Since 2016, Applus IDIADA is managing a new proving ground complex in China, which is owned by LingLong Tires. The new complex is open to all companies in the automotive industry, devoted to development, validation, homologation and certification of vehicles and components.
As a facility where safety and confidentiality are the highest priority, IDIADA China Proving Ground offers 18 first-class test tracks and 36 fully equipped confidential workshops, in a total surface of 150 Ha, which makes it one of the most independent and comprehensive proving grounds in China.
At Applus IDIADA, we make every effort to create an ideal working environment that satisfies the most demanding requirements. Located 20 km north-west of Zhaoyuan (Shandong Province), IDIADA China Proving Ground’s location stands out for its favourable climate and easy access by motorway and touristic surroundings. Summer temperatures are ideal for hot climate tests and development programmes can continue independently of the weather during the winter months, making this facility the first choice regardless of the type of testing.
Applus IDIADA Proving Ground is renowned for the quality of its client services. Each testing team is allocated a dedicated client service representative to ensure that the testing programme runs smoothly and that objectives are achieved on time and within budget.
IDIADA contributed to the design of the new proving ground, which keeps the same level of track quality and follows the same rules of safety and confidentiality that apply in IDIADA's proving ground in Spain:
|Direction of travel||Clockwise|
|Length Lane 1||5.239 m|
|Length Lane 2||5.264 m|
|Length Lane 3||5.289 m|
|Length Lane 4||5.314 m|
|Length of straights||1.500 m|
|Length per bend||1.157 m|
|Neutral steer speed||180 km/h|
|Maximum banking angle||117,7% (49,65º)|
|Radius of the bends||275 m|
|Longitudinal gradient (East straight)||+ 0,75%|
|Longitudinal gradient (West straight)||- 0,75%|
|Transverse gradient (straights)||1%|