Ford's engineers and designers always have the consumer's needs and wishes top-of-mind. So when requests for increased fuel efficiency and enhanced performance came to the forefront, the automaker took matters into its own hands. The result? An all-new, aerodynamic testing complex, which will act as the hub for a rolling road wind tunnel and climatic chamber. The space, which will begin taking shape later this year, will also feature updated testing advancements that better match Ford's production and racing vehicles.
All of the complex's innovations ultimately will yield data and technology that are up to snuff with the automobile industry's evolution. The new wind tunnel, in particular, will make advancements for vehicle design easier to conduct and truer to real-life conditions. Using strategically placed belts on a conveyor system and a crane (to put it in layman's terms), the Blue Oval will essentially bring the streets to the vehicle.
Stay tuned to learn even more about Ford's testing complex, and visit us at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today.