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JLR workers moved to three-day week in light of ‘Brexit chaos’

Around 1,000 workers at Jaguar Landrover’s Castle Bromwich plant will move to a three-day week following a review of the company’s production schedules. According to JLR, the move at Castle Bromwich – where F-TYPE, XJ, XF and XE models are produced – will ‘ensure market demand is balanced globally’. “In light of the continuing headwinds […]

JLR uses virtual eyes on driverless pods for pedestrian trust trials

Jaguar Land Rover is experimenting with virtual eyes on driverless pods to communicate vehicle intent to pedestrians crossing the road.  According to JLR, 63 per cent of pedestrians have reservations about road safety when autonomous vehicles become more prevalent. Engineers from the carmaker have been working with cognitive psychologists to study how people interact at […]

Discovery production moved to Slovakia as JLR eyes Solihull job cuts

Jaguar Land Rover is moving all production of its Discovery model to Slovakia, with job losses expected at the company’s Solihull plant as a result. (Credit: Vauxford via CC) Currently manufactured across both sites, the Discovery will be wholly produced in Slovakia from next year. JLR says the move is part of a long-term strategy that […]

J H Lavender joins select band of JLRQ awardees

J H Lavender has become the only privately owned manufacturer of aluminum gravity and pressure die castings in Britain to be awarded a JLRQ Award, the quality trust mark for Jaguar Land Rover. The award recognises the West Midlands’ company’s efforts in delivering high levels of performance in relation to quality, cost and on time […]

JLR makes first hire through Gorillaz app challenge

After teaming up with virtual band Gorillaz to recruit young engineers, Jaguar Land Rover has made its first hire using the cyber challenge in the band’s app. Daniel Dunkley, a 23-year-old from Gloucester, successfully completed the code breaking challenge, then went on to complete an interview process with JLR. The former quarry worker, who left […]

JLR and Red Cross unveil drone-equipped Discovery

Jaguar Land Rover has developed a Land Rover Discovery for the Red Cross that includes a search and rescue drone which can take off and land while the vehicle is moving. ‘Project Hero’ saw JLR’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division working alongside the Austrian Red Cross to create the unique vehicle. It features a roof-mounted […]

JLR welcomes prospective female engineers

Jaguar Land Rover is engaging with over 90 female students aged 15-18 who have a keen interest in pursuing engineering careers. The company’s four-day Young Women in the Know programme gives prospective female engineers the chance the tour JLR’s design and manufacturing facilities, speak and work with female mentors, as well as brush up on […]