PARIS – Renault SA has invested E60 million ($75 million) in 27 new test cells at its engine- research facility in Lardy, France, including several aerothermic cells that will reproduce the hot air of an engine compartment and the cold air of a Scandinavian winter. The cold and hot aerothermic test benches – the first in the world, according to Renault – have different purposes, says Philippe Anrigo, director-engineering test systems. Euro 5 emissions regulations include limits for ...

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