The history of the foundation and development of NAMI is tightly linked with the history of the national automobile industry. During the lifetime of the institute, its staff made a great contribution to the development of the national automobile industry, manufacturing of tractors and engine-building for road vehicles and aviation and greatly influenced the scientific progress in these fields.
The undeniable fact that the vital functions of the state and national security has been served with vehicles of mostly domestic manufacture is the result of the institute's work in cooperation with the industry. The scientists and design engineers of the institute were directly involved in the creation, testing and putting into the mass production of practically all Russian vehicles, from the first passenger cars to heavy-duty trucks, such as KAMAZ, MAZ, KrAZ, BelAZ and other, many engines and tractors. In 1920s 1930s the production of the first cars developed by the institute NAMI-1 and NAMI-2 was started. In the prewar years the industry produced the famous SHTZ NATI chain-track tractors, the first national trolleybuses KIM-10, a compact car and gas plants for motor vehicles and tractors. In the 1940s, the institute continued its work to develop a range of two- and three-axis load carriers with two-stroke 4- and 6-cylinder diesel engines. In 1950s NAMI developed the first four-stroke unified 6- and 8-cylinder diesel engines NAMI-019, which became the prototype for the YAMZ-236 and YAMZ-238 diesel engines, manufactured by the Yaroslavl motor plant. In early 1960s the production of an air-cooled gasoline engine for ZAZ-965 Zaporozhets car and the first domestic automatic hydromechanical transmission for LiAZ and Ikarus buses, both designed at NAMI, was started. In 1980s, the institute developed experimental vehicles, engines, components and prototypes of the cars and trucks of the 2000-s.
In 1994 the Institute received the status of a State Scientific Center of the Russian Federation.
NAMI is one of the main developers of the Strategic plan of the Russian automobile industry development approved by the Decree of the Government of Russia No. 978-r from June 16, 2002. Over 30 Regulations and governmental decrees have been made in the framework of the Plan.
The Presidential Decree from August 4, 2004 No. 1009 puts NAMI into the List of Strategic Enterprises, essential for the national defense and security, protection of morale, health, rights, and legitimate interests of the citizens of Russia.
One of the priority lines of R&D activities of the institute is the scientific basis of the development of the guiding documents for the national automobile industry, as well as analysis and forecasting trends of the industry evolution, including production volumes, number of sales and growth of the vehicle fleet. The Institute developed the first technical regulations On requirements for emissions of harmful (polluting) substances by vehicles in circulation on the territory of the Russian Federation approved by the

Research Centre Elements of the test set:
speed and dirt roads ;
paved road with a flat and shaped tiling;
dynamometer road ;
"Belgian pavement", "short-wave";
"Shumosozdayuschaya" road "stamped cobblestone" ;
"Track with replaceable irregularities" ;
ups 4, 6 and 8% ;
rise 10%, the balance of 50 m ;
ups 30, 40, 50 and 60%, the area of heavy dirt road, dust chamber, shallow and deep pools, mud bath complex passive safety, road bunker complex ;
the chamber corrosion testing ;
sand test site ;
gravel road for corrosion testing ;
in 1956 U.S. experts have pointed to the need to develop methods test equipment at low temperatures. North test station in Susumane Magadan Oblast. ;
research laboratory with a wind tunnel for field tests of cars and buses

NAMI Research Centre For Automotive Vehicle Testing And Refinement
We conduct research of almost all the technical properties of motor vehicles, trailers, motorcycles, including active and passive safety, the environment, ergonomics, fuel efficiency, speed, durability, corrosion resistance and other research.
We are the largest Russian Certification of motor vehicles, parts and accessories, registered at the UN as Technical Service of the Geneva Agreement in 1958 under the number 22B, Russian State Standard accredited as a Testing Center and Certification Body in the certification system GOST and related agreements on cooperation the certification services of the countries - members of the Commonwealth of Independent States and the European Community
Certification tests for compliance with the Russian Federation, and the EEC Directive 60 UNECE Regulations; assessment of compliance with national requirements the U.S., Canada, Australia, Sweden and Japan.
We have 40 years of invaluable experience of experts in the field of testing and research Auto-Moto and issuing recommendations for fine-tuning and improvement, including the adaptation to operating conditions in Russia and the CIS countries, widely regarded almost all domestic and many foreign manufacturers.
We have a road test 15 types and varieties with a total length of 110 km on an area of ??25 square kilometers, simulating almost all variety of specific road conditions Auto-Moto in Russia just 70 kilometers from Moscow.
We have 43,000 square feet of laboratory space, equipped with modern measurement, bench research and diagnostic equipment, including modern wind tunnel and acoustic center.
500 highly qualified staff (scientists, engineers, economists, test drivers, laborers), many of whom have over twenty years of experience in the enterprise.

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