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The photo shows the Turntable Road-Marking Test System

Testing Plants and Measuring Stations

Light Hall
For technical testing and inspection of lighting systems BASt uses its 70-meter-long and 12-meter-high, completely dark light hall.
Turntable Road-Marking Test System
For time-saving examinations of road markings under the same boundary conditions BASt uses the RPA. The test duration depends on the subsequent intended use for the relevant road marking system. Thus, road marking systems for brief, temporary use are subject to only 100,000 wheel roll-over cycles and marking systems for long-term use are subject to up to 4 million wheel roll-over cycles. On average, approximately 150 different marking systems can be tested in one year.
Vehicle Engineering Test Facility - Driving Dynamics Test Area
The Vehicle Engineering Test Facility (FTVA) of BASt includes an outside proving ground that is used for testing of vehicle safety, tyre/pavement issues and the safety of road equipment components. 
Air pollutant measuring stations on roads
Due to the harm posed by air pollution over roads to the environment and residents, relevant European guidelines were converted into national legislation specifying limiting, target and threshold values for selected air pollutants to ensure the protection of human health and the environment. To measure the pollutants the Federal Highway Research Institute BASt currently maintains three sections on heavily travelled motorways.
Vehicle-Pavement Interaction Facility
To examine noise generated by interaction between tyres and pavement texture under laboratory conditions and high speed and durability testing of tyres and rolling resistance measurements of tyres the vehicle-pavement interaction facility was established at the Federal Highway Research Institute.
Lab for Acoustic Scale Model Technology
To reduce costs, traffic obstructions and lengthy examinations BASt uses this lab for investigations and measurements using models of the traffic structures and the residential structures surrounding them which are as little as a twentieth of the original size.

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