MIRA Broadens Certification Service

Certification and approval specialist MIRA has extended the range of certification testing it is able to provide to vehicle component, trailer and tyre manufacturers – creating a one-stop service that is both more comprehensive and convenient.

MIRA Broadens Certification Service

MIRA collaborated with RDW (the pan-European approval authority based in the Netherlands) to develop its offer to certify as well as undertake such exhaustive testing to EC (Europe) and ECE (Globally) legislation.

Richard Whiting Head of Certification & Homologation at MIRA, commented: 

“Being a ‘whole vehicle’ engineering business and with the harmonisation of EU law regarding Type Approval tests – which standardises the safety regulations for passenger cars, commercial vehicles, buses, motorcycles and tractors – we felt that our certification testing capabilities should be as extensive as possible.

“As an organisation, we are now able to perform and witness vehicle safety testing both on and off-site – awarding certification and providing consultancy where necessary to recommend improvements – as well as undertaking any follow-up that may be necessary.”

MIRA can now complete testing and certification to UN ECE Regulation 100 ‘Battery Electric Vehicles Specific Requirements for the Construction of Functional Safety’ – an area of predicted growth given that safety testing measurements for Electric Vehicles are not yet mandatory but encouraged as best practice globally.

In addition, MIRA’s capability now also includes UN ECE Regulation 117, ‘Tyres for Passenger and Commercial (Noise, Wet, Grip and Rolling Resistance)’ enabling it to carry out testing that relates to this new legislation.

Richard Whiting added:

“2012 will see further harmonisation of European standards, with trailers facing regulations for the first time due to the phased introduction of EC Whole Vehicle Type Approval (Framework Directive 2007/46/EC).

“It is estimated that there are around 500 trailer manufacturers in the UK alone to whom this certification will apply and MIRA is now well placed to help them ensure products manufactured after October 2012 are certified in accordance with EC standards.”