Ricardo’s functional safety teams based in China and the UK will provide support for aspects of chassis and new energy systems relating to a new vehicle in compliance with ISO26262 (Road vehicles – Functional safety).

Ricardo has been contracted by Geely Automotive Research Institute, the research and development organisation of the Chinese automaker located in Ningbo, to provide functional safety support relating to a range of vehicle functions.  

Each of these functions is associated with key chassis and high voltage system operations.   

Ricardo has experience in the development of electrical and electronic systems involving safety-critical applications.

Ricardo also has a record of delivering this kind of work for a range of vehicle types, including hybrids, plug-in hybrids and battery electric vehicles.

The functional safety support to be provided by Ricardo to Geely through this contract will be based with a team at the Ricardo Shanghai Technical Centre and additional assistance by functional safety assessors based in the UK.

“Ricardo is pleased to have been selected by Geely for this important functional safety support role,” said Ricardo Asia president, Gary Tan. “The delivery of functional safety of complex high voltage and chassis systems to ISO26262 requires a robust and systemic approach to ensure the required level of operational performance, fault tolerance and safety.”