General Motors Proving Grounds

General Motors Proving Grounds

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. General Motors operates several proving grounds.GM Desert Proving Ground in Mesa, Arizona is a General Motors facility for the testing of HVAC, propulsion, and various automotive systems in a harsh climate. This facility is closed and was replaced by a new facility in Yuma, Arizona.The General Motors Milford Proving Ground was the industry's first dedicated automobile testing facility when it opened in 1924. It is located in Milford, Michigan and covers 4,000 acres (16 km ). 4,800 staff work in its 107 buildings today. The proving ground includes the equivalent of 132 mi (212 km) of roads representative of conditions found on public roadways and other specialty surfaces for vehicle testing. Some roads are open only to drivers who have passed special performance driving training. The saying goes that each mile driven on the grounds is the same as 5 miles (8.0 km) in the real world.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • Saarbrucken, Germany
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136779269
  • 9786136779263