Jaguar Land Rover has announced plans to open a new software, IT and engineering centre in Manchester to support its strategy to introduce connected technologies in future vehicles.
The new Manchester centre, will work alongside the company’s engineering teams at the Gaydon Pioneering Hub, Warwickshire, the global design and engineering HQ, along with the Republic of Ireland, China, and North America.
The small team will pioneer new software technology to help create the next generation of future connected car technologies. In addition, it will work on a range of mobility services and developing new technology features on future Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles.
Manchester is the UK’s second largest digital city and is recognised as a centre of excellence for software engineers, particularly ‘over the air’ software skills says the Company which cites its large skilled talent pool, and ambition to be recognised as a leading global digital city region and top 5 in Europe by 2020 as one of the reasons for locating
“Drawing on this regional talent is essential to combat the current skills shortage that Jaguar Land Rover is attempting to overcome as it prepares for growth.” says the Company
“As the automotive industry continues to embrace Autonomous, Connected and Electrified technologies, Jaguar Land Rover remains committed to engineering innovative software that will make our customers’ lives better, by creating premium in-car experiences that they love. With the Manchester team supporting the creation of connected car technology, the new centre is a fantastic opportunity for us to keep pushing the boundaries towards seamless connectivity, with disruptive technical solutions, and I look forward to welcoming our new colleagues into our Product Engineering team,”says Nick Rodgers Executive Director of Product Engineering