It takes a high-tech plant to build a high-tech vehicle. Investments at the plant in Palencia, Spain have enabled the facility to guarantee the best quality in terms of the manufacturing and operation of the All-new Renault Austral and its various features. The vehicle contains no less than 32 advanced driver‑assistance systems (ADAS), including the latest-generation head-up display, with settings that were adjusted particularly painstakingly. Indeed, two new ultra-modern calibration benches were built to do just that. Sergio, the lead on new projects at the plant’s assembly department, tells us that fine-tuning these two benches wasn’t easy due to a lighting issue. Here’s more about how they solved it and how the result is already benefitting the vehicles rolling out of this plant.
The entire Palencia plant applies the same high standards throughout, from the start of the production process through to the final checks, ensuring that the All-new Renault Austral leads the market in terms of quality. This was made possible thanks to the hard work of the employees as well as the use of new, ultra-high-performance tools, with stringent quality control guaranteeing the end result. In addition to quality that you can see, as shown by the fittings and finish, static and dynamic testing by both human and mechanical means have ensured quality that you can feel – making sure the technological equipment in the All-new Austral works properly and reliably, such as the 32 advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS).