Proving Ground Facilities

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1. Control Tower

Control for test vehicles is conducted here. The 15-metre high control tower provides a panoramic view of the course.

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2. Engineering garage

With hoists for preparation and instrumentation of test cars. This garage can be used for training and and event space.

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3. High speed Oval track

Two 1,800 metre long lanes with banked curves; the maximum gradient of the south bank is 45 degrees. Vehicles can be tested up to speed of 120 km/h.

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4. Skid pad

A diameter of up to 140 metres allowing various types of skid tests.

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5. Circular Low-µ track (blue basalt)

The skid ring at the outside blue basalt of the skid pad with a diameter of 120m offers driving on a surface similar to compacted snow (µ of 0.3) with vehicle speeds up to 80 km/h.

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6. Handling track (asphalt)

The total track length is 1,036 metres and there are 20 different kinds of corners, varying from 18 to 85m radius.

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7a. Slopes with different gradients (asphalt + blue basalt)

There are four types of 30%, 20%, 10% and 5% gradients, and for the slopes of 20%,10% and 5% special tiles were laid out to recreate a low gradient quasi-compacted snow and icelike road (µ = 0.3 and µ = 0.1).

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8. Fording Pit

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9. Handling track (gravel)

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10. Undulating track

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11. Mud pit

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12. Sand pit

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13. Cobblestone track

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14. Rough bumpy track

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15. Steep Slope (dirt)

There are four slopes; 60%; 50%; 40% and 30% gradients.

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16. Stucky Road

2 types stuck traps simualte cross-country road testing.

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17. Checker board (Asphalt/Blue Basalt)

Change of high and low µ surfaces representing slippery conditions (µ=0.3 and µ=0.8)

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18. Icy Low-µ Track

Porcelain tiles simulate icy road conditions (µ = 0.1), used for traction and brake testing.

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19. Snowy Low-µ track

Basalt tiles simulate snowy road conditions (µ = 0.3), used for traction and brake testing.