Activities
Ford Lommel Proving Ground main engineering activities are:
  • Durability Testing
  • Corrosion Testing
  • Functional Performance Testing
  • Brake Testing
  • Root Cause Investigations
  • Ride & Handling Testing and Development
  • NVH Development




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Durability verification is a major part of the product development cycle. All vehicle durability testing of Ford of Europe products takes places at Ford Lommel Proving Ground.




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The corrosion process is a lengthy, time-related chemical process. Ford Lommel Proving Ground has special facilities to accelerate the process for executing vehicle corrosion tests.





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Functional performance testing covers engine performance testing, but also testing the functional performance of the suspension, wheels and tires, the air induction system, the transmission, clutch, jacks, etc.





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With brake tests it is verified that the brake system of a vehicle fulfills all legal and Ford internal design requirements.





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A vehicle is a complex product with many characteristics and components. A team of highly qualified engineers and mechanics specializes in finding root causes of issues occurring during the development of a vehicle.





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A dedicated team of engineers and mechanics is reponsible for the development and tuning of the suspension and steering, which determines the driving characteristics of the vehicle.





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In-dept development of NVH is gaining importance in modern vehicles. During the development process the NVH performance of vehicles is evaluated and improved at Ford Lommel Proving Ground.