Mobility Solutions for Worldwide Ground Vehicle Systems


New methods. New areas of knowledge. New activity. This is the definition of ‘pioneer,’ and we epitomize it. Routine testing? We have you covered. But what gets our engines going is real R&D — accelerated durability testing, environmental testing, blast testing, testing for amphibious vehicles. Our capabilities are vast, our willingness is unwavering.


Engineering and grey area — sounds like an unlikely pair. But at NATC, the grey area is where we thrive. Our customers come to us with myriad problems (vague to specific, quick-to-solve to crazy challenging) — problems that can only be solved by a curious mind. And we take it from there, making it our job to not only find an answer, but define the question to begin with. From systemic to specific, we relish in the unknown.


The pioneers. The explorers. The question askers. Our kind knows there’s no such thing as a direct path to discovery. Comprehensive services, assets, facilities, and support mean nothing goes uncovered. And in our business, oversights aren’t an option. We take responsibility for delivering useful solutions that are timely and cost effective. Questioning standards instead of seeing them as a blocker — that’s comprehensive.


While we like to take credit where credit is due, we also know that collaboration is key to our success. We don’t subscribe to a traditional “client/vendor” relationship. Our most successful outcomes happen when we work in concert together. Collaboration is the only way we stay on the cutting edge. And once we’re at that edge, we have no qualms about sharing our solutions with the world.

Unique (No, really.)

We’re not frivolous when we say we’re unique — there is no one else like us. What we offer is comprehensive and cutting edge, and where we offer it adds to our individuality. 85% of every type of the world’s terrain is within a 150-mile radius of NATC in Lyon County, Nevada. Paired with our dedicated winter test facility near West Yellowstone, our locations offer projects the best grounds for evaluation. Very few outfits do engineering, fabrication, and testing — and none do it in places like ours.


Testing Solutions

Human Factors

NATC performs Human Factors Engineering (HFE) evaluations for the 5th percentile female through the 95th percentile male, on vehicle platforms varying from passenger cars to 40-ton tracked vehicles.

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Fuel Economy / Fuel Consumption

NATC has on-site capability to evaluate fuel consumption for on- and off-road vehicles using gasoline, diesel, or military fuels, over the full duty cycle of the vehicle. We can provide a user-representative drive cycle, as well as work with the customer to develop the drive cycle based on a prescribed duty cycle, to create a test route to emulate the drive cycle/speed profile.

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Winter Testing

NATC offers comprehensive winter testing solutions, along with complete facility and security support to meet individual customer needs. The winter test facility offers optimal winter test conditions from December through March each year.

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Custom Solutions

Duty Cycle

A duty cycle is the reference that sets the requirements for vehicle systems and subsystems.  NATC understands that duty cycles of systems and components are critical to our customers’ success in the marketplace.

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Headquarters and Main Proving Ground
Nevada Automotive Test Center
P.O. Box 234
Carson City, NV 89702
(775) 629-2000

Michigan Support
Detroit, MI