Ricardo and MxV Rail enter into engineering and testing alliance

Ricardo and the US’ MxV Rail this week announced a strategic alliance that will see the two companies combine their engineering and testing capabilities. The new partnership builds on several decades of experience in the field of rail engineering, performance improvement and testing.

“Our alliance with Ricardo is built on shared principles around technical competency, rigorous standards, and insightful responses leading to real-world solutions in a dynamic rail environment”, MxV Rail President Kari Gonzales said of the cooperation.

Ricardo and the MxV Rail will focus on several key areas together, including systems integration, safety performance and innovations that facilitate the breakthroughs in battery electric drivetrains and fuel cell systems for hydrogen trains.

MxV Rail is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Association of American Railroads and was formerly known as the Transportation Technology Center (TTCI). It was set up to support development and safe deployment of technologies. The company is currently in the process of moving to a new facility in Pueblo, Colorado.

“The new facility in Pueblo County will be a world-class base that exemplifies their commitment to investing in their future capabilities”, Ricardo’s director of business development-rail US said. According to the companies, the new site will offer “an improved capacity to streamline project management”.

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This article first appeared on SpoorPro, the Dutch sister publication of RailTech.com

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Author: Nick Augusteijn

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