Tyre Testing for Development, Certification and Labelling

Test World’s highly experienced teams of engineers test tyres in winter and summer conditions, all year round, undertaking the full suite of tests necessary during the development, certification and labelling.

The test selection is wide, including all the essential winter and summer tyre tests that product developers and magazines employ. Apart from the measurement technology, Test World provides professional and experienced personnel, including measurement engineers and drivers for the handling tests.

Whether the testing is carried out by Test World, or whether the customer chooses simply to hire the facilities, the expertly prepared tracks ensure highly repeatable, accurate results. Test World’s two proving grounds in Northern Finland are laid out to provide each visiting test team with its own garage and set of handling tracks, so maximising test efficiency and confidentiality.

Spin Traction Tyre Testing

Test World has a custom-built, all-electric spin traction truck for testing winter tyres to the ASTM 1805 test standard. Tyres meeting the standard are branded with the three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) symbol.

The test includes measuring average longitudinal and vertical forces acting on the test tyre under acceleration.

The electric powertrain of the test vehicle provides simpler and more precise fine-tuning of the test parameters for different tyre sizes, than test vehicles with internal cobustion engines.

This testing is available at Test World all year round on natural snow both indoors and outdoors.

The Season

The location 300km North of the Arctic Circle provides an exceptionally long winter test season, with outdoor tracks typically open from November to April and indoor tracks open year round.

Indoor Facilities

Test World Indoor 1 and 2 are the world's first indoor vehicle and tyre-testing facilities designed for year-round use, resulting in significant savings in overall product development costs.

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Tests for Tyres and Track Rental

Test World’s highly experienced teams of engineers test tyres in winter and summer conditions, all year round.

  • Indoor snow platform
  • Indoor ice lane
  • Indoor snow handling
  • Snow braking
  • Ice braking
  • Snow handling
  • Ice handling
  • Constant radius snow
  • Constant radius ice
  • Wear and durability tests
  • Braking: High µ, Low µ, Split µ
  • Dry braking
  • Dry handling
  • External rolling noise
  • Interior noise

Uphill Tracks

  • Hill climb serpentine
  • Hill split

Tyre Certification and Labelling

Test World certify tyres to UN/ECE Regulation 117:

  • Wet grip
  • Snow grip
  • Pass by noise
  • Rolling resistance

Studded Tyre Road Wear Certification is also available.

Tyre labelling is carried out according to Regulation EC No 1222/2009.

Testing for Magazines

Test World annually conducts Europe’s most extensive summer and winter tyre tests.

Test selection tailored for magazines and other media has been developed over many years and covers full vehicles and components.

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