JARI:Japan Automobile Research Institute

Steering and handling test ground

Steering and handling test ground

Located next to the high-speed oval track, this asphalt pavement test course is shaped nearly like a circle and allows testing on diverse types of kinematic performances including high-speed running, road-holding and braking.

Main test items

  • Circular running test at high constant speed
  • Transient response test on road-holding ability
  • Circular run braking test
  • J turn test


  • Asphalt pavement
  • Ground area: 81,115 sq meters
  • Radius of curve: 80m
  • Banking: 0.5%
  • Designed load on wheel: 8 tons