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FIM Institute officially launched at MotorLand Aragon

FIM Institute officially launched at MotorLand Aragon

The FIM Institute, a non-profit organisation set up by the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme to develop technological solutions to improve safety in motorsport and sustainability in the world of motorcycling, was launched on Friday at MotorLand Aragon.

FIM President Vito Ippolito and Arturo Aliaga, the president of MotorLand Aragon jointly launched the new organisation.

The FIM Institute is responsible for research and development projects focusing on different areas related to motorcycling, including road safety, medical and health prevention technology, the environment, approval of equipment, improving standards for circuits, researching new materials and improving standards for the testing of safety devices.

The FIM Institute can call on all the capabilities and expertise offered by MotorLand Aragon and the companies and foundations located in TechnoPark MotorLand, including Moto Engineering Foundation and TESSA (Technologies and Systems for Automotive Safety Laboratory).

In developing its projects, the FIM Institute can also work with many other companies and institutes depending on the Government of Aragon and offering a wide variety of expertise including engineering, nanotechnology, biocomputing, mathematics, energy, recycling, hydrogen technology and industrial design.

The Moto Engineering Foundation is a non-profit organisation set up in 2008 that develops research and innovation projects in specific technology applied to motorcycles and other vehicles. The headquarters has world-class high-technology facilities that include sensing labs, engine labs, dynamic labs, electronic labs and technology labs, as well as workshops to test chassis, engines and electronics, barriers, helmets and riders’ protective gear.

TESSA, also located in TechnoPark Motorland, is a company belonging to Zaragoza University that focuses its activity on impact testing. The company analyses components and systems affecting the safety of vehicles, their occupants and other users of the roads.

In addition to the technological capabilities of TechnoPark MotorLand, the FIM Institute has also access to the MotorLand Aragon circuits and facilities. MotorLand is a multifunctional complex unique in the world, with three sports areas: the road racing track, the international karting circuit and the off-road circuits (Motocross, Supermoto, Enduro, dirt track, etc.), and a place for training riders, officials and staff for competition and live testing of homologated devices.

Thanks to all these facilities, the FIM Institute is located in a technological environment that promotes synergies between different organisations. This environment helps the FIM Institute to complete its projects and achieve its objectives. This work will undoubtedly have a positive impact that will bring lasting improvements to the motorcycling world.

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MotoGP, 2014, GRAN PREMIO MOVISTAR DE ARAGÓN

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