TRC California is located in Atwater, California, on a 225-acre portion of the former Castle Air Force Base. Just a 2-hour drive from Silicon Valley, the San Francisco Bay Region and other west coast technology centers, TRC California provides mobility innovators with convenient access to the first-rate testing facilities and expertise they need to validate advanced systems and technologies.
TRC California offers a 2.2-mile oval track, city course and two multipurpose vehicle dynamics test areas that can replicate a wide variety of real-world highway, rural and urban scenarios. The facility can accommodate all types of mobility systems, including conventional and automated cars, trucks and buses. Traffic signals, V2X, Wi-Fi, roadside furniture and test targets are presently available to support client’s testing needs and TRC Inc. will continue to expand capabilities to give clients access to state-of-the-art testing technologies.
TRC California’s capabilities will continue to evolve in the near future as TRC Inc. completes development of the advanced testing facilities, especially those geared toward research on autonomous and connected vehicles. These enhancements will include additional roadway complexes to present a range of real-world driving patterns, road surfaces, intersections and access ramps – all designed for testing new autonomous and connected mobility systems, including advanced driver-assistance systems, in a safe, secure and repeatable real-world environment. All services, including testing infrastructure and a broad range of TRC technical support, can be fully customized to meet the client’s specific needs and testing scenarios. Offerings such as free-flowing speeds, stop-and-go traffic, construction zones, disabled vehicles, and pedestrian targets are available. Clients can conduct testing with their own personnel or call on the skills of experienced TRC Inc. engineers, mechanics and test drivers as needed. And just like at TRC Ohio, all services are provided with the strictest respect for each client’s security, confidentially and proprietary interests.
Welcome to TRC California! Watch the video below for a quick overview of our facilities as they are today and watch for future news as we continue to expand our team and capabilities on the west coast.