In their quest for better fuel economy, Ford has announced a new 200 million dollar investment in a new wind tunnel complex to be located on 13 acres next to their driveability test facility in Allen Park Michigan. Construction will start this year. Combined with the rolling road the wind tunnel will produce speeds of 155 to 200 mph. Dennis Paige, Ford’s lab manager at their driveability test facilities makes the point that development and innovation require that testing and verification technology keep pace with the evolution of the automobile and industry as whole. That’s where the new facility comes into play.
Raj Nair,Ford executive vice president, global product development and
chief technical officer, said “This investment in new world-class test facilities underpins Ford’s
ongoing commitment to advance our capabilities to continue to
provide our customers with high-quality vehicles.”
MyclassicNews.com believes it’s always a positive when the auto industry invests new manufacturing money in the U.S. We would like to congratulate Ford on their new facility.
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