AKRON—A provider of testing, consulting, information and compliance services has seen its newest evaluation option validated in Michigan for professional drivers.
Smithers recently received SAE J3300 certification for its winter test center in Brimley, Mich., which boasts more than 800 acres of snow, ice and dry pavement for testing drivers' skills in winter driving, trailer towing and automated driving.
"With a wide variety of test surfaces and a state-of-the-art event center on site, the Smithers Winter Test Center is an excellent location for drivers' training and certification events," said Sean Connolly, general manager of the center. "Our team is very proud to be a certified examination site for SAE J3300, and we look forward to the opportunity to support professional drivers and other groups looking for SAE J3300 training."
SAE J3300 is a regulatory benchmark for drivers to report their driving skill levels.
The proving ground draws drivers from OEMs and tier suppliers, who besides drivers, evaluate vehicle systems, tires and components in extremely cold temperatures and hazardous road conditions.