TRC Inc. Joins OmniAir Consortium
The Transportation Research Center Inc. (TRC) has joined the international OmniAir Consortium, a leading industry association promoting interoperability and certification of smart mobility technologies and connected vehicles.
“Collaboration is key to advancing the new technologies that are transforming the automotive industry today and our advanced mobility experts look forward to sharing their testing insights with consortium members,” said TRC President and CEO Brett Roubinek.
According to Roubinek, TRC engineers, test drivers and other technical specialists are skilled at conducting a full range of testing and research services, including autonomous and connected mobility tests. The facility’s test environments provide for customizable testing of advanced vehicles and systems in a closed, contained environment where innovators can evaluate the safety and performance of their designs under almost every condition.
In 2019, TRC opened its new complex to test and automated and connected vehicles. The 540-acre SMARTCenter provides transportation innovators unrivalled opportunities to test their advanced mobility technologies in a safe, secure and repeatable real-world environment on a roadway complex specially designed for testing automated and connected vehicle systems. The SMARTCenter’s high-speed straightaways and cityscape courses provide testing and evaluation on a variety of intersection types, roundabouts, access ramps and other navigational situations that are encountered in everyday driving, all before these vehicles and components are taken onto public roads and highways.
Since 1974, TRC has been an acknowledged leader in transportation research and innovation, providing a full range of engineering and automotive research expertise to the world’s leading OEMs, suppliers and systems innovators. TRC’s 4,500-acre campus in East Liberty, Ohio offers North America’s most advanced automotive testing facilities and providing grounds along with a comprehensive array of research and evaluation services. As a fully independent, 501c3 nonprofit organization, TRC provides these services with the strictest respect for each client’s security, confidentially and proprietary interests.