Proving Grounds

Catalonia Living Lab provides for testing of connected and automated vehicles on various comprehensive independent proving grounds. Besides the ones listed here, further proving grounds might be added in the near future. Customized testing solutions in controlled environments can be designed in case of specific requests.
 
 

Applus IDIADA

With over 25 years of history, Applus+ IDIADA is a leading engineering company providing design, testing, engineering and homologation services to the automotive industry worldwide.

Applus+ IDIADA counts with more than 2,500 engineers specialized in vehicle development drawn from over 28 different countries. The headquarters, composed of a 360-hectares main technical center which includes its own proving ground and a comprehensive set of laboratories, is located near Barcelona, Spain. The company also has an international network of subsidiaries and branch offices in 24 countries which ensures that their clients receive fast and customized services.

Characteristics
Independent proving ground
370 hectares
Multi-user facility
Favorable climatic conditions
All-year-round testing
Facilities include:
• High speed circuit
• Fatigue & comfort track
• Dynamic platforms
• Dry & wet handling track
• Test hills
• Wet braking surfaces

Website: applusidiada.com

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Parcmotor Castellolí

Cellnex expertise in telecom and C-ITS networks and Parcmotor Castellolí infrastructure offer a complete one-stop solution for testing connected and automated vehicles in a controlled, safe, sustainable and respectable environment. The Circuit, located on a site covering more than 100 hectares, has infrastructures and technology to allow the facility’s users and customers to develop new CAV products, advanced traffic solutions and services linked to smart mobility and the connected vehicle, even for non-urban or semi-rural environments.

Cellnex Telecom has equipped the Castellolí Parcmotor circuit with broadband connectivity, and rolled out a wireless network with coverage throughout the facility allowing for connectivity between vehicles and infrastructure. High-definition cameras for monitoring on-track vehicles and on-board units (OBUs) in the vehicles themselves (to transmit telemetry, video and voice data), plus an IoT (Internet of Things) network based on LPWA Sigfox technology, provide the ability to manage and analyze data, among other things.

Characteristics
CAV facilities:
• V2X communication network
• HD cameras monitoring on-track vehicles
• OBUs for telemetry, video and voice data
• Remote data monitoring and analysis
• LPWA Sigfox technology
100 hectares
High speed circuit:
• length 4,146 m
• 7 right-hand turns
• 4 left-hand turns
Paddock:
• 14 boxes
• 14.000 m2
Driving school circuit
Sliding platform
Motocross circuit
4×4 circuit

Campus Motor Anoia:
Virtual Office
Acts and events organitzation
Facilities Rental
Co-working space

Website: circuitparcmotor.com

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Aeroport de Lleida

The facilities at Lleida airport are rented for development and testing activities of space and ground vehicles. Its services mainly focus on unmanned vehicles. These services are provided in large space facilities that are safe, secure and quiet. Facilities include a large runway, a large platform, hangars and parkings. Support teams take care of specific client and project needs. Confidentiality is guaranteed by gapless fencing and a 24 hours security service.

Characteristics
180 hectares
Runway track of 2,500 meters in length and 65 meters width
Office spaces
Welcome & reception area
Large and protected areas
Parking for more than 500 vehicles
Installations for fire rescue and rescue service
Fuel station
Central operations office
Manned security control 24 hours per day
Aircraft storage facilities
Favorable climatic conditions
All-year-round testing service
Catering service
Electrical ground power service
Logistic areas
Hotel accommodation near airport

Website: aeroportlleida.cat

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Circuit de Catalunya

The Circuit has set itself up as one of the most modern sports facilities, serving as the venue for the most important motor sports events of the world such as the Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix and the Catalan MotoGP Grand Prix.

But the Circuit is not only passion for speed; it also offers the chance to organize all kinds of events and activities for companies and individuals thanks to the multi-purpose facilities fitted to offer all kinds of services, including a restaurant, a media center with a capacity of 450 people, several VIP spaces and a heliport.

Characteristics
International motorsport events
FIA Grand Prix Layout:
• length 4,655 m
• 9 right-hand turns
• 7 left-hand turns
FIM Grand Prix Layout:
• length 4,727 m
• 8 right-hand turns
• 5 left-hand turns
National layout:
• length 2,977 m
• 7 right-hand turns
• 4 left-hand turns
Track Marshal
Ambulances
Paddocks and garages
Towing truck
Briefing and press rooms

Website: circuitcat.com

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