SAE All-Wheel Drive Symposium

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The SAE 2011 All-Wheel Drive Symposium was held October 4-6, 2011 in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. This event provided passenger car and light truck designers, engineers, and managers with the opportunity to learn from key automobile industry experts regarding the latest technologies and advances in current and future all-wheel drive systems, and their integration into passenger vehicles, as well as potential design approaches.
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Roads Scholars Visit TRC

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On August 31, 2011 The Ohio State University’s (OSU) Roads Scholars visited Transportation Research Center (the Center), as part of their annual two-day traveling seminar. This annual seminar is specially designed for new and newly tenured faculty, new administrators, and student leaders. It highlights partnerships in Ohio and it opens doors to new and innovative collaborations.
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2011 SAE World Congress

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The SAE World Congress 2011 took place on April 12-14, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. This year’s theme was “Charging Forward Together,” which highlights the importance of continuing the evolution of automotive propulsion technology and energy efficiency- as well as representing the continued recovery and progress in our industry. The host company for the event was General Motors and the Tier One Strategic Partner was LG Chem.
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PACE Awards 2011

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TRC Inc. staff attended the 17th Annual Automotive News PACE™ (Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contributions to Excellence) Awards on April 11, 2011 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 excellence and is recognized around the world.
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COSI Comes to TRC

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Jason Holmes, Project Engineer at TRC’s Emissions Laboratory, was recently interviewed on film in preparation for the opening of The Innovation Showcase at The Center of Science and Industry Museum (COSI) located in Columbus, Ohio. The Innovation Showcase is a 1,500 square foot exhibit that will be open from August 2011 through December 2012, presenting information about energy. A section of The Innovation Showcase focuses on careers in the energy field. COSI wants viewers to realize that the need for innovation in this sector of our economy creates the opportunity for many types of jobs and careers. The target audience is students in middle school and high school. It is COSI’s hope to get students interested in this field by showcasing a variety of education levels that represent varying interests.
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Audible Driver Instruction System

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TRC Inc. has acquired an Audible Driver Instruction System (ADIS), which is used in durability test vehicles to provide audible driving directions to our drivers testing on the Center’s roadways. Developed to enhance driver safety and test accuracy, the driver receives audio commands based on the vehicle’s Global Positioning System (GPS) location, instead of relying on the drivers’ ability to memorize the driving cycle.
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