Near Fort Stockton, Texas, midway between El Paso and San Antonio, lies one of Bridgestone Americas’ most valuable educational assets: Bridgestone Americas’ Texas Proving Ground (TPG). Established in 1955, TPG is more than 6,000 acres of flat land that features a variety of test tracks and driving environments. At TPG, tires and vehicles can be tested to their limits in real-life conditions.
The facility is home to simulated highways, city streets, a giant “black lake” of asphalt and an oval track larger than those at Daytona and Indy. There are tracks that can be run in wet or dry conditions over rumble-strips, potholes, curbs and any other surface that drivers in normal — or abnormal — driving conditions may face.
TPG also gives invited visitors the opportunity to learn about tire technology, observe the complexity of tire testing and possibly gain some hands-on driving experience.
TPG helps Bridgestone Americas promote safe travel by:
Location: Chihuahuan Desert, northern edge, USA
Elevation: 3,000 feet
Size: 9.5 square miles, 6,000+ acres
Avg. annual precipitation: 12 inches
Avg. temperature: 67 degrees Fahrenheit
Avg. annual days of sunshine: 360
For more information, please visit www.BridgestoneAmericas.com.