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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 […]

JLR’s electric vehicle expansion plans to bring jobs to West Midlands

Jaguar Land Rover is planning to create some 10,000 new jobs in the West Midlands in the initial phase of an expansion of its manufacturing and R&D facilities near Coventry, with an eye on making the UK the centre of the development and manufacture of electric vehicles. The Financial Times and the Coventry Telegraph both […]

JLR unveils vision for all-terrain autonomy

Jaguar Land Rover has released details on a suite of technologies it is developing that will help enable autonomous off-road driving. The Land Rover All-Terrain Self-Driving Research project involves a range of sensors, cameras, and communications technology that will allow vehicles to identify and adapt to terrain and surface conditions ahead, as well as share information […]

JLR announces first UK road tests of driverless car technology

Jaguar Land Rover is investing £5.5m in a project aimed at testing connected and autonomous vehicle technologies on UK roads. Through the UK-CITE (UK Connected Intelligent Transport Environment) initiative, the company plans to create a 41-mile “living laboratory” on roads around Coventry and Solihull. New roadside communications equipment will be installed along the route during […]

JLR’s experimental EDM doubles power and torque of equivalent kit in production

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has developed an experimental Electric Drive Module (EDM), which it says is capable of producing up to twice the power and torque of those currently found in high volume production applications. Designed to fit between the engine and transmission, the modular EDM system covers a range of different applications. At its […]

First Masters student graduates from JLR programme

Howard Freeman has become the first Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) employee to receive his Master of Science degree (MSc) via the company’s Technical Accreditation Scheme (TAS) which is designed to foster skills growth in partnership with academic institutions. Having studied electrical and electronic engineering at University College Cork  (UCC) in Ireland, Howard joined JLR as part […]

Never say ‘Never’ – Is JLR right to steer clear of the driverless car?

Senior Reporter Jaguar Land Rover’s director of Research and Technology, Dr Wolfgang Epple, said recently that JLR will never make a driverless car. But is this a realistic stance for one the UK’s leading automotive manufacturers?  There’s little doubt at this stage that the driverless car is just around the corner. In fact, in many […]

​JLR’s Mind Sense looks to monitor driver brainwaves for alertness

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has unveiled a new research project named Mind Sense that is exploring the possibility of using brainwaves to gauge driver concentration and improve vehicle safety. At a technology showcase at the company’s Gaydon test centre, JLR explained how it hopes to monitor brain activity through steering wheel sensors, using an on-board […]