Roadway Simulator

World’s largest automotive test simulator - supports vehicles ranging from a 5,000-lb weight, 2-axle light vehicles to 80,000-lb tractor trailers

Designed to perform vehicle dynamics, powertrain performance, shock and vibration testing in a laboratory environment

Adaptively constrains a vehicle at its center of gravity and provides vertical, cornering, and tractive forces to the vehicle through the tire/roadway interface using a system of special treadmills

Capability to test:
- Two-axle light vehicles (up to 120 mph)
- Trucks with tandem rear axles and a gross vehicle weight up to 30 tons
- Tractor-trailer combinations with a maximum gross vehicle weight of 40 tons

Component tire testing & performance characterization up to a 14,000-lb normal loading