Indoor Testing

Test World is a pioneer in indoor winter testing, having built the World’s first objective and subjective year-round winter test facilities.

The indoor facilities use natural snow to give an accurate representation of winter conditions. The team at Test World bring snow indoors in the spring.

They are experts at managing the snow so that it remains consistent. The sheltered tracks give highly repeatable winter test results, whatever the weather outside.

Newly opened in 2018, Test World now offers indoor wet and dry braking surfaces, and longitudinal aquaplaning,  all year round.  Uniquely, the wet braking surfaces, conforming to R117, include a designated lane for  testing studded tyres.

Indoor 1 and 3

Snow Flat with Ice Lane

For objective acceleration and braking work.

  • Test Surface:  Each 205m x 16m or combined 410m x 16m

Indoor 2

Snow Handling Tests

Closed circuit loop.

  • Test Surface: 350 x 9m

Indoor 4 and 5

Wet and Dry, Aquaplaning and Ice Platform

Find out more
Test World expansion plans for year-round testing indoors

On all tracks

  • Adjustable
    • Air Temperature: -13°C to +15°C (default -8°C during summer)
    • Air humidity: 70% to 90% RH
    • Surface temperature: –10°C to +10°C
  • Maximum vehicle weight 3,500kg
  • Maximum vehicle height 2.7m

Cold boxes: Length 11.7m, Width 2.3m, Height 2.3m and down to -40°C

Test World Indoor Tyre Testing Wet Dry Braking and Aquaplaning

Garages and Offices

  • Garage Indoor 1: 107m2 with two lifts
  • Office Indoor 1:  45m2
  • Garage Indoor 2: 106m2 with two lifts
  • Office Indoor 2: 44m2
  • Garage Indoor 3a and b: two, each 107m2 with two lifts
  • Office Indoor 3a and b: two, each 45m2

Electric Vehicle Charging

  • ENSTO Chago Pro EFV200
    • Mode 3 charging (max.22kW)
  • ENSTO Chago Highpower Ultra Fast EV Charger
    • DC charge points: CCS & CHAdeMO, 150kW 300A 170-500V 
    • AC charge points:  22kW IEC 62196-2 Mode 3, Type 2, 43kW IEC 62196-2 Mode 3, Type 2

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