Scania to build state-of-the-art wind tunnel

Scania has begun construction of one of Europe’s most advanced wind tunnel and climate simulation facilities.

Located at Scania’s research and development centre in Södertälje, Sweden, the new facility will be able to simulate realistic environments ranging from dry Arctic cold to humid tropical heat as well as various wind conditions. Air temperatures can be varied from –35 to +50 degrees Celsius and relative humidity from 10 to 95 per cent. In addition, the facility will be able to simulate wind speeds of up to 100 kilometres an hour.

The aim of such a facility is to make Scania’s development work more efficient and flexible while saving transport, time and resources involved in testing trucks and buses in different climates.
Is scheduled to be completed in March 2013.

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