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

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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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