Navistar announced the opening of proving grounds in New Carlisle, Ind., where the company will test its entire portfolio of products, including Class 5-8 commercial trucks.
Purchased from Robert Bosch LLC, the 668-acre site includes a three-mile paved and banked oval with several additional testing capabilities:
- Brake testing capabilities which include infrastructure, complete instrumentation and computerized data acquisition;
- Structural durability testing/accelerated mile accumulation with road profile capability using accelerometer and strain gage data and multiple road surfaces including chatter, impact, cobblestone, undulating, resonance road surfaces, high speed oval, gravel, body/chassis twist event and off- road surfaces; and
- Specialized testing such as vehicle noise and handling, center-of-gravity, rollover and roof crush testing, grade-ability up to 60 percent, traction control, powertrain durability among others.