FCA US Invests $30 Million in All-new Autonomous Driving and Advanced Testing Facility

Posted on 06. Sep, 2018 by in Chrysler Canada

September 5, 2018

, Auburn Hills, Mich.

FCA US announced currently that it has invested some-more than $30 million during a Chelsea Proving Grounds in southeast Michigan to serve growth and contrast of unconstrained automobile and modernized reserve technologies. The all-new facility, that starts contrast programs in September, facilities a dedicated unconstrained highway-speed track, 35-acre safety-feature analysis area and a high-tech authority center.

“The all-new trickery during Chelsea Proving Grounds will assistance support and capacitate a successful rollout of a company’s five-year devise laid out progressing this year,” pronounced Mike Manley, Chief Executive Officer, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Chief Operating Officer, NAFTA region. “Our ability to exam for unconstrained and modernized reserve technologies enables FCA to offer a business a facilities they wish opposite a code portfolio.”

The trickery will concede for contrast of several levels of liberty and enables a association to weigh FCA vehicles regulating exam protocols from third parties, such a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), U.S. New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) and European New Car Assessment Program (EuroNCAP), and additional involuntary electronic stop exam simulations.

The unconstrained highway-speed lane offers a capability to rise unconstrained automobile systems underneath a far-reaching operation of severe environments, including obstacles, tunnels, varying highway lighting conditions, and interstate-style exit and opening ramps.

The authority core covers some-more than 6,500 block feet and houses mechanism apparatus critical to GPS capability and exam automobile communication.

The ADAS trickery accommodates contrast of modernized iterations of involuntary puncture braking and programmed parking technologies on a new 35-acre paved exam facility.

About Chelsea Proving Grounds
Chelsea Proving Grounds (CPG) non-stop in 1954. Having undergone countless expansions, it covers scarcely 4,000 acres, boasts a road-surface sum of 100 miles and facilities off-road replicas of a Rubicon and other severe trails. The site is in operation 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Employing approximately 900 people, CPG was home to one of a initial breeze tunnels owned by an automaker. It was also a site of several speed records, including stock-car racer Buddy Baker’s 203 miles-per-hour (mph) run in a Dodge Charger Daytona. The 1969 feat noted a initial time a factory-built automobile had exceeded a 200-mph threshold.
 
About FCA US LLC
FCA US LLC is a North American automaker formed in Auburn Hills, Michigan. It designs, manufactures, and sells or distributes vehicles underneath a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram, FIAT and Alfa Romeo brands, as good as a SRT opening designation. The Company also distributes Mopar and Alfa Romeo tools and accessories. FCA US is building on a ancestral foundations of Chrysler Corp., determined in 1925 by attention idealist Walter P. Chrysler and Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino (F.I.A.T.), founded in Italy in 1899 by pioneering entrepreneurs, including Giovanni Agnelli. FCA US is a member of a Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. (NYSE: FCAU/ MTA: FCA).

FCA is an general automotive organisation listed on a New York Stock Exchange underneath a pitch “FCAU” and on a Mercato Telematico Azionario underneath a pitch “FCA.”

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