Dallara IndyCar Factory
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Dallara Indycar Factory

  • Dallara Indycar Factory

     

  • Dallara Indycar Factory

     

  • Dallara Indycar Factory

     

Dallara USA

Dallara cemented its commitment to the American market in July of 2012 when it opened its American headquarters and engineering center in Speedway, Indiana, just a short distance away from Indianapolis.

A few steps from the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home of the famous Indy 500, the Dallara IndyCar Factory is a multifunctional center for research and development. This 9500 m2 location was not only built to support the IndyCar program, but it was also intended to meet the growing demand for American automotive consultancy. It  came to provide specialized consultancy for other highly innovative sectors, such as aerospace.
The Dallara IndyCar Factory houses an “edutainment” center, where visitors can learn about the history of Dallara and its cars and discover the secrets of the design and implementation of a modern IndyCar.
The museum opens with an exhibition of cars from the past, as well as a description of Dallara’s story. Visitors have the opportunity to truly engage with what they’re learning, as the museum houses a small movie theater, interactive activities, and driving simulators. A MisterLino coffee shop is located at the end of the museum, so visitors also have the opportunity to experience authentic Italian food. The center also offers conference services for corporate events and guided tours through the production and assembly area of IndyCars.

Edutainment Center

The concept of “edutainment” (education + entertainment) leads the philosophy of the IndyCar Factory. The edutainment center aims to stimulate passion for technology and innovation through a fun and exciting experience.
The Dallara IndyCar Factory was designed to take visitors on an interactive journey that shows how a racecar is made, explaining the processes that are unknown to the general public.
The museum explores the wind tunnel, virtual aerodynamics and structural analysis, the use of composite materials, and vehicle dynamics. Visitors learn about how vehicles are designed to maximize both performance and safety from conception to final construction.
Guests have the opportunity to climb into a real car and race up to seven other competitors, using non-professional driving simulators.

The Simulator

In 2014, two years after the IndyCar Factory’s opening, a professional driving simulator was constructed inside the factory. This futuristic tool is identical to the first Dallara Simulator in Varano. American teams frequent this machine to train for the Indianapolis 500 and other major races.
The creation of the second Dallara simulator was made possible by a partnership with the Indianapolis University-Purdue University of Indiana (IUPUI). Thanks to the Dallara simulator, IUPUI’s School of Engineering and Technology has the ability to carry out basic and applied vehicle dynamics research. IUPUI is the only American college that offers a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in Motorsport Engineering.
The establishment of the Dallara simulator in the United States aims to improve motorsport engineering, to foster economic development opportunities for the state of Indiana, and to increase collaboration among the teams, the Indianapolis motorsport industry and the academic community of Indiana.
“This simulator not only increases the technological level of motor racing, but it also strives to go beyond the motorsport industry to promote the use of these innovative concepts in other high-tech sectors,” said Andrea Pontremoli, CEO and General Manager of Dallara.

M-STEM Program

The collaboration between Dallara and IUPUI reaches beyond the simulator.
Dallara partnered with the university, as well as two school districts in Indianapolis (the Metropolitan School District of Decatur and Speedway Schools), to make scientific subjects attractive to students through the use of motorsports.The basic idea is inspired by STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), an existing American initiative that aims to promote quantitative learning in U.S. schools.                                                                                                                                                   Dallara is participating in the new Motorsport sector of this project (M-STEM), whose goal is to demonstrate that science cannot only be fun, but it is also important for one’s career. The project aims to train future engineers and scientists who can develop new technologies not only for the racing world, but also for other areas of innovation.

The initial focus of the program will be to develop a curriculum for secondary school students, which will eventually be extended to junior high and high school. The program will take place in the regular school hours of mathematics and science.
Dallara plans to make part of its museum available to the M-STEM program. This special area will demonstrate the relationship between IndyCar development and production and basic concepts of science and mathematics.
After M-STEM develops these training programs in the Decatur and Speedway School Districts, it will expand the initiative to all Indiana schools.

Quality Certifications

As of 31st May 2018, Dallara LLC has been certified to the ISO 9001 and AS9100 standards. We are delighted to serve our customers even better through the well-defined and documented procedures this certification requires. While we’ve always been committed to quality in our products and services, this certification ensures a more productive environment through faster identification and resolution of quality issues, among many other benefits.
We partnered with Smithers Quality Assessments, www.smithersregistrar.com, an accredited quality and environmental management systems certification body, to achieve our certification.

         

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