Expansion of DRI’s California proving ground completed

We have expanded our Bakersfield California proving ground test track to add space for additional testing types and space for simultaneous testing.

The expansion has increased the testing area by over two acres, facilitating the execution of US NCAP and Euro NCAP intersection scenarios, including:

  • Intersection Safety Assist (ISA)
  • Car to Car Turn Across Path (CCFTAP scenarios)
  • Car to Pedestrian Turning, Adult (CPTA scenarios)
  • Car to Bicyclist Turning, Adult (CBTA scenarios)

The additional line markings conform to Euro NCAP and US NCAP specifications for executing a wide variety of test protocols, including:

  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Emergency Lane Keeping (ELK), including all road edge marking types
  • Blind Spot Detection (BSD)
  • Blind Spot Intervention (BSI)

In addition to the additional types of tests DRI can accomplish, the expansion allows greater flexibility in scheduling concurrent tests, since multiple testing campaigns can be accomplished simultaneously.