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Tests offered

SHPG offers an array of advanced Real-World winter testing facilities, specifically tailored to meet the development, evaluation and proving of current and future automotive technologies.

Expertly-prepared low friction surfaces offer winter driving conditions for all stages of automotive product development, from initial system and component development to detailed tuning and whole-vehicle evaluation, conformity and validation.

SHPG’s unique counter-seasonal Southern Hemisphere location helps bridge the winter testing gap between Northern winters to reduce development lead times by up to 6 months.

SHPG’s facilities include:

  • 15 Snow Flats and 3 dynamic Circles
  • 7 large Ice Flats including 1 large Ice Circle
  • 12 Ride & Handling roads
  • 5 heated asphalt split µ (Hi/Lo) facilities
  • Multiple Split µ gradients from 5~20%
  • Icing bath / Sorbet pond
  • 200m indoor refrigerated ABS Hi/Lo µ facility
  • Special snow and ice facilities and surfaces are available on request

Snow Flats

13 Compacted Snow Flats of up to 800m length.

Variable surface preparation: Soft ~ Hard packed snow (50~90 CTi)Snow Flats

Typical usage:

  • ABS & Brake system development
  • ESC, ESP, VSC & Chassis Handling development
  • AWD Chassis and electronic traction control development EPS & Steering systems development
  • HV/EV/PHEV Motor control & electrical system development
  • High speed snow dust ingress testing / cooling test
  • NVH development
  • R&H and Chassis development
  • HVAC and sub system development
  • Engine calibration and Drive Train development
  • Icing Durability and Chassis component strength testing
  • Tyre Development and certification testing (ASTM, UN/ECE)

Snow & Ice Circles

SNOW CIRCLES

3 compacted snow facilities of up to 280m diameter.
Variable surface preparation: Soft ~ Hard packed snow (50~90 CTi)

Typical usage:

  • Constant speed and load testing
  • Snow dust ingress testing / engine cooling development
  • ABS & Brake system development
  • ESP Chassis development including torque vectoring
  • AWD Chassis and electronic traction control development
  • EPS & Steering systems development
  • HV/EV/PHEV Motor control & electrical system development
  • Tyre Testing and Development


ICE CIRCLES

2 Ice Circles up to R140m.
Low friction ice surfaces 0.07~0.15 µ

Typical usage:

  • Constant speed and load testing
  • ABS & Brake system development
  • ESP Chassis development including torque vectoring
  • AWD Chassis and electronic traction control development
  • EPS & Steering systems development
  • HV/EV/PHEV Motor control & electrical system development
  • Tyre Testing and Development

Ice Flats

7 Ice Flats up to 200m length.
Low friction ice surfaces 0.07~0.15 µ

Typical usage:

  • ABS & Brake system development
  • ESC, ESP, VSC & Chassis Handling development
  • AWD Chassis and electronic traction control development
  • HV/EV/PHEV Motor control & electrical system development
  • R&H and Chassis development
  • Tyre Testing and Development

Split Mµ

5 Heated Split µ Asphalt/Ice/Snow strip 150m length.
High Fiction/Low friction surfaces 1.0~0.1 µ

Typical usage:

  • ABS Braking development
  • TRC & Drive Train Development
  • Drive force distribution & torque vectoring
  • High µ testing
  • Rolling Torque and cold Friction evaluation
  • HV/EV/PHEV Motor control
  • Tyre Testing and Development