TRC Inc.'s Performance Driving School offers specialized training to help your staff develop the skills needed to safely enhance vehicle development. Through discussion and hands-on exercises, the team of professional drivers and experienced instructors present maneuvers and information designed to improve basic driving skills and performance driving techniques, with a focus on consistency and control during limit maneuvers. At the same time students gain an increased understanding of the basic underlying vehicle dynamics.
Training focus includes basic driving skills, evasive and defensive driving instruction, basic vehicle dynamics, high-performance driving techniques, vehicle evaluation skills, consistency, and control during limit maneuvers. Course instruction includes flexible, organized classroom sessions, Dynamic vehicle control, appropriate student-to-instructor ratio, safety-equipped training vehicles, and driver performance evaluation/completion certificates. Off-site training available. Off-site and custom training curriculums available.
Vehicle testing on the 1.5-mile (2.4 km) winding road course with wet and dry pavement capabilities provides input for vehicle handling. This course also contains two depth-controlled hydroplane test areas as well as a 203-foot (61.8m) radius wet vehicle dynamics handling area. Driver training and “ride and drives,” as well as driver distraction and collision avoidance studies, can be performed on this course.Learn More
The Vehicle Dynamics Area, which sits on a 50-acre (20-hectare) asphalt pad with an acceleration loop at each end, is a multipurpose facility for vehicle dynamic testing, durability testing, brake testing, performance testing, product demonstrations, and driver training. It also includes the Jennite Pad, where traction trailers are calibrated.Learn More
17 acre flat concrete pad completely enclosed with privacy barriers. The proximity of this facility to the Control Building makes it an ideal location for events and tests which require large support teams.Learn More