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By TT News| Feb 02, 2021

JK Tyre and NATRAX Collaborate to Develop Wet Grip Test Track

JK Tyre & Industries signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Automotive Test Tracks (NATRAX) to develop and polish the wet grip test track at NATRAX Pithampur, Madhya Pradesh.

JK Tyres will use the new track to test the tyre's safety aspect during wet conditions as per ECE R117 regulation including Wet Braking, Peak Brake Force Coefficient (PBFC), and more. Upon completion, JK Tyre will test its future range of revolutionary products at this facility.

Commenting on the occasion, VK Misra, Technical Director, JK Tyre and Industries said, "We are honoured to be part of the government's flagship project towards building competencies in the automotive sector that are at par with the global standards. We have been working towards driving innovation and tech-excellence in the Indian tyre industry. With our experience and expertise, we are rightly placed to lead this project with NATRAX."

NATRAX is a state-of-the-art automotive testing and certification centre under NATRIP, a flagship project of the Ministry of Heavy Industries, Government of India. JK Tyre uses state-owned testing centres under NATRIP (National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project) across India to perform both subjective and objective vehicle level tests. The company is continuously upgrading its test facilities, including modernization of existing equipment and adding new equipment to meet OEMs' emerging needs and regulatory requirements (national & international).

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