ROME—Bridgestone Europe Middle East India & Africa (EMIA) has opened a new wet handling track at its proving ground just outside the Italian capital of Rome.
The $3.5 million track will enable the Japanese tire maker "to rigorously test" its tires, helping ensure optimal wet performance, said Bridgestone Feb. 1.
Initially designed in a virtual environment, the track was built taking into consideration both traditional vehicle manufacturers and new electrical vehicle players.
Bridgestone said it analyzed feedback and data collected from vehicle manufacturers and proving ground drivers during the design of the track.
The system enables test drivers to be informed in real time with safety prevention warnings.