Potholes are an increasing problem for drivers who are forced to pay for costly repairs. Damage is so bad that recovery services report a huge rise in pothole-related call-outsFord test centre in Belgium replicates effects of world’s worst potholes and other extreme surfaces. Lommel Proving Ground incorporates test tracks covering 80 km, more than 100 extreme surfaces replicated from 25 countries, including 1.9 km of potholesHazards including potholes, granite blocks from Belgium, and French cobbles help Ford to test and develop innovations that make cars stronger. Ford vehicles in Europe now benefit from Continuous Control Damping with Pothole Mitigation technology