FRANCE: Supported by the Ministry of Higher Education & Research and the Nord-Pas de Calais region, the Valutec C3T transport technology centre at the University of Valenciennes & Hainaut Cambrésis has purchased a Highly Accelerated Life Test chamber.

This will be used to test the performance and failure modes of on-train electronic systems, identifying sources of potential failure at the development stage.

Bombardier will provide training and technical expertise.