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.

The team is expert at managing the snow so that it remains consistent. The sheltered tracks give highly repeatable winter test results, whatever the weather outside.

With the addition of new indoor test facilities in 2018, it is the first in the industry to offer testing on natural snow, ice and wet and dry asphalt in one location, 365 days a year. 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: 350m x 9m

Indoor 4 and 5

Wet and Dry, Aquaplaning and Ice Platform

For objective braking work, longitudinal aquaplaning and objective acceleration and braking on ice.

  • Test Facility: 410m x 8m
  • Wet Braking Surfaces: 100m x 4m
  • Dry Braking Surface: 100m x 4m
  • Aquaplaning Trough: 100m x 1.8m, 8mm water depth
  • Ice Platform: 205m or 410m x 8m

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 3500kg
  • Maximum vehicle height 2.7m

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

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

Indoor Winter Test Facilities In the News

Test World Stays Cool This Summer

Facilities stay cold even in the warmer months when snow and ice have long melted away outside.

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Tire Industry Supplier of the Year

Test World wins category for the second time.

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Expansion of Indoor Facilities

Total length of indoor test tracks is now 1.6km, allowing speeds in excess of 100km/h.

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First Snow in the World’s Largest Facility

New and extended snow and ice indoor tracks open April 2018.

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