Benchmarking

Benchmarking

We provide a broad range of benchmarking test and evaluation facilities.

Our benchmarking reports can cover any aspect of the drivetrain whether it’s the evaluation of hardware, performance or a specific solution. Our experts have access to Ricardo’s extensive benchmarking knowledge and can advise customers on how to develop a more competitive future product strategy.

Benchmarking capabilities

  • Design
  • Individual components to complete systems
  • Shift quality assessment
  • NVH (Noise Vibration and Harshness)

Benchmarking products

  • GSQA: Gear Shift Quality Assessment  – this suite of hardware and software is one of the leading manual shift quality objective measurement systems for use in-vehicle and on-rig
  • R-OAM: Ricardo Objective Assessment & Monitoring  – a rapid, flexible software tool based around a modular toolbox structure for vehicle attributes analytics with key features for automated shift quality and driveability

Key benefits of the Ricardo service

  • Broad ranging product knowledge, engineering expertise, and benchmarking test and evaluation facilities
  • Access to extensive internal Ricardo databases of benchmark information including many off-the-shelf reports on market-leading products
  • Evaluation against the processes and design guidelines of Ricardo’s world-class in-house design team
  • Independent of any OEM, supplier and technology
  • Opportunity to discuss the report with the engineers who conducted the study and wrote the report
  • Access to a complete suite of GSQA and software tools ranging from basic synchroniser design software through to complete shift system and driveline modelling, and gear shift durability testing