We are a centre of excellence for vehicle engineering design, test and development.
Our experienced engineers have significant experience of working with automotive customers from all over the world on a wide range of programmes and projects including:
Our knowledge base covers passenger cars through to heavy commercial vehicles and takes into account the requirements of differing vehicle usage profiles and manufacturing capabilities, enabling us to work closely with customers to optimise the design and manufacturing cost.
We can run projects in the space from styling and concept right through to development and delivery to production and beyond as well as bespoke consultancy and engineering problem solving projects.
We also have the unique advantage of having the engineering expertise, the CAE tools and the physical test and validation facilities in one location offering a complete solution to our customer’s requirements. Backed by our research programmes our engineers remain at the forefront of up and coming technologies that lead to new services and techniques development that are applied on customer programmes to save time, money or to support technology transfer.
The engineering design team at MIRA has over 20 years design experience in BIW, trim and chassis for both cars and commercial vehicles. This core design capability was expanded in 2006 when a formal partnership was established with Torino Design.
MIRA's design and development team has many years of experience in delivering complex, but pragmatic solutions to our customer's vehicle engineering requirements.
MIRA is a centre of excellence for vehicle engineering, test and development. Our dedicated staff and our unique combination of facilities allow us to offer a broad yet specialised vehicle engineering service, like no other independent test and engineering company can.
The MIRA Programme Management Process (PMP) has evolved from historical MIRA business and market experiences, and commonly used product development systems in the automotive industry. It is supported by a series of controlled processes that encompass change and configuration control, safety, risk and issues management, cost management, design and quality assurance, earned value management, and supply chain management.
Alongside MIRA’s dynamic and durability test facilities our Body Structures Laboratory conducts testing for all aspects of safety and development for vehicle seating.
MIRA's noise vibration and harshness (NVH) department has always been leading the way in solving our customers problems. The latest innovation to help us do this is a Brüel & Kjær NVH vehicle noise simulator which allows you to drive a virtual vehicle in a realistic environment.
MIRA's combined environment facilities enable tests combining cyclic temperature, humidity, solar loading and shock/vibration to be run according to a customer’s exact requirements.
Over 50 years of involvement in crash testing and research has enabled MIRA to become a centre of excellence in safety development.
Working with customers from all around the world we are able to deliver all types of crash testing and supporting services to meet and certify to Euro NCAP, European, U.S and other worldwide safety standards.
The Components test lab is equipped with a vast range of test equipment to assess the performance of your product. Our aim is to provide rigorous assessment, of the fitness for purpose of the product, over its intended lifetime.
MIRA Component and sub-system testing facilities are accredited for all major vehicle manufacturers test schedules through the automotive EMC laboratory recognition program (AEMCLERP) as well as all the automotive directives.
MIRA EMC Engineering is an accredited facility to a ISO17025 standard via UKAS. Our vehicle test facilities are approved for all major vehicle manufacturers test schedules through the Automotive EMC Laboratory Recognition Program (AEMCLERP) as well as being an NPIA approved test facility.
MIRA’s Engine Noise Test Cell (ENTC) allows an engine to be run in a semi-anechoic environment under the same conditions (speed, load, temperatures) as it would experience in a vehicle. This enables noise and vibration measurements to be carried out on and around the engine that would not be possible in the vehicle due to space in a typical engine-bay.
MIRA’s external crash site is 30,000m2 in size with scope for extensive civil engineering installations. The crash site gives MIRA the ability to test high energy impacts or tests that cannot be carried out within an enclosed crash laboratory environment
The HyGe sled facility is a key part of MIRA’s safety offering. It provides safety related testing services to numerous worldwide customers across an ever increasing range of sectors.
The Kinematics and Compliance (K&C) Facility at MIRA is now well established as the only twin axle SPMM (Suspension Parameter Measuring Machine) in the UK and is still the benchmark design for such rigs. More than 1200 vehicles have been tested in over 15 years, ranging from F1 cars to minibuses.
MIRA’s pedestrian test capability has been continuously developed over 15 years to give a high-quality service and rapid turnaround. With experienced staff, a fully climate controlled laboratory, dedicated instrumentation and high-speed video equipment, it provides a complete service.
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 cluster, MIRA offers every kind of global driving challenge from one location in complete safety and security.
The Vehicle Semi Anechoic Chassis Dynamometer (VSACD) is used for interior and exterior noise testing. The semi anechoic property of the facility replicates a free field environment allowing testing to be conducted in a controlled and repeatable environment, eliminating the influence of ambient weather conditions.
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