Fiat Chrysler Canada Automotive Research and Development Centre (ARDC)

Based at the University of Windsor, the Fiat Chrysler Canada Automotive Research and Development Centre (ARDC) has a direct role in the product design and engineering of nearly every product in FCA’s (now Stellantis’) portfolio. Opened in 1996, the facility is now equipped with six road-test simulators, proprietary software development, and a range of research and development support facilities.

The ARDC also nurtures a highly skilled labour pool of student engineers. More than 500 students have passed through the facility, exposed to hands-on industrial experience in automotive innovation while working with industry experts.


3939 Rhodes Drive
Windsor, Ontario
N8W 5B5

Areas of Expertise

Vehicle and system durability
Emissions and fuel economy
Elastomer characterization
Engine cooling system
Automotive lighting research
Steering column and component development
Steering system durability testing
Design engineering including computer-aided engineering
Automotive recycling
Automotive coating
Vehicle safety
Advanced digital tools
Automotive corrosion


Product R&D

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Published: February 24, 2022

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