The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is planning a $30 million expansion at its Ruckersville campus.
Chief administrative officer Joe Nolan tells The Daily Progress that the project includes a new, larger outdoor test track and a new indoor test track.
The institute is the home of the “crash-test dummy.”
“This expansion will allow insurers to continue to play a lead role in improving highway safety,” says Adrian Lund, IIHS president. “The facility will allow us to evaluate vehicle-based crash avoidance systems so we can encourage adoption of the most effective ones, just as our crash test program has encouraged state-of-the-art crashworthiness design.”
The expansion is expected to create 10 jobs. Also, about 30 people from the institute’s Northern Virginia headquarters are expected to relocate to Ruckersville.
The above picture is a conceptual rendering of a new 5-acre covered outdoor track that will be used for crash avoidance testing. The new testing track will be part of the Institute’s $30 million expansion.