Continental opened its new Advanced Indoor Evaluation Center in Ulvade, Texas on 5 June 2019. The firm has spent 9 million euros on the new test centre. In January 2019, Continental announced that it had begun outside driverless tyre testing at its Ulvade centre.
According to the company, the Advanced Indoor Evaluation Center is designed to test all passenger tyre models manufactured in Continental’s North and South American tyre plants.
The latest indoor test facility forms part of Continental tyre division’s “Vision 2025” long-term strategy. The goal of Vision 2025 is for the company to offer even more tyre production and distribution worldwide. For example, a new truck tyre plant was opened in Clinton, Mississippi, and production expanded at the tyre plant in Sumter, North Carolina.