Horiba MIRA has established the world’s first Vehicle Resilience (V-RES) Technology Centre at its UK base in Nuneaton. The new facility is said to be the first of its kind. Research there will take a multi-pronged approach to automotive cybersecurity, functional safety and electromagnetic resilience.
V-RES represents a significant investment in Horiba MIRA’s engineering and testing capabilities, consisting of £1.5m (US$1.95m) of capital expenditure complemented by significant investment into capability development.
The V-RES offering has been specifically developed in response to the emergence of increasingly electrified, connected and automated vehicles. Horiba MIRA will provide a unique turnkey offering with a unified and holistic approach to automotive cybersecurity, functional safety and electromagnetic resilience, augmented with new connectivity test capabilities that include ‘real world’ performance metrics for wired and wireless communications.
Modeling and simulation capabilities are also featured at the new center, which is supported by more than 14 test facilities for physical testing. These range from workshops and screened laboratories for static and dynamic vehicle testing, and newly developed system analysis and attack laboratories, through to Horiba MIRA’s City Circuit, enabling the safe assessment of resilience for vehicle electronic systems.
The development of V-RES has created a number of new high-value engineering jobs at Horiba MIRA. The facility will continue to expand through 2019 and into 2020.
Graeme Stewart, chief technical officer at Horiba MIRA, said, “By combining automotive cybersecurity, electromagnetic resilience and functional safety for the first time, Horiba MIRA will deliver advanced engineering solutions in line with the increasing complexity of electrified, connected and automated vehicles, to address the growing and evolving risks to vehicle safety, security and functionality.”