Test World cooperates with Applus+ Idiada to expand tire test offering

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Test World is expanding its service offering to include tire testing using a skid trailer, cooperating with Applus+ Idiada to enhance its winter testing capabilities. The test equipment captures tire adherence measurements, behavior and characteristics in snow and ice driving environments.

The skid trailer’s tire dynamics characterization capabilities can register tire response when exposed to forces and motions while free rolling and braking. The equipment is used for tire characterization by means of lateral, longitudinal and combined slip testing.

This skid trailer can be used in Test World’s indoor winter test facilities, which operate 365 days a year. These facilities allow for controlled and repeatable testing on ice, snow and wet and dry asphalt.

Janne Seurujärvi, managing director at Test World, said, “We are delighted to bring this new service to Test World as another option for customers looking to test in extreme weather conditions. It is a welcome addition to our wide range of winter tire test services”.

Joan Puig, tire development product manager at Idiada’s vehicle dynamics department, said, “Our skid trailer can perform tire characterization tests in indoor snow driving facilities, which makes it stand out against competitors’ bulkier skid trailers.”

Visit Test World (Booth 4015) and Applus Idiada (Booth 2012) at this year’s Tire Technology Expo, February 25, 26, 27, Hannover, Germany, which will feature more than 300 exhibitors in total. Entrance to the exhibition is free – register here for your FastTrack entry code.

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