Proving Ground Facilities

1. Control Tower

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

2. Engineering garage

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

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.

4. Skid pad

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

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.

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.

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).


8. Fording Pit

9. Handling track (gravel)

10. Undulating track

11. Mud pit

12. Sand pit

13. Cobblestone track

14. Rough bumpy track

15. Steep Slope (dirt)

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

16. Stucky Road

2 types stuck traps simualte cross-country road testing.

17. Checker board (Asphalt/Blue Basalt)

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

18. Icy Low-µ Track

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

19. Snowy Low-µ track

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