performs technical projects, engages in consulting and licenses a number of
proprietary computer programs.
last 35 years, we have performed a large number of projects for automobile
and tire companies, racing teams and others. These include analytical
studies, computer modeling, experimental instrumentation, prototype
design/development, market/technical surveys, contract project engineering,
feasibility studies and technical liaison.
for example, project-engineered an "active camber" car, developed
its control system algorithms and software, supervised the installation and
associated instrumentation, performed a test program and analyzed the
results. Along the same lines, we have developed control algorithms for an
advanced front-and-rear steer-by-wire research vehicle; this work also
involved the development of a specialized dynamic model of the vehicle.
another firm, we designed/developed a handling instrumentation system for
performing selected ISO handling test procedures with automatic data
processing and plotting. At another level, we have completed computer
studies of specific car handling using our proprietary software for more
than 15 different firms.
Projects: MRA engages in technical projects
like those mentioned above.
activity: MRA offers its vehicle dynamics
expertise as an independent consultant. Consulting often involves modeling
and simulation on one of MRA's vehicle models, test driving, or reviewing
the reports of others. As an example, Doug Milliken consulted for the
magazine article "The 10 Best Handling Cars in America". Visit
& Track website to read his summary.
Computer Models/Simulations: MRA develops and licenses four
comprehensive vehicle models. Purchase of a computer model includes a
thorough User's Manual, sample vehicle data, training at MRA and support.
Training Seminars: MRA has conducted training seminars
in basic vehicle dynamics and tire mechanics (including course notes) for
numerous firms including Goodyear, Chrysler, Zexel-Gleason, Ford, MTS, New
Venture Gear, TRW and Rockwell.
Our library contains an excellent collection of material on vehicle
dynamics and we often answer questions with a library search.
Sales: We have engaged in sales commission
work, notably representing Lotus Engineering (prototype Active Suspension
vehicles) and Anthony Best Dynamics (Suspension Parameter
TIRF: We plan, liaison and analyze tire
tests at the Calspan Tire
Research Facility, TIRF, for a number of automotive firms and race
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