HORIBA MIRA’s leading connected and automated vehicle test ecosystem ASSURED CAV has won the ‘Test Facility of the Year’ award at the Vehicle Dynamics International Awards 2022.
Readers of Vehicle Dynamics International were invited to nominate the products, teams and technologies from the past 12 months that they consider to be the most innovative, those shortlisted were put forward for evaluation by the publication’s jury of industry experts.
The ‘Test Facility of the Year’ award recognises the latest advances and investments at proving grounds and test tracks, as well as facilities offering the use of dynamics test equipment. Alastair Evanson, Head of Commercial for ASSURED CAV, said: “Our ambition with ASSURED CAV was to create a comprehensive ecosystem to support the design, development and validation of the next generation of vehicles, enabling HORIBA MIRA to continue delivering its world-class engineering solutions to the automotive industry. ASSURED CAV being recognised as ‘Test Facility of the Year’ by the Vehicle Dynamics International Awards 2022 is a great reward for the incredible efforts of everyone involved in its development and its ongoing running. The feedback we’ve received from customers further underlines what ASSURED CAV achieves, which is to help ensure the vehicles on our roads go beyond consumer expectations from a safety, ADAS and dynamics perspective.”
One of the expert judges, added: “Companies such as Porsche have said that they want to provide autonomous driving when it is needed, such as when you want to be dropped at a restaurant. [HORIBA MIRA’s solution] with its own multi-storey car park allows for fine-tuning of the autonomous driving experience.”
ASSURED CAV extends over an 850 acre / 350-hectare site at the HORIBA MIRA campus and provides the latest facilities to support mobility companies in the design, development and testing of self-driving technology. The new £100 million facility was four years in development and opened in March this year (2022). Located on a secure site and operated 24 hours a day throughout the year, ASSURED CAV provides a mix of physical, communication and simulation testbeds that allow all-weather testing across a range of scenarios in a controlled, semi-controlled and public environment.
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