The 1.6km of cold-weather vehicle test tracks offer the perfect space, security and controlled conditions for driven tests in a cold environment with or without a low friction surface.
They are fully equipped with vehicle charging infrastructure and enable simultaneous, controlled and repeatable testing on:
- wet asphalt
- dry asphalt
This allows winter testing to be performed 365 days a year.
The indoor winter test facilities allow speeds in excess of 100km/h and offer independent control of surface temperature and air temperature.
In addition, a series of cold boxes with direct access onto the test tracks can be used to soak vehicles to -40°C prior to testing.
Test tracks can be converted for split-μ (mu) and μ-jump testing of Anti-Lock Braking (ABS) and Traction Control (TC) systems.
They are used for tests including brake noise, snow ingress, cold start and driveability, and for winter tyre development and certification.
The Test World Indoor Facility allows Kenda to do affordable winter testing in the summer months. This has the advantage of shortening development cycles, therefore getting our products to market in a shorter time.