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10th February 2014

MIRA Geared Up For Technologies Showcase

The Minister for Universities and Science visited MIRA on Friday 7th February for a series of demonstrations showcasing the technologies currently in use at the world class facility near Hinckley.

The visit follows publication of the Minister’s paper Eight Great Technologies, in which he outlines the eight innovations which will propel the UK to future growth and help it stay ahead in the global race.

MIRA presented a range of intelligent vehicle technologies, such as its mission-proven MIRA Autonomous Control Equipment (MACE) system - applied to unmanned ground vehicles - as well as the technology behind its Network Guided Vehicles (NGV) and its Cloud Based Traffic Management Systems. In addition, MIRA’s contribution to energy storage technology was demonstrated through its state-of-the-art Battery Management for vehicle application. 

George Gillespie, CEO at MIRA Ltd, said: “We are delighted to be recognised by the Rt Hon David Willetts for our leading technologies and world class testing facilities in the geographic heartland of the UK’s automotive industry. We always strive to keep ahead of the industry, investing in research and development to enable us to offer the latest technologies and help our customers bring to market the latest innovations.” 

Universities and Science Minister David Willetts, said: “The British scientific and technological revolution is something to be proud of and MIRA is playing an important role in leading the way for UK innovations. MIRA’s commitment to the eight great technologies will help keep the UK at the forefront of the global technology race.”

Dr Geoff Davis, Chief Commercial and Technical Officer, MIRA Ltd, concludes: “MIRA is an increasingly successful business with ambitious plans. Those plans include becoming Europe’s most advanced independent transport technology solutions provider, and the MIRA Technology Park and our suite of technologies are integral parts of those plans. Already we are leading in a number of technology sectors, especially within autonomous and network guided vehicle technologies.”

MIRA has earned an enviable reputation since it was formed in 1946 as the government funded Motor Industry Research Association. The MIRA business is now known for being a comprehensive transport engineering solutions provider to the automotive and defence industries as well as engineering smart solutions for future transport technologies