The road tests specified in this document are recommended for use whenever possible particularly to establish vehicle performance specifications. The dynamometer procedures are included primarily to facilitate development testing.
Section 3 provides definitions of terminology used in this document. Section 4 specifies test conditions and instrumentation which are to be used for all the tests specified in this document while Section 5 identifies the data which are to be recorded for all tests. The specific tests covered by this document are:
a. Acceleration Characteristics on a Level Road (Section 6) b. Gradeability Limit (Section 7) c. Gradeability at Speed (Section 8) d. Deceleration (Section 9) e. Coastdown Testing (Section 10)