LINK is excited to announce that we will soon begin testing for the LINK Police Declaration of Conformity Brake Testing Program. This program, initiated by LINK in 2012, qualifies vehicle brake pads and rotors using laboratory testing through an AMECA registrar. These results can be used before test track evaluations, in which police teams use the actual vehicle on a Proving Ground.
This program has been growing in recent years thanks to the Michigan State Police (MSP) Performance Driving Team and the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department (LASD) Fleet Management Team. In 2016, MSP performed vehicle performance tests at Grattan Raceway in Belding, Michigan. LINK used the data acquired from the tests to create a laboratory dynamometer test based on the track at Grattan Raceway. LASD also contributed to the program in 2017, by collecting vehicle data at the Auto Club Speedway of California in Fontana. LINK used these results to create a dynamometer test to simulate the Fontana Track.
Pre-screening requirements involve comparing dynamometer test results to the original equipment performance criteria to qualify to proceed with vehicle testing. Dynamometer pre-screening is due by May 1, 2018 for MSP, and by August 1, 2018 for LASD. Vehicle testing will be held a couple months later, in July for MSP and November for LASD.