The Immendingen facility has a total area of 520 hectares, and features high-speed tracks, winding roads, a 4x4 module and much more. There are more than 30 test tracks that simulate a wide range of the road conditions that vehicles are subjected to in everyday driving.
A convoy of EQS vehicles, jam-packed with sensors and measuring technology, is humming softly as it makes its laps. In another part of the grounds, top-secret prototypes are drifting across wet asphalt surfaces. It’s actually just a typical day at the Immendingen Testing and Technology Centre — except for the nonstop baaing and bleating in the background. Here, in the green heartland of the grounds, a flock of sheep is peacefully grazing under the watchful eye of Alexander Zonta. That’s right — he’s the shepherd of Immendingen. He doesn’t carry a traditional shepherd’s crook, but he knows each one of his sheep by name.