When Toyota built its new North American headquarters campus in Plano, you knew there were going to be a few cool features. So, once we heard about the Check Road – a track for testing vehicle quality – we had to “check” it out. (Puns are fun!)
The Check Road is a driving oval with a loop a little more than half a mile. It’s got different types of road – mostly asphalt, but also a rope road and Belgian block. On the straightaway, it’s got a 60-mile per hour speed limit, but on the specialty surfaces, drivers are limited to 15 miles per hour. Oh, and it also has a giant Skid Pad that’s, between you and me, perfect for doing donuts.
So, with several stages of awesome, we just had to grab a camera and experience on of the coolest parts of campus.
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By Dan Nied