VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP — Van Buren Township-based Ricardo Inc. and East Lansing-based Red Cedar Technology Wednesday under which Ricardo will embed Red Cedar’s design system exploration technology into Ricardo’s new vehicle driveline system modeling and simulation tool, called Ignite.

“The key objective of creating high-fidelity system models is to be able to explore innovative design concepts and push the envelope of performance,” said David Higbie, global director of the Ricardo Software unit of Ricardo Inc. “The Design Space Exploration technology from RCT was a perfect fit for our product. We wanted design exploration capabilities that were both powerful and very easy to deploy. RCT provided

Ricardo Software plans to make the new design optimization capability available in every copy of Ignite, beginning with the first commercial release, scheduled for the third quarter of this year. This capability will allow engineers to quickly identify design variables and constraints, select quantities to minimize or maximize, and easily find optimal designs and design sensitivities.

Red Cedar Technology improves and accelerates design processes for companies facing complex product design challenges. Its design optimization software and services provide engineers with the expertise and technology to reduce product development time and achieve significant productivity gains during the design process. Product development teams worldwide use our expertise to design safer cars, engineer life-saving biomedical devices, and develop innovative structures for air travel and space exploration, among many other groundbreaking applications.

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