Horiba MIRA secures funding for CAV testing facilities

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Advanced vehicle engineering, research, development and testing company Horiba MIRA has announced that it will receive grant funding from the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, to establish a critical piece of testing infrastructure that will form part of an effective CAV testing ecosystem.

In partnership with Coventry University, Horiba MIRA is leading the Trusted Intelligent Connected Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) consortium – known as TIC-IT – as part of the national strategy to establish the UK as a global-leading centre of excellence for the development, testing and commercialization of CAVs.

The TIC-IT facility will be built on Horiba MIRA’s proving ground and will create a purpose-built, realistic, safe environment for testing CAVs up to the limit of their operability. The test environment will enable a wide range of CAV driving scenarios to be tested.

Dr Geoff Davis, chief strategy officer at Horiba MIRA, said, “Developed in partnership with Coventry University, the new facility will bring a unique testing capability to the UK, allowing us to increase the level of activity required to develop CAVs to ensure they are safe and secure for real-world environments.”

October 26, 2017

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