HORIBA MIRA’s proving ground is one the largest, most comprehensively specified and truly independent automotive proving grounds in the world. Located in the Midlands, at the heart of the UK automotive industry, HORIBA MIRA offers all kinds of worldwide driving surfaces at one location to test your vehicles in complete safety and security.
The HORIBA MIRA Proving Ground Newsletter will provide you with easy access to the latest operational information, news and exciting new services available at our proving ground.
MIRA represents a unique opportunity for the key stakeholders in the automotive arena to engage with each other and drive the news agenda by revealing the latest vehicle technology, showcasing technology demonstrators, test-driving forecourt ready models, building awareness and entertaining all at one location.
Safety remains our top priority and specialist driver training is the foundation stone of a safe working environment. That’s why MIRA is the firmly established as the apex training establishment providing expert driver training to the global motor industry and the emergency services. Only MIRA provides expert driver training by professionally qualified subject-matter experts, in a range of specially adapted vehicles, using a range of high & low friction surfaces. There’s only one reason why the world’s leading engineers and test drivers use MIRA for training - because it’s the best training there is. Don’t cut corners with safety.
The expanding MIRA Technology Park (MTP) provides a wide range of modern workshop and office facilities with immediate access to the circuits for the efficient execution of customer test programmes.
Only from the air can you appreciate the sheer scale of MIRA’s 760 acre proving ground and the number of specialist test tracks available for testing vehicles. To drive around every leg of each of the 24 circuits you travel over 95km, which is why MIRA is widely regarded as the benchmark vehicle development facility worldwide.
Driver training at MIRA is special because of our deep understanding of vehicle dynamics founded on fundamental design principles and systems knowledge. That’s why MIRA is firmly established as the leading training establishment providing expert driver training to the global motor industry and the emergency services.
MIRA represents a unique opportunity for the key stakeholders in the automotive arena to engage with each other and drive the news agenda by revealing the latest vehicle technology, showcasing technology demonstrators, test-driving forecourt ready models, building awareness and entertaining all in one hit.
The surface corrugations are ideal for testing suspensions, damping, mountings, and components.
The cross country circuit is ideal for testing all off-road vehicle types.
The handling and stability circuit is particularly appropriate for tyre and chassis development, and pushing vehicles to their handling limit.
The high speed circuit is ideal for conducting durability, emissions, braking and NVH testing.
The inner durability circuit is ideal for durability testing, brake testing, and tyre development.
The noise measurement surface is ideal for conducting noise drive by legislative testing.
The noise generating surfaces are ideal for NVH development and testing.
The pave surface is ideal for chassis, suspension, mountings and components durability testing and development.
The proving ground also has a comprehensive range of worldwide road features to test your vehicle.
The resonance road is ideal for conducting accelerated structural durability testing.
The ride and handling circuit is ideal for durability and chassis development.
The straight-line wet grip surfaces are ideal for developing tyres, braking systems (ABS) and traction control (ASR).
The test hills are ideal for conducting handbrake and clutch abuse tests.
The twin horizontal straights are ideal for performance and coast down work. While the stone road is suitable for underbody protection.
The corrosion chamber, salt splash and mud trough allow for full vehicle accelerated corrosion testing.
The wading troughs allow for full vehicle water ingress testing, and the evaluation of brakes, components and electrical systems under extreme wet conditions.
The wet handling and cornering facility is ideal for developing, tyres, braking systems (ABS) and traction control (ASR).
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