Wet Handling Course Improvements

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Transportation Research Center Inc. (TRC Inc.) has taken advantage of the late arrival of winter, installing new “wet handling” asphalt on portions of its Winding Road Course (WRC).

TRC Inc. worked closely with its engineering and construction firms to develop a pavement mix design that would meet its friction* target. The mixture also needed to provide a durable testing surface which will hold up in Ohio’s climate for a long period of time.

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PACE 2016

PACE™ Awards judges and TRC Inc. team members are currently reviewing the 22nd annual Automotive News PACE™ Awards (Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contribution to Excellence) finalists, which were announced in October 2015.

TRC Inc. has sponsored the Automotive News PACE™ Awards since 2001, making 2016 its 15th year of honoring automotive suppliers who have embraced innovation or adapted and reinvented themselves to meet the demands of the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) customer.
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TRC Inc. Featured on TODAY

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Transportation Research Center Inc.’s Impact Laboratory Operations performed a frontal impact test on a school bus at 30 mph for an NBC investigation about why most school buses have no seat belts. On a Thursday morning, September 10, 2015, NBC’s film crew and national investigate correspondent Jeff Rossen visited Transportation Research Center (The Center) to lead the coverage. The school bus housed child dummies, which were not instrumented or wearing seat belts.
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Focus on Active Safety

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TRC Inc. continues to develop plans in conjunction with The Ohio State University to create new road-test facilities focused on the implementation of active safety technologies in passenger and commercial vehicles. As companies in the industry increase the capability of these various vehicle communication systems and environment sensing technology, TRC Inc. aims to provide a controlled environment for research, development, and evaluation of these active safety systems.
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Message from the President

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I would like to thank Jeff Sprague for his leadership as Interim President, the whole TRC team’s efforts during the transition period, and most significantly the support and loyalty from all our partners and customers.

It’s been approximately 90 days since joining TRC Inc., and I am delighted to be here. I have been impressed by the tremendous assets, tremendous support, and tremendous potential. Opportunities abound. I am looking forward to our journey together Driving Toward a Great Future.
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EcoCAR3

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As part of Transportation Research Center Inc. (TRC Inc.) sponsoring the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition (AVTC) series. Most commonly known as EcoCAR 3. Milt Dunlop Sr. VP and Jeffrey Sprague COO traveled to Seattle Washington to Judge the year one competition and participate in their trade show and Job Fair.
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Injury Bio Mechanics

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Registration is now open for the 11th Annual Injury Biomechanics Symposium hosted by The Ohio State University (Ohio State) in conjunction with TRC Inc. The annual symposium is intended to stimulate and reward strong injury biomechanics research among students and recent graduates and will be held on the campus of Ohio State from May 17-19, 2015. The symposium will kick off Sunday with bowling at Sawmill Lanes, followed by a welcome reception held at The Varsity Club on Ohio State’s campus. On Monday, the symposium will move to The Blackwell Hotel for the research presentations and posters. This year’s banquet will be held at the Faculty Club on Ohio State’s historic ellipse. The symposium will close on Tuesday with additional presentations and posters, and the annual Dr. Margaret A. Hines Awards. Additionally, an Anatomy Short Course will be offered for the third year in a row along with a new offering of an Injury Biomechanics Short Course.
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