Horiba MIRA invests in second VI-grade driving simulator

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Driver-centric and qualitative vehicle attribute engineering services at Horiba MIRA will be enhanced by a VI-grade DiM250 simulator. These capabilities will complement the existing testing options provided by the VI-grade Compact simulator, which was installed 12 months ago.The DiM250 will be commissioned and ready for use from 2023. According to Horiba MIRA, the system will be the first of its kind in the UK.

“We have a long-established reputation as the leading partner of choice for vehicle driven-attributes engineering. Complementing our deep engineering expertise in this field, this new investment further strengthens our position and enables us to increasingly lead the way in engineering solutions for the rapidly changing needs of future mobility,” said Graeme Stewart, Horiba MIRA’s chief technical officer.

Guido Bairati, managing director at VI-grade, commented, “I’m very happy to confirm the adoption of our DiM250 Simulator at Horiba MIRA. This is going to be the first VI-grade dynamic driving simulator to be installed in the UK, a country with an incredible automotive heritage and a great automotive industry that is seeking for such a tool to be used to increase innovation of products and decrease the number of physical prototypes. Horiba MIRA is a worldwide renowned engineering center and the DiM250 simulator will help Horiba MIRA engineers to offer even more competitive services to worldwide customers.”
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Lawrence has been covering engineering subjects – with a focus on motorsport technology – since 2007 and has edited and contributed to a variety of international titles. Currently, he oversees Automotive Powertrain Technology and Professional Motorsport World magazines as editor.

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