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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Buckeye Bullet 2.5 Breaks Another World Record

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Students from the Ohio State University’s Center for Auto Research (CAR) witnessed their electric-powered vehicle, the Buckeye Bullet 2.5, make history on August 24, 2010. TRC Inc.’s Roger Schroer drove the Buckeye Bullet 2.5, which averaged 307.7 miles per hour in back-to-back runs on Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats. The Buckeye Bullet 2.5 defeated the previous international land speed world record of 245.5 mph, which was set in 1999.
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TRC Inc. Hosts SAE Dayton Section

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Who can’t benefit from a little driver training? TRC Inc. hosted 40 members of the Dayton, OH chapter of SAE on May 27, 2010, with several hours of driver training courses. The exciting event was built around some of the performance driver training classes that TRC Inc. has developed and used in our high performance driving classes for our customers’ engineering staff.
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