High-tech laboratory Hockenheimring

Testing under the harshest conditions

Arnold NextG is part of a renowned group of medium-sized companies from southern Germany that, as shareholders of Hockenheimring GmbH, will transform the Motodrom into a leading center for innovative mobility solutions and new vehicle concepts in the coming years. In this context, the group will invest around 250 million euros over a decade. Among other things, a driving safety and innovation center is planned.

Hockenheim - Core element of the innovation hub

The Hockenheimring will serve Arnold NextG as a testing ground for pioneering by-wire solutions, branded under the registered name Safety-by-Wire®. The historic racetrack in Baden provides the perfect setting to explore and test technologies like autonomous and teleoperated driving and related driving functions under the harshest conditions.

Thus, the Hockenheimring is a centrepiece of Arnold NextG’s research and testing efforts, alongside the newly established New Mobility Campus on the Swabian Alb, which also functions as a real-world lab. The company's innovation hub also includes the Next Mobility Campus at the headquarters in Pfronstetten-Aichelau, primarily used as an international training and education center for new mobility solutions and accessible mobility.

Motorsport as a test laboratory

Arnold NextG leverages its expertise in motorsport by operating its own racing team for development purposes, offering the opportunity to test technologies under extreme conditions. "We can simulate many aspects of research and development using modern simulation tools, but new technologies can only be consistently tested under real-world conditions. This is why we are investing in our innovation hub, which will soon comprise three locations. Hockenheim will play a central role in this," explains CEO Kevin Arnold.

Lars Soutschka
General Director