Ford will spend millions of euros to upgrade its own crash test center

Ford will spend millions of euros to upgrade its own crash test center

The car giant plans to expand the list of accidents in which new cars are tested.

Ford is conducting crash tests of its cars in a specially equipped center in Cologne, close to its own plant. This is the place where Ford conducts Euro NCAP tests, which ultimately give recommendations to consumers.

The manufacturer wants to make its own tests more accurate and simulate more different types of accidents to work on the safety of its cars. That’s why, with an investment of 17.3 million euros, he plans to create more opportunities in the center of Cologne.

Investments will be made, among other things, for the construction of a new building, which will provide for the possibility of testing with a run of 100 meters in the collision zone of 2000 square meters.

Here Ford also wants to conduct other tests than the current one, including an accident where a car at 50 km/h collides with an object moving in the opposite direction with the same speed.

In the near future, Ford will also simulate more collision scenarios in the rear and side of cars. The new object should be operational by mid 2021.