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image: SwRI provides fleet testing services for a variety of light-duty and heavy-duty vehicles.

SwRI provides fleet testing services for a variety of light-duty and heavy-duty vehicles.

Fleet testing is often the final important phase of vehicle research that provides proof of performance and comparative data under actual operational conditions. Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) offers experienced staff, comprehensive services, and state-of-the-art fleet test facilities in all segments of the automotive industry.

Testing can be conducted on:

  • A nine-mile high-speed test track
  • Public roads
  • One of SwRI's 24 state-of-the-art mileage accumulation dynamometers

Bumper-to-Bumper Fleet Testing Capabilities

  • Air conditioning systems
  • Automatic transmission fluids
  • Axle lubricants
  • Coolants
  • Crankcase oils
  • Engines
  • Fuels
  • Tires
  • Vehicle durability

Fleet & Field Evaluation Services

  • Fleet tests of cars, trucks, or buses
    • Commercial
    • Private
    • Captive
    • Dedicated
  • Public road, test tracks, and mileage accumulation dynamometers (MADs)
  • Driveability
  • Performance
  • Durability
  • Fuel economy
  • Tire testing
  • Tractor field tests
  • Environmental chambers
  • Statistical analysis
  • Fleet facilities

SwRI also offers fleet evaluation services from our joint venture company SwARC located in Tianjin, China.

Related Terminology

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Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a multidisciplinary, independent, nonprofit, applied engineering and physical sciences research and development organization with 9 technical divisions.