Moving Ahead

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The staff at TRC attended the Moving Ahead 2010: Sustainable Transportation Solutions for the 21st Century Conference, from May 2 through May 4, at the new Ohio Union. The conference focused on developing systems, technologies, policies, and practices that will serve our transportation needs into the distant future. Sustainable transportation for the 21st century does not mean transportation that works for the next five, or 10, or even 50 years. Sustainable transportation systems must provide the services we seek and be resilient, adaptable, economically viable and environmentally acceptable, which is why the conference focused on the transportation industry in the year 2099.
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16th Annual PACE Awards

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TRC Inc. staff attended the 16th Annual Automotive News PACE™ (Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contributions to Excellence) Awards, on April 12, 2010 during the SAE International Exposition in Detroit, Michigan. TRC Inc. is a proud sponsor of the PACE™ Awards, which honors automotive suppliers who have embraced innovation or adapted and reinvented themselves to meet the demands of the original equipment manufacturers. This prestigious award sets the standard for innovation and excellence and is recognized around the world.
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SAE Mini Baja

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The 2009 SAE Baja Fall Invitational was held by the Dayton, Ohio Section and Transportation Research Center Inc. (TRC Inc.) on October 3, 2009. The event was held on the Center’s All-Terrain Vehicle Course, complete with washboards, dirt, logs, hills, and mud pits, for the competition site.
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Buckeye Bullet 2 Breaks Another Record

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The Ohio State University’s College of Engineering undergraduate student team broke another world record at the Bonneville Salt Flats, this time with their hydrogen-powered vehicle, the Buckeye Bullet 2 (BB2), traveling over 300 mph. The Buckeye Bullet 1 currently holds both national and international land speed records at 315 mph and 272 mph respectively and was the first electric vehicle to break the 300 mph barrier. The BB2’s record more than doubled the previous hydrogen-powered vehicle record, making it the first hydrogen-powered vehicle over 300 mph (whether combustion or fuel cell powered).
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Expanding Our Customer Contacts

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One way that Transportation Research Center Inc. meets potential new customers is to have booths at industry trade shows and meetings. Such events are sponsored by industry organizations like SAE (formerly known at the Society of Automotive Engineers), the US Government, and industry publications. Whether they are named as conferences, congresses, symposiums, colloquiums or trade shows, these meetings provide engineers, regulators and researchers the opportunity to work together to discuss problems, share ideas and develop solutions to make transportation products safer and more reliable.
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