DAIMLER news * USA: The Madras track for trucks
* Oregon - Daimler opens truck proving grounds
Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) on Thursday opened its new High Desert Proving Grounds in Madras, Ore... Built in just more than 13 months, the $18.7 million research and development facility sits on 87 acres next to the city airport and includes a 3.5-mile test-track loop and 32,000 square feet building... The track represents part of a more than $170 million investment in the State of Oregon, including Daimler’s new Portland headquarters about 120 miles north... The track’s design, thanks in part to its varying engineered surfaces, allows the company to accelerate its road testing. Achenbach says 6,000 miles around the truck represents 1.2 million miles on-highway, allowing engineers to simulate a typical vehicle’s full service life in approximately six months...
Madras, ORE, USA - CCJ, by Jason Cannon - May 18, 2017
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