New track facilities to be opened at Test World proving ground in Finland


Millbrook is extending vehicle testing capabilities at Test World, its proving ground in northern Finland. New tracks designed specifically for vehicle testing will be operational from January 2017.

This includes a high-speed circuit, a vehicle dynamics area and a vehicle handling track, all based on compressed snow. A special construction method avoids the negative ‘polishing’ effect typical of lake-based test tracks. The expertly prepared snow tracks are inherently safer, do not suffer from unwanted surface depression, and have a longer operational season.

The new oval high-speed snow circuit is 10m wide and 3.1km long. It provides the opportunity to test vehicles in a safe and controlled environment, at continuous, high speeds.

An open expanse of smooth, expertly prepared snow for testing vehicle dynamics and a dedicated 2.3km handling track enable Test World to offer vehicle manufacturers a wide range of procedures for testing safety equipment such as stability control systems. Customers will be able to perform high-speed dynamic maneuvers and test general vehicle handling.

December 9, 2016


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