WorldAutoSteel has partnered with Ricardo to develop the virtual vehicle concepts. Ricardo’s innovation, knowledge of vehicle electrification and commitment to sustainable transportation facilitated the partnership. This is part of the new vehicle engineering programme, Steel E-Motive, to demonstrate the benefits of steel for global Mobility as a Service (MaaS) based on fully connected and autonomous electric vehicles.
Cees ten Broek, director, WorldAutoSteel said, “Steel E-Motive follows a long history of steel industry collaboration and commitment to support the evolution of vehicle design and use. With a vast portfolio of Advanced High-Strength Steels and steel technologies from which to draw, we envision that Steel E-Motive will deliver new, exciting ideas for steel vehicle architectures that will shape the future of sustainable mobility.”
Steve Dyke, Ricardo MD for Automotive and Industrial EMEA said, “Ricardo is the trusted engineering services provider to the world’s best-known vehicle manufacturers, so we feel privileged that the WorldAutoSteel team has entrusted its Steel E-Motive programme to us. We believe that our class-leading decarbonised and clean transport solutions supported by innovative technology will make Steel E-Motive a game changer for sustainable mobility.”
Final concept designs for the full vehicle are expected to be revealed in late 2022.