It’s no secret that automotive technology is progressing more rapidly now, than at any time in history.
But that ongoing change is also more meaningful than ever, as vehicle safety improves continuously – a tribute to the research and testing that occurs at facilities such as FCA’s Chelsea Proving Grounds,* site of a recent training session for 45 first responders from more than a dozen Midwestern emergency response organizations.
Head instructor Carl Hein says first responders play eyewitness to the technological advancement.
They roll up on severe crash scenes “expecting to see badly injured people.” But that’s not the case.
* Chelsea Proving Grounds is on 4,000 acres of land about 70 miles from FCA headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich. FCA engineers and technical experts there have conducted more than 24,000 crash tests since the facility opened in 1954. The Company recently invested more than $30 million in the site.