• SOURCE: General Motors - Global

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The new Active Safety Test Area at the Milford Proving Ground near Detroit concentrates the company’s active safety testing into one, state-of-the-art site. The 52-acre global facility is dedicated to the development and testing of some of the industry’s most advanced crash-avoidance technologies for GM’s products around the world. It features: A 16-acre dynamics pad for testing a variety of robot-controlled and automated vehicles. Highway simulation with six lanes, on/off ramps, controlled lighting and road signs that represent specifications around the world. A parking test area with different curb types and landscaping detection. Pedestrian test area with a 90-degree traffic intersection and specially designed rig for accurate dummy movement. Simulated tunnel with walls and posts. A building for observation, indoor testing, hoists for test preparation and a robotic control station. The facility is also used to assess performance in regulatory and insurance industry consumer metric tests, such as those conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Euro New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and others.
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The new Active Safety Test Area at the Milford Proving Ground near Detroit concentrates the company’s active safety testing into one, state-of-the-art site. The 52-acre global facility is dedicated to the development and testing of some of the industry’s most advanced crash-avoidance technologies for GM’s products around the world. It features: A 16-acre dynamics pad for testing a variety of robot-controlled and automated vehicles. Highway simulation with six lanes, on/off ramps, controlled lighting and road signs that represent specifications around the world. A parking test area with different curb types and landscaping detection. Pedestrian test area with a 90-degree traffic intersection and specially designed rig for accurate dummy movement. Simulated tunnel with walls and posts. A building for observation, indoor testing, hoists for test preparation and a robotic control station. The facility is also used to assess performance in regulatory and insurance industry consumer metric tests, such as those conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Euro New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and others.
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