GAIA Powertrain test cell layoutWith concerns regarding emissions within our environment, many governments, particularly in North America and Europe, have implemented rules and regulations within their respective countries to curb this issue. Powertrain test cells were developed to help meet government standards in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. With vehicle simulation of the thermal, chemical, and fluid dynamic processes in the engine, powertrain test cells assist to evaluate powertrain test correlations with chassis testing, simulation results, and validating simulation models. 

The powertrain test cell focuses on test cell controls and ancillary test equipment for performance, durability, and quality control of engine testing. This test cell ensures transmissions and powertrain components meet the standards needed in order to handle vehicle transitions to electric and hybrid.

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