HORIBA MIRA invests in an even safer future for vehicles

Crash laboratory upgrades at the centre of plan to further enhance vehicle safety capability and underline UK’s position as a leader in the delivery of automotive safety test engineering services

  • HORIBA MIRA is delivering significant enhancements to its Passive Safety Engineering Centre
  • Investment to extend safety centre by more than 40% will enable the delivery of legislative and NCAP crash test protocols
  • Government’s West Midlands Combined Authority funding partner, Frontier Development Capital, has supported the project with investment funding
  • Project boosts passive safety engineering as a core technology offer through the delivery of a unique capability in the UK
  • Latest investment positions HORIBA MIRA as a full-service provider of active and passive testing

Nuneaton, Warwickshire. HORIBA MIRA is taking steps to safeguard the UK’s future as an automotive safety test engineering powerhouse by investing in its Passive Safety Engineering Centre in the West Midlands – a move that guarantees its continued contribution to the development of critical safety features on vehicles.

The organisation is globally recognised as a leader in vehicle safety engineering, validation and verification. This investment is delivering a significant extension to its Passive Safety Engineering Centre, creating a third-generation facility that builds on almost 60 years of safety testing heritage on its site that’s close to Nuneaton.

HORIBA MIRA believes the investment will allow the UK to retain and attract important vehicle safety engineering and test work – from both resident and non-UK manufacturers.

Construction work is nearing completion to extend and upgrade the existing crash lab at HORIBA MIRA, allowing vehicle manufacturers to undertake a full suite of passive safety compliance tests, including Euro NCAP requirements, on UK soil.