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Fleet Testing

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Fleet testing is often the final important phase of vehicle development that provides proof of performance and comparative data under actual operational conditions. Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) offers experienced staff, comprehensive services, and state-of-the-art fleet test facilities in all segments of the automotive industry. We perform testing on a private nine-mile high-speed test track, public roads and on 24 state-of-the-art mileage accumulation dynamometers (road simulators).

Our bumper-to-bumper fleet testing capabilities include air conditioning systems, automatic transmission fluids, axle lubricants, coolants, crankcase oils, engines, fuels, tires and vehicle durability.

Our fleet and field evaluation services encompass cars, trucks, buses, industrial equipment and farm tractors. In support of test programs involving vehicle evaluations on road simulators, test tracks or public roads, experienced SwRI technicians perform instrumentation, routine vehicle maintenance, repair, and rebuilding of engines, transmissions and drivetrains.

SwARC, our joint venture company located in Tianjin, China, also performs fleet evaluation services.