Vehicle Design Validation & Durability

CFD design evaluation.

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.

We have the ability to take early stage prototypes and create detailed 2D and 3D designs in industry standard software packages, such as Catia V5. These drawings are then delivered in an approved format for release into the customer’s drawing and part release systems.

MIRA has a deep understanding of delivering a vehicle into production, with the expertise and experience of refining the initial design of a vehicle to ensure its attributes meet key targets. MIRA has delivered refinement programmes for:

  • Vehicle Dynamics
  • NVH
  • Ride & handling
  • Braking
  • Aerodynamics
  • Thermal management
  • Functional safety

MIRA’s teams of experts can work independently or alongside our customer’s engineers to find a solution to deliverable requirements. Supporting this activity MIRA has broad capabilities in:

  • Certification & Homologation
  • Media car preparation
  • Launch support
  • Conformity of production (COP)

This broad range of abilities means MIRA is an ideal partner to work with on many areas of vehicle engineering, from bespoke projects to full turn-key vehicle programmes.

  • Certification & Homologation

    Certification & Homologation image MIRA is a leading independent product engineering, testing, consultancy and certification organisation, experienced in a wide range of certification and homologation services for automotive and non-automotive products. This wide ranging knowledge and experience allows MIRA Certification & Homologation to assist customers not only with their certification and type approval requirements, both witnessing, project management and technical document preparation but also to provide a consultancy advice service for the differing aspects of Certification & Homologation.


  • Vehicle Durability Testing

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    MIRA has a wealth of whole vehicle durability test and development experience covering all vehicle classes, on either MIRA’s extensive proving ground or public roads.



  • Vehicle Test & Evaluation

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     Whole vehicle test and evaluation is a fundamental function at MIRA supporting customer research and development activities. MIRA offer a vast range of tests ranging from suspension abuse to pre-sales quality validation.



  • Road Load Data & Analysis

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    At MIRA road load data means far more than collecting data, information is the key. MIRA’s highly experienced team specialise in all aspects of vehicle instrumentation, data collection and data analysis ensuring that information is available to designers, modellers and analysts. But most importantly the team use the data for further in house analysis.


  • Integrated Durability Engineering

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    When carrying out durability design & development projects the accurate determination of the durability targets for vehicles is essential. MIRA’s experience provides an excellent service to the industry termed Integrated Durability Engineering (IDE).