Expose your prototype vehicle to different terrain and weather conditions
ATDS will create a roadmap for vehicle certification and durability. Vehicle half life mileage accumulation is done by experienced tier II drivers. We schedule driving throughout the country with mileage emission checkpoints.
ATDS is ready to conduct your mileage accumulation test program whether for ten or ten million miles. As a full service independent automotive testing firm, ATDS has the experience and resources to provide the level of service you need: drivers; full maintenance support; emissions testing; customized data logging and engineering analysis.
Durability testing can to meet regulatory requirements, for general engineering and development or to help diagnose warrantee issues with in-use vehicles. ATDS provides durability testing from our permanent sites in California, Michigan, Arizona and Texas or from remote sites established to take short-term advantage of weather, terrain, environment or road conditions. Remote sites durability operations have recently been conducted in Florida, Minnesota, Alaska, Colorado, Massachusetts and Canada. ATDS can recommend a location to meet your testing requirements and then quickly and efficiently set-up and carry out the test program.
Data can be collected using printed forms, an on-board data logger or a combination of the two. ATDS is experienced with a variety of different data loggers and can provide a recommendation of a suitable system for your needs.
Durability programs have many hidden costs: driver recruitment, training, scheduling and daily management add cost to your programs and require specific experience in each location. Maintaining facilities in all locations of interest nationwide is costly and time consuming. By choosing ATDS, you pay only for what you need without long term fixed costs, capital investments or additional personnel.
Flexibility and location
We believe in going where you need us most where you aren't. ATDS routinely operates in locations around the US and Canada to test vehicles under all environmental extremes. We have developed long term arrangements in locations from humid south Florida to cold Fairbanks, Alaska. See our location list for more options. If you have a unique environmental or demographic requirement, ATDS can select and begin operations in a new location usually within three weeks.
Driving millions of miles on public roads annually involves risk of accident. ATDS maintains multi-million US$ liability insurance coverage and is experienced in minimizing accidents and maximizing safety. Fewer accidents mean less delay and lower costs for your program.
ATDS can provide the exact driving environment needed to collect the data you require: urban, freeway, off-road, mountain, desert, cold or hot and humid. In our seasonal facilities, we can provide cold start drivability after an overnight soak at -40F in Alaska or Minnesota. We can test fuel system drivability after an extended idle and hot soak at 125F in Death Valley, CA. However, our permanent facilities have unique features as well. Our Texas location features miles of private dirt and gravel road for off road and 4x4 testing with the salt spray of the Gulf of Mexico within a few hours drive. In California, our Ontario headquarters features 9,000 foot mountain elevations, sea level elevations, hot desert conditions, and everything from remote highway to Los Angeles traffic jams, all within a 100 mile radius.
Automotive Testing & Development Services Inc.
400 Etiwanda Ave., Ontario CA 91761
Fax: 1 909-390-9056
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