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GM and Army open up new test facility on Yuma Proving Ground

by Michael Harley (RSS feed) on Jul 23rd, 2009 at 6:56PM

General Motors and the U.S. Army have officially cut the ribbon opening the automaker's all-new Desert Proving Ground this week. Located just outside Yuma, Arizona, the testing facility is built on 2400 acres of leased government property. In addition to a 3.5-mile circuit track (three lanes) and a 1.4-mile straight track (two-to-three lanes), the proving ground includes a 1,000' x 1,000' dynamics pad, interior noise road, and a garage with 40 hoists. And, that is just a partial list of the niceties at this state-of-the-art complex.According to GM's Ken Morris, executive director, Vehicle... Read More

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