ClearMotion Designates UK Proving Ground as its Central Vehicle Dynamics Hub

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BOSTON, Mass. February 15, 2018

ClearMotion, a global automotive technology company commercializing the world’s first proactive ride system, today announced it has expanded its testing to the UK, taking residency at MIRA Technology Park, the UK’s leading automotive technology park and Enterprise Zone.    

Occupying brand new workshop space at MIRA Technology Park, the Boston-based leader in predictive road-sensing technology will utilize the facilities’ skills, test, and development infrastructure to better access and expand its EU customer base. The Midlands-based technology park is an integral part of ClearMotion’s research and development process and will be the main European test centre used by the company.

Using a combination of actuators and software, ClearMotion’s proactive ride technology responds to road conditions instantaneously, mitigating vehicle movement across any type of terrain and improving the in-car experience for passengers and drivers alike. ClearMotion offers an unrivalled level of comfort within vehicles, alongside the response times and agility of world-class sports cars. Such technology signifies an important step in the industry-wide move towards autonomous driving, enabling passengers to successfully multitask while in-car including, drink coffee, read the newspaper, or write a business proposal free from jostling and bumps. ClearMotion will continue to develop its technology at HORIBA MIRA, tapping into the technology park’s extensive range of testing facilities, including its world-renowned ride and handling circuit.

The expansion to MIRA Technology Park follows an exceptional year for ClearMotion. In 2017, the company closed a $130 million investment led by J.P. Morgan Asset Management, forged partnerships with Bridgestone and Qualcom, Inc., and later announced the acquisition of Bose Corporation's active motive control business, strengthening ClearMotion’s product offering and bringing the company one step closer to be the leading motion control company in mobility. ClearMotion’s new facility at MIRA Technology Park provides ready access to extensive testing facilities and a world-renowned ride and handling test circuit.

“It’s an incredible time to be in automotive tech as we see game-changing innovations coming to market faster than ever,� said Shakeel Avadhany, CEO and co-founder of ClearMotion. “As a lead innovator, we constantly look for ways to challenge ourselves and push the boundaries of what our technology can do. MIRA Technology Park gives us a world class place to do just that. Its extensive test facilities will be an important piece of the puzzle to building an unrivaled product for automakers.�

“ClearMotion has an exciting future in the European and international markets and we look forward to seeing them bring their technology to the UK,� said Terry Spall, Commercial Director at MIRA Technology Park. “Choosing to move to the Midlands, and to MIRA Technology Park, demonstrates how strong the region is performing in autonomous vehicle software and technology. This will only continue to grow as more businesses like ClearMotion utilise the skills and expertise the region has to offer.�

Since 2010, MIRA Technology Park has welcomed over 35 globally-recognised businesses to the site. It has also become one of the UK’s top performing Enterprise Zones and is rapidly gaining recognition as a premier location in Europe for automotive research and development. The technology park continues to expand, with the MIRA Technology Institute set to open later in 2018, which will help to create specialist skills in some of the new disruptive technology areas such as electrification and driverless car technologies.

For further information, please visit https://www.clearmotion.com/ or http://www.miratechnologypark.com.

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For further information about HORIBA MIRA, please contact
Bethany Haller at Grayling on +44 1212 652 760 or email horiba-mira(at)grayling(dot)com.

Notes to Editors

About ClearMotion

ClearMotion’s road-sensing technology is enabling the next-generation user experience for cars. A venture-backed automotive technology company, ClearMotion’s breakthrough proactive ride system combines software and hardware to mitigate vehicle movement across any type of terrain. ClearMotion was founded out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, with additional offices in Silicon Valley and Birmingham, UK. For more information, visit https://www.clearmotion.com/.

About HORIBA MIRA

HORIBA MIRA is a global provider of pioneering engineering, research and test services to the automotive, defence, aerospace and rail sectors. We work in close collaboration with vehicle manufacturers and suppliers around the world, providing comprehensive support ranging from individual product tests to turnkey multi-vehicle design, development and build programmes.

With over 70 years’ experience in developing some of the world’s most iconic vehicles, our engineers utilise the latest test facilities and simulation tools to make vehicles and journeys safer, cleaner, more efficient and rewarding. Our suite of over 38 major test facilities, 100km of specialised proving ground and wealth of engineering experience, combined with our expanding international presence, means we are confident that we can achieve our vision – that by 2020 every journey in the world will be positively influenced by us.

MIRA Technology Park was established in 2010 and has already attracted over 30 major global OEM’s, Tier 1 and specialist automotive technology companies. In 2010 it was granted planning approval for its Masterplan which extends to a total of 1.75million sq ft set within the 842 acre site. It has also been recognised by the UK government and was awarded Enterprise Zone status in 2011.

Company Name: HORIBA MIRA Ltd.
Address: Watling Street, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV10 0TU, UK
Incorporated: 1st January 1946
Business domain: Engineering Consultancy, Test Consultancy, Transport Technology Park
Representative: Dr George Gillespie OBE
Web address: http://www.horiba-mira.com

About HORIBA
Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, the HORIBA Group is a global leading supplier of measurement technology and systems for various fields from automotive testing, process and environmental monitoring, in-vitro medical diagnostics, semiconductor manufacturing and metrology to scientific R&D and QC measurements.

Company name: HORIBA, Ltd.
Address: 2, Miyanohigashi-cho, Kisshoin, Minami-ku, Kyoto, Japan
Web address: http://www.horiba.com
Founded: October 17, 1945
Incorporated: January 26, 1953
Net sales: 170,093 million Japanese yen (Consolidated, Fiscal 2016)
Paid in capital: 12,011 million Japanese yen (As of December 31, 2016)
Business domain: Manufacture and sale of analytical measurement equipment
Fiscal closing date: December 31, annually
Annual meeting of shareholders: Held in March
Number of employees: 7,149 (Consolidated, as of December 31, 2016)
Representative: Atsushi Horiba – Chairman and Group CEO
Stock listings: Tokyo Stock Exchange, First Section Securities Code: 6856

About HORIBA Automotive Test Systems
A business segment of the HORIBA Group, Automotive Test Systems (ATS) which has developed global leadership in the fields of engine test systems, driveline test systems, brake test systems, wind tunnel balances and emissions test systems. HORIBA ATS is able to offer its customers complete solutions with full turnkey capability for all industries using electric motors, internal combustion engines and turbines. These include the automotive, heavy-duty, off-road, consumer goods, marine, aerospace and locomotive sectors.

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