JLR opens new tech hubs to develop autonomous driving systems

Gaydon, UK – Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is expanding its digital capabilities with the opening of three new tech hubs in Europe. The hubs, which will create nearly 100 new engineering jobs, are situated in Munich, Germany, Bologna, Italy, and Madrid, Spain. The aim is to develop autonomous driving systems for JLR’s upcoming luxury vehicles. The automaker has already invested in six other global tech hubs in Portland, USA, Budapest, Hungary, Shannon, Ireland, Shanghai, China, Bengaluru, India, and Manchester, UK. The new tech hubs in Europe were chosen for the availability of digital engineering skills in the area.

The sites in Munich, Madrid, and Bologna were identified as significant and growing tech hubs in Europe. Munich is one of Europe’s top-ranking technology hubs, while Madrid and Bologna are also home to a growing pool of engineering talent. These new sites will work alongside JLR’s existing engineering hubs to provide services and feed data into the Advanced Product Creation Centre in Gaydon, UK.

JLR is working in partnership with NVIDIA, the leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and computing, to develop and deliver next-generation automated driving systems, digital services, and experiences for clients. The teams based at the new tech hubs will have expertise spanning areas of autonomous technology, including systems and features, software, verification, and validation and hardware.

The creation of these three new tech hubs is a significant step in JLR’s multi-year partnership with NVIDIA. Thomas Müller, Product Engineering Director at Jaguar Land Rover, said that the company is “harnessing talent in autonomous technologies around the world to develop new autonomous technologies for our future products which will deliver a truly modern luxury experience for our clients.” The global engineering hubs will enable seamless hybrid working across several locations and ensure that JLR harnesses the best talent for its business.


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