This technology center will be located in the noted Polo della Meccatronica di Rovereto (
Dana will use the center to identify and leverage mechatronics system development opportunities with off-highway equipment manufacturers, facilitate co-development and networking opportunities with high-tech collaborators, and attract engineering talent. Initially, the center will encompass 11,800 square feet (1,100 square meters) of space for systems and components design and validation; technology evaluations and comparisons; proof-of-performance vehicle prototype development; feasibility and performance evaluations; and other advanced engineering functions.
The center, which will become operational during 2015, will be staffed by a team of engineers, researchers, technicians, and support personnel. It will take advantage of substantial financial incentives available from local authorities for research and development expenses. The Rovereto location is also in close proximity to existing Dana technology centers for off-highway axles and driveshafts.
"The sophistication of off-highway equipment is growing at an accelerated rate, and manufacturers are increasingly adopting mechatronic technology to achieve performance and efficiency gains in the next generation of vehicles," said
Dana is a global leader in the supply of highly engineered driveline, sealing, and thermal-management technologies that improve the efficiency and performance of vehicles with both conventional and alternative-energy powertrains. Serving three primary markets – passenger vehicle, commercial truck, and off-highway equipment – Dana provides the world's original-equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket with local product and service support through a network of nearly 100 engineering, manufacturing, and distribution facilities. Founded in 1904 and based in
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