Transportation Research Center is an independent automotive proving ground providing R&D and compliance and certification testing services for all stages of the vehicle life cycle, from production to service and aftermarket, to the commercial automotive industry including manufacturers, government, and industry organizations. Test services include vehicle barrier crashes; component impact simulation; emissions, fuels, additives, and lubricants; durability and dynamics; fuel-economy devices; performance of highway barriers and materials; as well as testing of aircraft components. Customers may perform their own testing or have TRC provide turnkey testing and staffing. The facility provides the controlled environment needed, and its staff is experienced in conducting tests to worldwide standards. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and provides not only a controlled environment but also professional personnel, test equipment and instrumentation, fabrication, and photography.