Centro Ricerche Fiat

CRF (Centro Ricerche Fiat), since 1978 is the focal point for research activities of FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles), having the mission to develop and transfer innovative powertrains, vehicle systems and features, materials, processes and methodologies together with innovation expertise in order to improve the competitiveness of FCA products.
CRF represents also FCA in European collaborative research programs, joining pre-competitive projects and promoting networking actions, conducting collaborative research initiatives at the national and international levels in partnership with all the key public and private stakeholders concerned with sustainable mobility, targeting specifically the industrial exploitation of research.
CRF support FCA in the protection and enhancement of intellectual property that includes a total of 2,194 patents, both granted and pending, protecting 548 inventions.
The CRF research activities imply strategic competences not only in the field of automotive engineering, but also in the fields of manufacturing, advanced materials, ICT and electronics, as well as a wide range of state-of-the-art laboratories and extensive test facilities, including advanced engine & vehicle testing facilities, EMC chambers and a dynamic driving simulator with immersive virtual reality.

Website: www.CRF.it
Country: Italy

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