Jaguar Land Rover opens three new tech hubs in Europe to accelerate self-driving tech

New engineering hubs in Germany, Italy and Spain to work on developing driver assistance systems and AI for self-driving cars of the future; join six JLR tech hubs in USA, Hungary, Ireland, UK, China and India

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 05 Mar 2023 Views icon5456 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

Jaguar Land Rover is expanding its global digital capability and has opened three new tech hubs in Europe last month, creating nearly 100 new engineering jobs. The hubs are set up to develop autonomous driving systems for JLR’s next generation of modern luxury vehicles, and come in addition to the six existing global tech hubs JLR has invested in. 

The new hubs are situated in Munich (Germany), Bologna (Italy), and Madrid (Spain), with the locations chosen because of the availability of digital engineering skills in the area. Munich is one of Europe’s top-ranking technology hubs, while the sites in Spain and Italy have also been identified as significant and growing tech hub locations in Europe.  

The new hubs’ inception comes in addition to existing JLR tech hubs in Portland (USA), Budapest (Hungary), Shannon (Ireland), Shanghai (China), Bengaluru (India) and Manchester in the UK. Collectively these hubs employ over 1,100 engineers, forming part of JLR’s nearly 9,000-strong global engineering force.

Together Jaguar Land Rover’s nine global engineering hubs will provide services and feed data into the Advanced Product Creation Centre in Gaydon, UK, to create Jaguar Land Rover’s next-generation vehicles that epitomise modern luxury and deliver a fully connected experience for customer.

Thomas Muller, Product Engineering Director at Jaguar Land Rover, said; "We are 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

“Software is essential for us to deliver a fully connected experience for our clients and creating global engineering hubs will enable seamless hybrid working across several locations and ensure we harness the best talent for our business.”

The creation of the three new tech hubs marks the progression of Jaguar Land Rover’s multi-year partnership with Nvidia, the leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and computing. Under the partnership, JLR engineers are working to develop and deliver next-generation automated driving systems, digital services, and experiences for clients.

Teams based at the new tech hubs have expertise spanning areas of autonomous technology including systems & features, software, verification and validation and hardware.

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