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SNOW VDA, ICE VDA, & 1.8 MILE OVAL

#1 Packed Snow Oval

  • 55' wide (ends 100'/340' radius) X 1.8 miles

  • Lighted for 24-hour test capability

#2 Ice Pad/Rough Ice

  • 164' wide X 3,000' long

  • Lighted for 24-hour test capability

#3 Packed Snow VDA

  • 600' wide X 3,600' long (50 acres)

  • Lighted for 24-hour test capability

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#4 Autocross (#1)

  • 40' wide X 1.1 miles long

  • Lighted for 24-hour test capability

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#5 Packed Snow VDA #3

  • 40' wide X 1.1 miles long

  • Lighted for 24-hour test capability

#6 Slush Pool

  • 12' wide X 210' long; depth is customer specified

  • Building #330 supports inspection and photography of under body snow and ice build up

  • After completing the prescribed replications, the vehicle(s) can be soaked at ambient or in an AET cold cell, after which effects can be evaluated with a drive and cold inspection in Building #300-A

  • Vehicles can be de-iced in AET’s high-pressure car wash for retesting

#7, #8 & #9 Autocross, Potholes, Chatter, & Sine

  • Course for evaluating NVH, suspension and ride quality

#10 Autocross (#2)

  • .9 miles long

  • Lighted for 24-hour test capability

#11 Autocross Course & Circle (#3)

  • .5 miles long autocross with 250' circle

  • Lighted for 24-hour test capability

#12 Nine Lane Hills

  •  Consists of a single group of 9 traction grades; 4 split mu and 5 packed snow, each 16' wide and 100' to 125' long

  • 10% split mu (asphalt/ice) 

  • 10% packed snow 

  • 15% split mu (asphalt/ice) 

  • 15% packed snow 

  • 20% split mu (asphalt/ice) 

  • 20% packed snow 

  • 25% packed snow 

  • 30% split mu (asphalt/ice) 

  • 30% packed snow 

  • Lighted for 24-hour test capability

#13 Ice & Snow Circles

  • 40' X 240' radius packed snow lane 

  • 40' X 200' radius ice lane 

  • 40' X 160' radius packed snow lane

  • Lighted for 24-hour test capability

#14 Split & Alternating Mu

  • 40' X 2,000' acceleration lane 

  • 48' X 500' split & transition mu

  • 40' X 500' deceleration lane

  • (2) Split mu radiuses

  • Lighted for 24 hour test capability

#15 Packed Snow VDA 2

  • 600' wide x 2,000' long

#16 Asphalt VDA

  • 50' X 2,050' with 330' diameter circle asphalt VDA

  • Provides dry high mu test and tuning capability along side AET’s many low mu surfaces

  • Bordered by continuous safe run off area

  • Lighted for 24-hour test capability

#17 AWD Course

  • 300' X 2,000' 

  • The main winter elements in one course: ice, packed snow, deep snow and two hills with multiple grades

  • The right amount of off-road severity for all-wheel-drive test and evaluation

#18 Changing Elevation Camber Course

  • This course is unique to the AET facility. It consists of 30' X .7 miles of packed snow handling lanes that transition into a multi-grade 400' X 800' VDA producing multiple camber angles

#19 Driveway Parking Course

  • 7 grades from 3% to 21%

#20 Off-Road Course

  • 1.2 miles

  • Multiple incline/decline grades

  • Multiple aggressive turns

  • Multiple cambers

#21 Multiple-Bump Course

  • Under Construction

#22 Packed Snow Oval #2

  • 1 mile

#23 Multi-Dynamic Autocross

  • Lane choices allow customer to adapt autocross to their specific test requirements

#24 Deep Snow Course Packed/Groomed to Order

  • Snow packing and grooming choices allow customer to adapt the course to their specific test requirements

#25 City Street Course

  • Under Construction

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