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Research and Development

FCA’s global research and development activities are aimed at improving the design, performance, safety, fuel efficiency, reliability, consumer perception and sustainability of the Group’s products and services.

Approximately 20,600 employees at 87 locations worldwide are involved in the Group’s innovation activities. FCA has a significant intellectual property portfolio with a total of 11,487 patents and patent applications and 1,637 protected product designs at year-end 2016.

During the year, the Group invested approximately €4.2 billion in research and development, representing around 3.8% of net revenues from industrial operations.

 
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11,487
Patents and Patent Applications
€4.2 billion
R&D Investment

~20,600
Employees at 87
locations worldwide​

Primary areas of focus for the Group’s research and development activities include:

  • Enhancing vehicle safety and connectivity – through the development of safer and smarter vehicles that are increasingly integrated into a secure and intelligent transport system
  • Increasing product competitiveness – with a focus on new vehicle architectures, performance, comfort, perceived quality, and innovative production technologies while ensuring affordability and economic sustainability
  • Minimizing the environmental footprint – reducing the environmental impact of vehicles over their entire life cycle, from the use of raw materials to vehicle end-of-life, improving vehicle energy efficiency and performance while reducing carbon and polluting emissions and noise