Automotive Research Association of India
Research Institute of the Automotive Industry with the Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Govt. of India
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Vehicle Evaluation

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Details of Vehicle Test Tracks
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Details of Vehicle Test Tracks

NCAT, Ahmednagar
Field trials are undertaken by VEL at National Centre for Automotive Testing (NCAT), Ahmed nagar, which is located exactly at 120 kms  from ARAI, Pune.

The tracks at NCAT are  NABL Accredited. The layout of the test track is indicated in the picture below.

Proving grounds for ABS  evaluation
The Anti-lock Braking System Tests are currently being carried out at the WABCO Proving Grounds at Chennai.
The details of the track are as indicated below.

Other Tracks
Split Friction Tracks
  Basalt / Asphalt   Checker board
  Ceramic / Asphalt   Ceramic and Asphalt

Length of straight line track : 1.35 km
Width of braking area : 70 m max.

Track No. Surface Length Width C.O.F.
1.3 & 5 High Friction Asphalt 325 m 4 m ≈ 0.80 p
2 Blue Basalt 225 m 7 m ≈ 0.22 p
4 Ceramic 110 m 4 m ≈ 0.12 p