AARC Automotive Proving Ground

12 May 2014

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The AARC Team has created a new DVD highlighting some of the various activities which can be supported at the Proving Ground. Whether you are interested in testing, research and development or product showcasing, AARC will be happy to help you to realize your plans. A copy of the video on DVD may be obtained by contacting AARC.

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A Proud Heritage

10 May 2017

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The proving ground was originally owned by International Harvester, a manufacturing company of trucks, tractors, agricultural machinery and construction equipment, founded in the United States. The company established itself in Australia in the early 1900’s as a distributor, however only began manufacturing agricultural equipment in Geelong in 1939 and trucks in Dandenong in 1952.  After production started it became clear to company engineers that a test site was needed to develop their products specifically for the Australian market. In 1961 International Harvester bought a 1000-hectare site in Anglesea, and construction of the proving ground began.  

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Ready, set, brake!!

4 May 2017

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Watch Volvo Group Australia's brake tests in action on our Australian Design Rules Circuit.

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The Future of Transportation with Bosch Australia

4 May 2017

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Can you imagine a driverless world? We certainly can after viewing Bosch's Highly Automated Driving vehicle in action on our test tracks.

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Australia’s Best Cars Review 2016 – The most comprehensive testing program in the country!

30 January 2017

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The finalists of the 2016 Australia's Best Cars Awards were recently put to the test at AARC. We were lucky enough to capture some behind the scenes footage and catch up with Chief Judge Mark Borlace to find out why they use our facilities.

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Want to know what your vehicle is really capable of?

14 November 2016

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IT’S COMPETITION TIME!

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AARC LOOKING TO THE FUTURE!

11 October 2016

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On Monday 10th of October 2016 delegates from around the world travelled to AARC Automotive Proving Ground to witness new technology present in the automotive industry. The event was part of the 23rd World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems and was an opportunity to showcase new industry developments and the future of automotive technology. AARC’s test facilities showcased autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicle demonstrations, automotive demonstrations by Robert Bosch, military vehicle technology by Rheinmetall MAN, road train and B-double demonstrations by Linfox and automatic number plate recognition by National Safety Agency. The event was a great opportunity to share knowledge and for delegates to engage in discussions that will help shape future transport in Australia and around the world.

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