Toyota Arizona Test Grounds (TAPG)

The Toyota Arizona Proving Grounds (TAPG), Toyota’s exclusive vehicle development and testing center in the United States, will be made available to the industry as a vehicle testing resource during the official launch of the Arizona Mobility Test Center (AMTC) at TAPG. Toyota has contracted Intertek Transportation Technologies to operate the facility and provide tenant management and related services under a new multi-year agreement, while Toyota retains ownership and continues testing activities at TAPG.

“TAPG has world-class resources to make ever better vehicles, and by opening it up to the entire industry for long-term commitments, we believe it can have an even greater impact on the advancement of mobility for all ”, declared Randy Stephens, vice president of the Product Performance Engineering group at Toyota Motor North America Research and Development. “It’s also an opportunity to create new value with a capital intensive asset, opening up a revenue stream that can be used for ongoing improvements on the facility that will further benefit Toyota and tenants. “

Intertek provides the transportation industry with services that cover all aspects of AMTC’s needs, including staffing, planning, maintenance, safety and oversight of all on-site test operations. It will also market AMTC to attract tenants and manage the rental business.

“It is an honor to work with Toyota to oversee AMTC’s day-to-day operations,” said Gavin Campbell, president of Intertek Transportation Technologies. “The automotive industry is currently going through revolutionary change, and we look forward to assisting all OEMs and tier suppliers who are at the forefront of this automotive development by using our expertise in site management and test operations to assist to bring their products to market. with precision, rhythm and passion.

Part of the AMTC will include an area of ​​land where tenants can build their own office and garage space as part of the use of their facilities. Toyota is also building its own new equipment, including expanded off-road test facilities and a road noise assessment course, to provide new world-class facilities for AMTC.

Toyota also maintains its long-term commitment to supporting the surrounding community, including supporting the Nadaburg # 81 Unified School District in Wittman. Toyota will make another donation to help develop STEM education programs. Toyota also donates to St. Mary’s Food Bank in Phoenix to fight against food insecurity.

TAPG’s Arizona Mobility Test Center is located in the Sonoran Desert near Wittman, Arizona, a town about 60 miles northwest of Phoenix. The facility covers approximately 11,650 acres and has 77 miles of test surfaces with 25 miles of paved roads, 52 miles of dirt tracks and a high speed oval. TAPG was established in 1993 and has tested nearly 50 Toyota and Lexus brand vehicles for the North American market during this time.