without the requirement to test on physical prototypes.
For Ricardo, digital and virtual engineering is all about using digital methods to reduce development time and cost to increase value and to deliver the most sustainable product possible for our customers. It is important for our clients to be able to deliver sustainable products which also meet the performance, safety and quality expectations of the consumer.
This powerful set digital of tools and processes:
- Allows products to be brought to market quicker
- Reduces cost of development
- Improves sustainability
- Increases value
- Doesn't compromise on quality or safety of the finished product
Our holistic digital engineering strategy spans the entire lifecycle of the product, leveraging data to optimise, accelerate, de-risk current product development. It also enables continuous product development through simulation, analysis and evaluation of digital models.