Honda Motor Co., Ltd. conducted public-road testing of its new traffic congestion minimization technology in Indonesia and verified the effectiveness of the technology in delaying the development of congestion, and improving fuel efficiency by more than 20 percent. The public-road testing in Indonesia was conducted from September 2012 through February 2013 on a toll road between Ulujami and Pondok Ranji (in Jakarta) which is operated by PT. Jalantol Lingkarluar Jakarta*.
Yamaha Factory Racing will complete their testing activities today at the Circuit of Americas track in Texas. Originally planned for a three-day test, riders Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi managed to provide all the data required over the first two days so will not continue tomorrow. Both Lorenzo and Rossi used the two days to work with their crews on set up to find the optimum performance from their YZR-M1s’ for the long and technical track. The two made big improvements from the first morning, shaving several seconds off their first times but were still looking for more grip at full lean.
So, first week of testing over. No alarms, no surprises, trucks heading back to northern Spain and thence onwards to Milton Keynes, 372 laps of Jerez in the bank, 198 for Seb, 174 for Mark, or 1647 testing kilometres if you’re that way inclined. Just about as solid a first week as you could hope for.
The important role testing plays in going racing to win is difficult to underestimate, especially in a closely matched championship such as SBK, where six major manufacturers are vying to beat each other every time out.
For 30 kg sacks of rice, measurement takes as little as 10 seconds per sack. No specialized knowledge is needed, and testing can be done while the food is still in cardboard boxes or bags.