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.

Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3

Ohio State’s electric streamliner Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3 achieves new international land speed record

Despite difficult track conditions for a third year in a row, Ohio State’s Venturi Buckeye Bullet team has successfully chased down yet another international record for electric land speed vehicles at Bonneville Salt Flats in Wendover, Utah.

On Friday, August 21, 2015, professional driver Roger Schroer guided the Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3 (VBB-3) to an average two-way speed of 240.320 miles per hour (386.757 kilometers per hour). The new record set by the VBB-3 is pending certification by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), the worldwide motorsports governing body, in Category A Group VIII Class 8. This is the second year the team has competed in this new competition category, which during similarly weather-challenged tests last year set a record in the same category at 212.615 mph (342.171 kph). The ultimate world record for electric vehicles, set by the Ohio State-Venturi team in 2010, is 307.6 mph (495 kph) in FIA’s Category A Group VIII Class 4.

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