Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) announced earlier this week a new series called “FCA: What’s Behind”. The project documentary narrates the behind the scene look at the complex Research & Development (R&D) phases for FCA-branded vehicles. This is the first time that FCA has opened its doors to the world, showcasing its operation centers.
Car enthusiasts will enjoy a unique view of the activities of engineers and technicians working on product quality, safety, reliability, and comfort in various conditions. The documentary will showcase the painstaking testing, checks, validations, and stress tests in the most extreme conditions. The project highlights testing in a range of global environments, starting with a temperature range of -40°F (-40°C) in Arjeplog, Sweden, to 104°F (40°C) in Upington, South Africa.
The “FCA What’s Behind” series first episode showcase the extreme temperatures of Sweden and it’s sub-zero climate and then the deserts of South Africa. The monthly episodes will offer visits to other FCA facilities like the Proving Ground of Balocco, the Safety Center and Research Center of Orbassano. Also showcased will be the newest R&D technical hubs, experimental center, testing circuits, technological facilities, and officed dedicated to achieving quality excellence.