The lucky place chosen by Jaguar Land Rover – the worldwide famous British multinational automotive company, a subsidiary of the Indian automobile giant Tata Motors – for its new state-of-the-art software engineering centre is the beautiful city of Shannon. This opening will create up to 150 new jobs.
This innovative facility is destined to help the British company to develop pioneering technologies, systems and tools to build the electric and self-driving cars of the coming years. The decision to open such a centre had proven to be necessary since, according to what the automotive manufacturer promised, from 2020, all the Jaguar and Land Rover models will be available in an electric version as well and the company will offer hybrid, plug-in but also full electric power vehicles to future clients.
The firm has already kept its promise announcing to the market the arrival of its first entirely electric SUV, the Jaguar I-Pace, which will be on sale in the second half of this year, and whose traditional version has already captivated many passionate drivers around the world.
JAGUAR LAND ROVER’S STRIVE FOR INNOVATION
The construction of this new Irish centre has cost to the British company up to 20 million pounds. The new researchers, engineers and technicians who will work in it, will cooperate daily with the JLR teams already fully functional in Great Britain, responsible for the conception of the company’s future electrically-powered and autonomous vehicles.
“Technical innovation is at the very core of Jaguar Land Rover’s development and our strive for innovation is constant. This new centre will offer us the opportunity to open the way to new technologies for the electrification of cars and for new self-driving vehicles. Our main activities will always be carried out in Great Britain but the creation of the Shannon Team will strengthen our international outreach and will relentlessly cooperate with our 10 000 experts currently working in Great Britain,” explained Nick Rogers, Group Engineering Director at Jaguar Land Rover.