• Snow & Ice Circles

    Snow & Ice Circles

  • ICE FLATS

    ICE FLATS

  • ICE TUNNEL

    ICE TUNNEL

  • Gradient hill

    Gradient hill

  • Split Mu

    Split Mu

Southern Hemisphere Proving Grounds


Southern Hemisphere Proving Grounds (SHPG) is an award winning automotive proving ground located in the South Island of New Zealand, offering winter testing from June to September.

SHPG is a global leader in winter testing facilities for automotive, component and tyre manufacturers.

Testing in the Southern Hemisphere winter, from June-September, means reduced development lead-times by adding an additional winter season to the testing calendar.

Our 16 private, land-based test areas ensure absolute confidentiality. With extensive infrastructure and an experienced alpine management team, SHPG’s snow and ice facilities are world-leading, in line with strict industry standards.

At SHPG we take pride in our business core values: safety, security, confidentiality, efficiency and customer service.

Our customers are our utmost priority.

We look forward to welcoming you to SHPG and New Zealand this June, July & August.

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Our Facilities

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Example tests:

  • ABS & Brake system development
  • ESC, ESP, VSC & Chassis Handling development

and more...

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Typical usage:

  • TRC & Drive Train Development
  • Drive Force Distribution & Differential Development
  • High µ testing
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Typical usage:

  • ABS Braking development
  • TRC & Drive Train Development
  • Drive force distribution & torque vectoring
  • HV/EV/PHEV Motor control
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Example tests:

  • AWD Chassis and electronic traction control development
  • HV/EV/PHEV Motor control & electrical system development

and more…

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Typical usage:

  • ABS & Brake system development
  • ESC, ESP, VSC & Chassis Handling development
  • AWD Chassis and electronic traction control development

and more...

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Fuels available for testing include:

  • Unleaded 91, 95 & 98 octane
  • Diesel
  • LPG
  • Electric charging stations
  • Hydrogen fuel cell – available in 2017
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SHPG’s facilities include testing on:

  • Snow Flat
  • Snow & Ice Circles
  • Ice Flat

and more...

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Example tests:

  • Constant speed and load testing
  • Snow dust ingress testing / engine cooling development

and more…

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Example tests:

  • ABS Braking development
  • TRC & Drive Train Development

and more…