Inside Ford’s state-of-the-art Environmental Test Center in Cologne, Germany

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Nicknamed The Weather Factory, the ETC, which is located at the Blue Oval’s John Andrews Product Development Centre in Merkenich, Cologne, saw a US$81.7m investment. Housing three climatic wind tunnels, conditions from high humidity, rain, snow, through to high and low temperatures, as well as altitude and wind, can all be replicated inside. More in the September issue of ATTI.

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Rachel's career in journalism has seen her write for various titles at UKi Media & Events within automotive, tire and marine. Currently editor of ATTI, her favourite aspect of the job is interviewing industry experts, including researchers, scientists, engineers and technicians, and learning more about the groundbreaking technologies and innovations that are shaping the future of transportation.

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