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Navistar Opens Proving Grounds in Indiana

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.

May 18, 2015

Navistar's headquarters located in Lisle, Ill., approximately 90 miles from its newly-opened proving grounds in New Carlisle, Ind.

 

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.

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