Centro Ricerche Fiat
(CRF) was established in 1976 to enable the innovation, research and development needs of the FIAT Group to be satisfied. The main site of CRF is located near Torino (Orbassano) in North-West Italy with four branches in Bari, Catania, Trento and Foggia. Moreover, advanced R&D related to lighting and the welding of plastics are conducted at a satellite facility in the Friuli Region of North-East Italy.
With a full-time workforce of more than 850 trained professionals, CRF offers a wide range of technical competencies and is equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories for the testing of power-trains, electromagnetic compatibility, experimental noise and vibration analysis, driving simulation and virtual reality, in addition to facilities for the development of new materials and manufacturing processes, opto-electronics and micro-technologies.
Role in the project
CRF will participate on behalf of the FIAT group (including IVECO) in the development of the project in WP1, development of innovation in WP2 and in the demonstration (WP3).
Specific areas of expertise at CRF, relevant to this project proposal, include:
- Telematics, mobility and inter modality systems
- Preventive safety systems and solutions
- Electric/electronics architectures.