During the programme GAC brought more than 40 of its engineers from China to MIRA’s UK headquarters near Nuneaton, Warwickshire where the international teams worked together. Here GAC benefitted from MIRA’s expertise in developing various elements of the Trumpchi to the required European and Chinese standards, including the noise vibration and harshness (NVH), ride and handling quality and braking.
A programme of validation tests was also conducted at vehicle and system level such as durability, electrical and electro magnetic compatibility (EMC), heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) as well as engine cooling – using MIRA’s climatic wind tunnel and the electrical transient laboratories.
MIRA project manager David Jenkins commented:
“With demanding deadlines in place to get a class-leading vehicle ready for the Asian Games, both teams were working 24 hours a day to ensure that all of the components and systems on the Trumpchi obtained engineering sign-off.
“Once these standards had been met GAC then took the programme back to China where our Shanghai team was able to add further value by ensuring it was ready for market.
“Despite the team’s differing cultures and a 6,000-mile journey between our companies’ headquarters, both teams worked together seamlessly – making this a very rewarding programme to be a part of.~
“The GAC team of engineers were very efficient and knowledgeable about all areas of vehicle development and were a pleasure to work with throughout the project. By working closely with our team at MIRA, both companies have benefitted enormously from the shared expertise in delivering international development projects.”