R & D

Research & Development

Our comprehensive R&D activities cover materials development, product design, testing and evaluation.

Our Research and Development Integrated Centre (RADIC) at the Hiratsuka Factory is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including supercomputers and centrifugal separator.

At our extensive testing facilities at D-PARC (Daigo Proving Ground and Research Centre) and T*MARY (Takasu Motoring and Researching Yard) we simulate all types of road surface. D-PARC's oval track features 41-degree banking, Japan's largest skid pad, and 20 types of road surface.

At T*MARY, a test course for snow tyres, we evaluate the driving, braking, and cornering capabilities of studless tyres under a variety of conditions.