Automotive proving grounds are where automakers put cars through their paces so that drivers won't receive any unpleasant surprises after they buy one. Proving grounds have been around for a long time. How much do you know about them? Take the test to find out!
When was the first automotive proving ground built?
Where was the first automotive proving grounds located?
What automaker opened the first automotive proving grounds?
What year did Packard open its first automotive proving grounds?
Where did Packard open its first automotive proving grounds?
Shelby Township, Mich.
San Diego, Calif.
Where did Ford open its first automotive proving grounds?
Where does Nissan have its automotive testing ground?
Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Tochigi Prefecture, Japan
What is Black Lake?
GM's watery testing center for automobile flotation devices
GM's asphalt testing facility for car traction on slick surfaces
GM's resort for vacationing automotive executives
What's the real name of the facility known as Black Lake?
The vehicle dynamics testing area (VDTA)
The crashworthiness testing area (CTA)
The traction control testing area (TCTA)
What are the names of two of the tracks at GM's Milford Proving Grounds?
The Oval Track and the Circle Track
The Figure-8 Track and the Mixing Bowl Track
The Smooth Track and the Rough Track
What are the names of two more tracks at GM's Milford Proving Grounds?
The Horizontal Straightaway and the Vertical Straightaway
The Short Straightaway and the Long Straightaway
The North/South Straightaway and the East/West Straightaway
Why won't you be able to take a photograph of upcoming GM models at the Milford Proving Grounds?
They don't test upcoming models there
Cameras are confiscated at the entrance
Upcoming models wear masks
What's the full name of the crash-test dummy known as MAMA2B?
Maternal Anthropomorphic Measurement Apparatus version 2B
Multi-use Android Measurement Apparatus version 2B
Multi-car Accident Measurement Apparatus version 2B
The Seven Sister course at GM's Milford Proving Grounds has seven of something. What?
Seven traffic lights
Seven speed bumps
When are test vehicles retired from service at GM's Milford Proving Grounds?
When the model year is over
When they're sold to the highest bidder
When they're too beat up to drive
Where is Volkswagen's "secret" testing facility?
Ehra Lessien, Germany
What's the name of Fiat's testing facility in Italy?
Costa di Pesci
Circuito di Balocco
What is the VSCL?
Virtual Simulation and Crashworthiness Laboratory
Vital Systems and Crashworthiness Laboratory
Vehicle Safety and Crashworthiness Laboratory
How large was GM's Milford Proving Grounds in 1924?
How many employees worked fulltime at GM's Milford Proving Grounds when it opened in 1924?