Working closely with the JLR engineering team in the UK, and supported by the Irish Development Agency, the Shannon facility will play an instrumental role in the development of connected and automated vehicle systems as well as technologies to support electrification.
Around 150 jobs will be created in a range of disciplines including artificial intelligence, safety critical systems and vehicle architecture.
“The new facility provides an exciting opportunity for us to pioneer future autonomous and electrification technologies. The heart of our business will always be in the UK. The creation of a team in Shannon strengthens our international engineering capabilities and complements our existing team of more than 10,000 engineers based in the UK,” commented Nick Rogers, executive director of product engineering.
As a part of the plans, JLR has agreed a partnership with online education provider Udacity, which specializes in courses such as automated driving, artificial intelligence, robotics and data analytics. These courses will provide the skills to support Jaguar Land Rover’s engineering capabilities and ongoing innovation.