Centro Ricerche FIAT – C.R.F. S.C.p.A (CRF)
Centro Ricerche FIAT – C.R.F. S.C.p.A (CRF)), headquartered in Orbassano (Turin) with other branch sites in Italy, was established in 1978. 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. CRF participates with a leading role in the European “Green Vehicle Initiative” and “Factories of the Future”, the Public Private Partnerships conceived by the European Commission in 2009 to focus public and private research on issues of direct and significant relevance to the Europe with regard to the competitiveness of industry and employment.