Almeria

Almeria

The CEMA testing centre is located in southern Spain. It spans 4,500 hectares at the foot of the volcanic La Sierra de Gata mountains and stretches into the Cabo de Gata natural park.


With sunshine in winter and high temperatures from May to October, the unique Andalusian climate means that the tracks at CEMA, the Centro de Experiencias Michelin Almería, can be used for tests in extreme conditions on all types of vehicles, from cars to earthmovers, trucks, ATVs, motorcycles, and more.

The different track surfaces - asphalt, off-road, dust and gravel – are designed to meet your needs for tests including airtightness, corrosion, endurance, vibration, noise, handling and component testing.

The site also offers fully equipped workshops, air conditioned offices and meeting rooms with ADSL and WiFi, weather stations, and washing and fuel facilities to make your time at CEMA both practical and comfortable.


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Test tracks Almeria, Spain

Dust test tracks

Dust test tracks

1/ Straight dust test track with roundabouts

  • Total length 1360 m
  • Total width 14 m
  • Slope of 0 to 2.8% with gradient of 3 to 6%

2/ Dust test circuit

  • Length 1980 m
  • Width 10 m
  • Slope of -2.3 to 2.3% with gradient of 0 to 2%

Gravel test tracks

Gravel test tracks

Standard type gravel test track

  • Length 3655 m
  • Width 5 m
  • Gravel surface, stones of varying sizes

Specific gravel test track

Outer circuit

  • Length 2848 m
  • Width 5 m
  • Available gravel according to your needs

Inner circuit (steep curves)

  • Length 2952 m
  • Width 5 m

Packed earth test track

Compacted earth surface test track

Closed circuit with curved and straight sections

  • Length 11490 m
  • Width 14 m
  • Compacted earth surface
  • Slope of 0 to 2% with gradient of 3 to 6%

Asphalt test loop

Asphalt test loop

  • Length 6030 m
  • Width 12 m
  • Main lane 8 m
  • Slope of -1,4 to 1,8%
  • Gradient of 0,5% (straight line) to 13,6% in curve

3 km winding test track

3 km winding test track

Flat section

  • Length 1143 m
  • Width 7 m

Mountain section

  • Length 2430 m
  • Width 6 m
  • Slope of 0 to 8 % with gradient of 0 to 2%

Handling asphalt test tracks

Handling asphalt test track

Handling test track

  • Length 2820 m
  • Width 7 m
  • Continuous curves
  • Slope of max. 0.5 % and gradient of 0 to 2%
  • Adjacent 50 - 70 m vehicle dynamics test area

Off-Road test tracks

Off-road circuit

Hard off-road test track

  • Length 4797 m (one way)
  • Upward slopes (0.9 to 11%)
  • Rocky ground

Soft off-road circuit

  • Length 5800 m
  • Width 5 m
  • Long straight sections and a few small slopes (6 to 8.5%)
  • Small stones on surface

"Cobblestone" type off-road circuit

  • Length 3163 m
  • Width 7 m
  • Very compact surface (-1 to +1%)

Noise measurement tracks

Noise measurement tracks

1 track for Pass-by/Pass-down tests:

  • Surfaces according to the ISO 10844 standard: 2014

Test tracks for a wide variety of excitement frequencies

Test tracks for Comfort & Vibration

  • Length 450 m
  • Width 8.50 m
  • Several ripples for analytical comfort testing
  • Packed earth surface

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