By 2010, our goal is for PATAC to be a self-contained automotive development organization," Murtaugh says.
PATAC has already opened a new prototype lab and Euro III and VI emission test lab with two emissions test cells running two shifts per day.
We have a powertrain lab in place," says PATAC President, Ray Bierzinski, "however we're going to take that to the next level with additional dynamometers, measurement and teardown facilities and a temperature controlled dynamometer.
Established in Shanghai on June 12, 1997, PATAC
is China's first automotive engineering and design joint venture, and the country's largest R&D center.
In December 2013, BASF and PATAC
signed a memorandum of understanding on technical cooperation to further reinforce and expand the technical collaboration bringing together the strengths in materials science and engineering from both companies and develop more innovative and competitive automotive applications for SGM.
Shanghai GM and PATAC are overseeing the proving ground s operation, which includes comprehensive support facilities.
It will complement PATAC s facilities in Shanghai, which include a Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) Lab, Vehicle Safety Lab, Envision Visualization Center and Climate Wind Tunnel.
PATAC provides automotive engineering services, including design, development, testing and validation of components and vehicles.