The Proving Ground Conference

Automotive Proving Grounds are facing new challenges e.g., with an increasing number of autonomous vehicles under test, or vehicles which are tested automatically. As safety remains top priority for everyone involved in testing, changes result in many fields such as test protocols, design, operations, and connectivity.

The Proving Ground Conference aims to serve the community as a venue for exchange and discussions. We invite everyone interested to meet (again) in person, share knowledge and experience, and connect with experts alike.

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Save the Date

We would like to build on the success of the first Proving Ground Conference and are happy to share the date for the 2023 conference. Mark 19 + 20 September 2023 in your calendar.

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Impressions 2022

Day 1 - Demonstration Day

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Day 2 - Conference Day

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Program 2023

On 19 September 2023, a field trip to Aldenhoven Testing Center offers the chance to see the proving ground live and witness demonstrations regarding testing tools, proving ground management and connectivity. The day will be closed with a joint dinner to intensify discussions and relations.

The actual conference will take place on 20 September 2023 at CT² - Center for Teaching & Training, one of the university top conference centers.

Program details such as speakers and exhibitors will be updated here as they confirm participation.

Demonstration Day


Sep 2023

14:00 Transfer from Aachen
14:30 Snacks & drinks served
15:00 Welcome and intro to Aldenhoven Testing Center
15:15 Start of demonstrations
17:00 End of demonstrations
17:15 Transfer to Aachen
19:00 Joint dinner in Aachen

Conference Day


Sep 2023

09:00 Exhibition Open, Coffee Served
09:30 Welcome
Session 1: Safety of proving grounds
Session 2: Testing of automated and autonomous vehicles
Session 3: Connectivity and 5G test cases
Session 4: Tires and testing
Session 5: (Green) proving ground operations
15:30 Final Discussion (Podium)
16:00 End of conference

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[Logo: Aldenhoven Testing Center]

RWTH Aachen University is one of Europe’s top technical universities, located right at the border to The Netherlands and Belgium. Aldenhoven Testing Center, an R&D-focused proving ground is operated by the university in close vicinity.

[Image: Aldenhoven Testing Center]
Aldenhoven Testing Center
[Image: CT²]
CT² - Center for Teaching & Training (sop architekten, Foto: B+E Fotografie)

Exhibitors 2023



mm-lab GmbH

[Logo: mm-lab GmbH]

Sponsors 2022

Check Who Makes This Event Possible!

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The Proving Ground Conference is an initiative of Aldenhoven Testing Center, RWTH Aachen University, and mm-lab GmbH. We anticipate a need for regular and neutral forum for the community of proving ground users, operators, and suppliers and hope to serve this need.

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