On the 620-acre site, NCCAR is home to a two mile bi-directional road course, a two acre vehicle dynamics area, a seven acre dirt facility and 3 mile dirt trails for trucks or side by sides, and 6 plus miles of ATV and dirt bike trails.
On July 5th, eight members of our lab (Humans and Autonomy Lab; HAL) had a tour at North Carolina Center for Automotive Research (NCCAR). NCCAR is an independent, non-profit center that provides high quality facility and race track for automotive product development, research, and training. Sam True, Operations Manager, patiently gave us an informative introduction of the history, layout, and facilitates of the center, and we experienced the race car for the first time in our lives, at a speed of 60+miles per hour when turning. It was such a privilege to go on this tour and meet Sam.
Lixiao Huang, a human factors scientist who is enthusiastic about human-robot interaction research.