PG Operations Division Takasu Proving Ground

Technology On Ice : Quality Honed by the Elements

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The Takasu Proving Ground is located in the rich natural environment of Hokkaido, providing the ideal setting for testing in a harsh winter environment. The 6.8 km high-speed circular course redefines the limits of circular course functionality, since it includes many multipurpose features such as sharp turns and sloping stretches to facilitate intense testing of body, suspension and engine performance. The 6.2 km winding course with a maximum elevation difference of 57.5 meters incorporates turns ranging from 9 meters to 160 meters in radius. Together with its surface variations and gaps, this course enables development without compromise.
Embodying the global environment, these test fields are the real hometown of Honda products.

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High-speed Circular (Banked)

High-speed Circular (Banked)

Winding Course (Uphill)

Winding Course (Uphill)

Winding Course

Winding Course

Vehicle Dynamics test area (Emergency Response Training)

Vehicle Dynamics test area (Emergency Response Training)

High-speed Circular (Bypass lane)

High-speed Circular (Bypass lane)

Winding Course (Uphill)

Winding Course (Uphill)

Snowblower Test

Snowblower Test

EU Suburb Course and Circular Course

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EU Suburb Course

Honda’s EU suburb course, completed in 2003, reproduces typical driving environments in Great Britain and Germany. This facility enables Honda technicians to evaluate customer satisfaction under all kinds of driving conditions, including dry and wet roads, and snow.

Circular Course

The circular course was completed in 2001. All year-round, this carefully managed road surface, circular and superbly level, reproduces dry, wet and snowy driving conditions. This course is perfectly suited to testing today’s rapidly advancing array of vehicle-control technologies, including ABS, TCS, VSA and 4WD.