Centro Richerche Fiat S.C.p.A.
CRF, headquartered in Orbassano (Turin) with other branch sites in Italy, was established in 1978. As a focal point for research activities of Stellantis N.V. Group it represents its Company in European and National collaborative research programs, joining pre-competitive projects and promoting networking actions, from industry and academia, and to support Stellantis in the protection and enhancement of intellectual property.
CRF develops research and innovation along the three principal axes of sustainability: Environmental Sustainability, which encompasses all aspects relating to energy efficiency as well as to the reduction of the impact on the environment over the entire lifecycle of the vehicle; Social Sustainability, focusing on the safety of transportation systems through the development of active, passive, preventive and cooperative solutions while addressing the mobility of all users irrespective of their specific needs; Economically sustainable competitiveness, oriented towards viable innovation, i.e., improving the performance and functionality of new vehicles in a cost-effective manner while reducing the time-to-market of research results. 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.
Role within EMPHASIS
Within EMPHASIS Project, CRF will lead the Demonstration validation work and support the consortium as End User from Automotive sector. The highest dedication involvement will be as WP Leader of WP5-“Demonstrator manufacturing & testing”, then the materials laboratory characterization in several WPs.