Ricardo - System Integration Services

Automotive services from functional specification to support


Ricardo has been a leading technology partner with the automotive industry since 1910, providing powertrain and vehicle engineering, development, and testing support. The core elements of Ricardo's system integration services include:

  • Management of the vehicle architecture, including electronics
  • Independent review of integration options
  • Creation and evolution of functional specifications
  • Control system development and integration
  • Delivery of components and subcomponents

Ricardo has experience in delivering turnkey solutions as well as supporting concept to series production from simulation to development to validation through to manufacturing. Example programs include:

  • BMW Mini - Powertrain electrical/electronic system integration, including ECU, TCU and ABS systems, OBD specification and fleet management, supplier management, full-vehicle calibration, and production support.
  • i-MoGen - Integration of complex hybrid vehicle system architecture for Ricardo's research vehicle. Advanced vehicle supervisory control supported demonstration of 35% fuel consumption improvement compared with conventional vehicle.

Ricardo's customers include automotive and heavy-duty powertrain and vehicle industry clients. Ricardo uses MATLAB, Simulink, and other MathWorks tools for system modeling, rapid prototyping of control algortithms, pre- and postprocessing of test results, documentation of specifications (i.e., executable specifications), and HIL testing.


Bridge Works
West Sussex, BN43 5FG
Tel: +01273 794444
Fax: +01273 794553

Product Expertise

Service Type

  • System Integration Services


  • Control Systems
  • Data Analysis and Statistics
  • Real-Time Systems
  • System Modeling and Simulation
  • Test and Measurement


  • Automotive
  • Consumer Electronics