Renault in Formula One

Posted on Nov 30, 2006 by

Paris – has just conducted its 10,000th crash test at its Lardy Technical Centre in France. This impressive milestone illustrates the company’s unprecedented commitment to safety as well as being an ideal opportunity to applaud the work of the hundreds of employees who have been advancing safety for over 50 years, contributing to the falling death toll on the road.

Renault created the Lardy Technical Centre in the Paris region in 1951, to conduct tests on future vehicles and embark on its first crash tests. Over the years, research and technical advances have improved the efficiency of impact tests by considerable lengths, with Renault more often than not at the forefront of such developments. During the last 50 years, its engineers have tested nearly 11,000 vehicles (some tests involve two vehicles), made over 100,000 videos, taken almost 500,000 photos and analysed more than one million measurements.

Renault has been conducting virtual crash tests for a number of years to complement real-life testing, using these digital techniques to broaden its research areas. These tests (around 300 real and 4,500 virtual tests a year), along with the precious information gathered at accident sites, are analysed and shared by the LAB* and used to design safety systems that correspond with the reality of road accidents.

Renault has been conducting virtual crash tests for a number of years to complement real-life testing, using these digital techniques to broaden its research areas. These tests (around 300 real and 4,500 virtual tests a year), along with the precious information gathered at accident sites, are analysed and shared by the LAB* and used to design safety systems that correspond with the reality of road accidents.

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