The Proving Ground Support Program includes a research program that uses a full-scale outdoor laboratory for a broad range of research and testing activities for TTI, as well as state agencies and private industry. These facilities provide researchers with the capability to design and fully instrument a wide range of vehicles, test vehicle instrumentation, install and test roadside devices, and collect data in a roadway environment.
The program’s mission is to provide high-quality personnel and facilities to assist researchers in the development of safer transportation systems, and to offer a complete, full-scale vehicle testing facility to federal, state, and industrial organizations for the evaluation and improvement of transportation safety hardware.
Full-scale automobile and truck crash testing is performed at the TTI Proving Ground. These crash tests help:
- develop and improve roadside safety hardware,
- evaluate highway safety systems for compliance with federal requirements, and
- provide data for accident reconstruction and validation of computer simulations.
Researchers in the Proving Grounds Support Program have extensive expertise in the following areas: highway safety, telemetry, intelligent transportation systems, electronics, instrumentation, computer-based measurement and control systems, and highway illumination measurement and development.
The Proving Ground Support Program performs crash testing and testing of highway friction systems for TTI, as well as state agencies and private industry.
For More InformationDarrell Kuhn
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
3100 State Highway 47
College Station, TX 77843
(979) 317-2681 x42681