Tracks

The center has 25 km of test tracks offering a variety of surfaces designed to meet your requirements year-round. We can reproduce any surface condition such as rain, snow, ice and off-road depending on the season.

Low-Speed Oval – ALPHA

This two-lane oval track is ideal for fuel consumption trials, electric vehicle evaluations, mileage accumulation and any testing that requires continuous long-distance operation of a vehicle.

  • Length: 6.9 km (4.3 mi)
  • Asphalt
  • Speed limit of 120 km/h (62 mph)
  • Includes two mild S-turns

High Speed Oval - BRAVO

  • Designed for high-speed and endurance testing, this oval track consists of two straight sections connected at each end by super-elevated curves.
  • Length: 6.5 km (4.0 mi)
  • Concrete surface
  • 46° peak banking
  • Load bearing capacity of 25 000 lbs/axle
  • The maximum hands-off neutral speed within the curved sections is 180 km/h
  • No speed limit

Braking pad - CHARLIE

This area is designed to represent a typical section of a highway. It provides an excellent test environment to evaluate the performance of ABS and traction control systems.

  • Dimension: 670 m x 27 m (2,200 ft x 90 ft)
  • Includes a Jennite® surface of 154 m x 5.4 m (505 ft x 18 ft)
  • Has a peak friction coefficient (PFC) of 0.9 when dry and 0.5 when wet
  • Includes an acceleration loop

Immersion Pit

Located next to the Charlie track, this pit is used to evaluate vehicle braking performance in wet conditions.

  • Water depths: 1.3 m (4.3 ft)
  • Diameter: 38.1 m (125 ft)
  • Lane width: 7.6 m (25 ft)

Dynamic testing area - DELTA

The paved surface is ideal for stability and noise testing as well as for advanced driving courses.

  • Direct access from the high-speed track
  • Triangular shape with a base of 670 m and distance to apex of 500 m (2198 ft x 1640 ft)
  • 82,000 m 2 (882,640 sq ft) surface
  • The track has a 0% gradient in the East-West direction and a 0.6% gradient in the North-South direction

ECHO field & FOXTROT field

  • These are two large adjacent grass areas intended for year-round specialized testing and events.
  • Echo: 300 m x 300 m (1000 ft x 1000 ft)
  • Foxtrot: 150 m x 300 m (500 ft x 1000 ft)

Ramp - HOTEL

The braking ramp is ideal for testing parking brakes, clutches, immobilizers and transmissions.

  • 4.6 m (15 ft) wide concrete ramp
  • 6.1 m (20 ft) high
  • Includes two distinct gradients of 20% and 30%

Dirt road – KILO

Accessible year-round, kilo is a gravel road used for off-road and sport utility vehicle evaluations.

  • Total length: 9 km (5.6 mi)

Off road - LIMA

Lima is a fully customizable area used to test the extreme off-road capabilities of a vehicle.

  • Dimension: 47 000 m 2 (505 000 sq ft )
  • Crash Lab

    +
  • Main Laboratory

    +
  • Environmental Chambers

    +