Vehicle Testing

Millbrook’s experienced engineers and project managers work with customers globally on a wide range of vehicle test programmes.

Millbrook provides subjective and objective measurement, robustness and durability vehicle tests and supports the design and development of vehicles.

The teams of engineers are backed up by a wide range of testing facilities in the UK and Finland, including component test laboratories, environmental chambers, noise measurement surfaces and over 2,200 acres of proving grounds with specialist tracks, surfaces and indoor and outdoor facilities replicating almost all driving conditions for real-time and accelerated life cycle tests.

Electric vehicle testing; vehicle durability schedule at Millbrook Proving Ground

Full Vehicle Testing

Millbrook offers a comprehensive range of tests on full vehicles using its proving ground and laboratory facilities. These are designed to support effective and efficient development and validation of vehicle attributes.

Capabilities include:

Automotive seat testing laboratory engineer at Millbrook operating KUKA robot

Body and Interior Testing

Millbrook can provide an extensive range of validation and development activities. This includes structural durability, fatigue, vibration and environmental capabilities for whole body, interior and exterior components to various international standards, specific customer requirements and in-house procedures. Where specific issues have been encountered, Millbrook can assist in developing solutions to efficiently resolve problems encountered within the vehicle life cycle.

Detailed assessment of test measurements and inspection of test samples can be provided.

Capabilities include:

  • Seat ingress and egress testing and pressure mapping
  • Key Life Testing (including climatic)
  • Squeak and rattle assessment
  • Subsystem actuation durability
  • ServoSled laboratory
Millbrook engineer setting up whole body vibration testing equipment

Systems and Components Testing

Millbrook provides full support for validation testing of systems and components. It delivers a range of tests covering environmental, durability and performance assessment of body and chassis systems from passenger cars through to heavy trucks and buses.

Vehicle Measurement

Millbrook provides vehicle data collection on public roads and proving ground tracks combined with fast and accurate data analysis. It turns data into information to support attribute validation, development and problem investigation.

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Millbrook provides a safe, confidential and controlled environment to validate the dynamic performance of connected and autonomous vehicle systems and data collection to capture operating parameters.