As an early pioneer of the remote application of vehicle testing, HORIBA MIRA’s end-to-end contactless services include the use of ‘secured’ live data, remote re-flashing, wearable cameras and CCTV in laboratory settings, which enable offsite customer teams to drive the development process in real-time.
“Fundamentally, a huge benefit lies in the flexibility of remote engineering services. At HORIBA MIRA, the delivery team could be entirely resourced by our engineers, or a blend of OEM, and tier one and two stakeholders as the programme dictates at different times. This way, programme leaders, often with multiple teams operating in global locations, are able to maintain a meaningful understanding of the development status for each programme without the need to send oversized teams to witness the development process; a feat which has proved crucial amid COVID-19. The end-result is a faster technical iteration rate at a lower cost.
“To ensure our industry emerges with the best toolset possible to respond to this crisis and grow, now is the time to recognise the benefits associated with remote engineering services and embed these into our future systems of working. There’s no doubt that there will be more change to come for the automotive sector as we look to meet the challenge of driving forward in a post-pandemic world, however this notable shift towards remote engineering services marks the defining chapter in a positive legacy towards mainstream adoption.”