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Ford’s “Weather Factory” Test Centre Can Create Any Weather Condition You Want

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This is Ford’s all “Weather Factory” Test Centre that allows engineers to choose all the world’s weather under one roof and at any time of the day.





It’s a facility in cologne Germany, where test will be carried out on all upcoming vehicles in the most demanding conditions from around the world.

At the push of a button, Engineers will be able to recreate the most extreme weather conditions including intense snow seen , dazzling sun that is found in Africa , torrential rain and gusts of wind up to 250 km / h.

 

It will simulate altitudes of 5,200 metres, extremes temperature of -40°C, the average winter temperature in eastern Siberia, to +55° C as well as 95 per cent humidity.

Engineers will be able to work on 10 different cars at a time for testing comfort, safety and operational capabilities including electrical performance, braking, air conditioning and pulling heavy loads.





The football pitch sized center uses 11 megawatts of electricity (from a renewable and environmentally friendly source) to achieve all these ,that’s an energy sufficient to power a small city of 2,500 inhabitants.

The €70 million(~N30b in Naira) Weather Factory Test Center is a perfect replacement for taking cars to unfriendly weather regions like the Antarctica , Death Valley and Mount Everest North Base Camp that has an altitudes of 5,200m.





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