TRC Inc. Sponsoring EcoCAR 2 Year Three Emissions Testing Event

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The Transportation Research Center Inc. (TRC Inc.) has recently become a competition-level sponsor for the EcoCAR 2 Year Three emissions testing event, where TRC Inc. will be providing the facilities, resources and testing expertise. EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future is a three-year collegiate engineering competition and the only program of its kind. The competition’s mission is a vital one: offer an unparalleled hands-on, real-world experience to educate the next generation of automotive engineers. The competition challenges 15 universities across North America to reduce the environmental impact of a Chevrolet Malibu without compromising performance, safety and consumer acceptability.
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Schroer Receives Royal Award

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Roger Schroer, performance driver at Transportation Research Center Inc. (TRC Inc.), recently traveled with The Ohio State University’s (OSU) Buckeye Bullet team to the Bonneville Salt Flats for Speedweek, in hopes to break last year’s electric vehicle speed record. The Bullet, named BB3, was to be driven by Roger, who is the driver for the Bullet each year.
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25th Anniversary of TRC Inc.

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January 25, 2013 marked Transportation Research Center Inc.’s (TRC Inc.) 25th Anniversary. TRC Inc. was created by The Ohio State University, who had been managing what was then called Transportation Research Center of Ohio, since 1979. The creation of TRC Inc. coincided with the sale of the facility by the state and allowed TRC Inc. to continue to operate as a multi-user facility. A full history and timeline with facility construction can be reviewed on our facebook page.
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7.5-Mile Test Track Repaving Project

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Celebrated upon dedication as the world’s largest transportation research center, with over 200 million miles of durability testing and a recorded top speed of 254 mph, this iconic facility recently underwent a complete resurfacing.

The track officially opened for testing in 1974, and it has never been completely closed for a full resurfacing in its 38 years. Motorcycles, passenger cars, buses, trucks, and much more have been continually tested on the 7.5-Mile Test Track for a variety of research and test programs. The track is frequently used for mileage accumulation, long-term durability studies, brake burnishes, fuel economy programs, and much more.
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