TYRE TESTING: UTAC CERAM MILLBROOK PRESENTS WORLD’S FIRST ALL-ELECTRIC ASTM TRACTION TRUCK
UTAC CERAM Millbrook has launched a new, all-electric test vehicle at Test World, its winter test facility in Finland. The new ASTM traction truck is designed for testing tyres according to the ASTM 1805 test standard.
The Test World ASTM Traction truck is designed for testing tyres according to the ASTM 1805 test standard for single wheel driving traction in a straight line on snow-covered surfaces. The standard helps drivers to identify tyres that provide a higher level of snow traction. Tyres meeting the standard are branded with the three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) symbol. The test method employs an instrumented, rear-wheel drive test vehicle – the Test World Traction Truck – to measure average longitudinal and vertical forces acting on the test tyre under acceleration.
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