Hokkaido, Japan – Yokohama Rubber Co. has opened an indoor facility to test the on-ice performance of winter tires at its Hokkaido Tire Test Centre.
The site, in Asahikawa city, Hokkaido, started operation on 5 Jan with an inauguration ceremony held 30 Jan, Yokohama announced.
The Hokkaido test centre was opened in 2015 to meet the increasing demand for tire evaluations.
The indoor ice-test site is intended to improve these capabilities as surfaces cannot be influenced by external factors such as weather and temperature.
This, according to Yokohama, will…