Centro Ricerche Fiat (CRF), founded in 1978, has the mission to develop and transfer innovative products, processes and methodologies in order to improve the competitiveness of the products of FCA (Fiat-Chysler Automobiles). Through the cooperation with a pan-European and increasingly global network of more than 1800 partners from industry and academia, CRF also conducts collaborative research initiatives at the national and international levels in partnership with all the key public and private stakeholders concerned with sustainable mobility, targeting specifically the industrial exploitation of research.
With a workforce of approximately 900 full-time professionals, CRF develops research and innovation along the three principal axes of sustainability: Environmental Sustainability, Social Sustainability and Economically sustainable competitiveness, oriented towards viable innovation.
CRF provides 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.
In this project, CRF will mainly be in charge regarding the optimization of Waste Heat Recovery in the intermodal bus (WP3) and with some additional support in WP2 as well.