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Executives Break Ground at GM Reduced-Scale Wind Tunnel

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Reduced-Scale Wind Tunnel

It seems that things are about to get a bit windy for General Motors—and not in the stinky way. The American carmaker announced last week that they have officially broken ground on a new $30 million reduced-scale wind tunnel at its Warren Technical Center campus with the intention to expand their aerodynamic testing facility.

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With this new facility, GM is not only creating five new jobs, but is also adding a 50 percent increase in reduced-scale testing capacity and a 25 percent increase in full-scale testing capacity. The GM reduced-scale wind tunnel will even use a moving ground plane, allowing for the carmaker to achieve higher aerodynamic accuracy by simulating actual driving conditions. These new features will enable GM to stick to their global CO2 compliance strategy.

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The groundbreaking for the new GM reduced-scale wind tunnel was celebrated with a brief ceremony, attended by both GM and City of Warren officials.