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.
Snow Flat with Ice Lane
For objective acceleration and braking work.
Snow Handling Tests
Closed circuit loop.
Wet and Dry, Aquaplaning and Ice Platform
For objective braking work, longitudinal aquaplaning and objective acceleration and braking on ice.
On all tracks
Cold boxes: Length 11.7m, Width 2.3m, Height 2.3m and down to -40°C
Garages and Offices
Electric Vehicle Charging
Facilities stay cold even in the warmer months when snow and ice have long melted away outside.
Test World wins category for the second time.
Total length of indoor test tracks is now 1.6km, allowing speeds in excess of 100km/h.
New and extended snow and ice indoor tracks open April 2018.