Transportation Research Center Inc. (TRC) announces all-new Smart Mobility Advanced Research and Test Center with $45 million new infrastructure expansion to test connected and driverless vehicles for the future mobility of people and goods

Ohio Governor John R. Kasich announced that the State of Ohio and the Ohio State University are funding the $45 million Phase 1 expansion of the Transportation Research Center’s (TRC) all-new 540-acre SMART (Smart Mobility Advanced Research and Test) Center – a state-of-the-art hub for automated and autonomous testing, to be built within the 4,500 acres of the nation’s largest independent automotive proving grounds.

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TRC at the North American International Auto Show’s AutoMobili-D

Representatives from the Transportation Research Center (TRC) and PMG Technologies will host a symposium entitled, The Regulatory and Market Requirements Maze: What Manufacturers need to know to get to market faster in North America on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 2 p.m. on the Atrium stage, and Thursday, Jan. 12 at 1 p.m. on the Planet M stage, as part of the AutoMobili-D exhibit at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

There will be a panel discussion about the complex regulations and market requirements relative to autonomous vehicles and technology OEMs need to follow to sell in the U.S. and Canada.

On the discussion panel: Mark-Tami Hotta, President and Chief Executive Officer, TRC Inc.; Jeff Sankey, Global Business Development Director, TRC Inc.; John Huang, Executive Director, Suzhou Starlit Technologies Co. Ltd.; Franck Bonny, General Manager, PMG Technologies Inc.; Claude Sauvageau, Director, Testing and Capital Projects, PMG Technologies Inc. and Carla Bailo, Assistant Vice President – Mobility Research and Business Development, The Ohio State University.