A new 12,000 sq. ft Advanced Emissions Test Centre (AETC) at HORIBA MIRA will be officially opened today by HORIBA Chairman, CEO and President, Mr. Atsushi Horiba.
Developed in response to increased scrutiny around tailpipe emissions, as well as new legislation requiring extensive and increasingly complex testing methodologies, the AETC represents a total of almost £8m investment into HORIBA MIRA’s engineering facilities.
The AETC facilities will provide testing capabilities for global compliance, including Euro 6d Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), as well as incorporating Real World Driving Emissions (RDE) testing capabilities.
Located at HORIBA MIRA’s headquarters in Nuneaton, UK, the facility is centred around a four-wheel drive (4WD) climatic chassis dynamometer and includes three individual climatic soak rooms and an ambient soak room. The combination of the 4WD dynamometer, range of climatic conditions and state-of-the-art HORIBA emissions systems will allow the determination of exhaust pollutants over a range of climatic conditions, from temperatures of -20°C to 35°C. Engineers at the facility will work closely with vehicle manufacturers, offering the full gamut of emissions testing which comply with current and foreseen future emissions regulations – including additional Type Approval for RDE.
The new facility has created a number of new high value engineering jobs at HORIBA MIRA and this will continue to expand into 2018, as capacity is increased.
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HORIBA MIRA is also home to one of the Enterprise Zones in the LLEP area, MIRA Technology Park. To find out more information about the Enterprise Zone, click here.
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