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Interview: Mark Cund, Jaguar Land Rover’s autonomous vehicle control chief

Mark Cund, the man overseeing design of control systems for autonomous vehicles at Jaguar Land Rover on why he believes self-driving will improve safety The age of the autonomous vehicle is undoubtedly dawning. We can already see that drivers will need to be involved less and less in the minute-to-minute operation of their vehicle, but […]

Jaguar Land Rover to cut 1,000 jobs at Solihull

Jaguar Land Rover, Britain’s biggest carmaker, is set to announce the loss of 1,000 temporary contract workers from its Solihull production facility, blaming sales hit by Brexit and consumer uncertainty over diesel. Sales of the Jaguar brand are reported to be down 26 per cent in 2018, with Land Rover suffering a 20 per cent drop. […]

Jaguar Land Rover sign supply deal for autonomous vehicles with Waymo

JLR and ride-hailing company Waymo announce long-term partnership beginning with supply of 20,000 electric i-Pace vehicles starting in 2018. The vehicles will join a 20,000 strong fleet of autonomous taxis scheduled to start service in 2020 The deal is set to make JLR the visible face of Waymo, with its vehicles carrying the ride hailing […]

Autonomous and connected vehicle technology trialled on the streets of Milton Keynes

In the UK’s largest trial of connected and autonomous vehicle technology a consortium including Jaguar Land Rover, Ford, Tata and Arup have this week (Thursday 22nd March) demonstrated a range of connected and autonomous vehicle technologies on the streets of Milton Keynes. The UK Autodrive project, which is being led by Arup, has been using […]

Smart valve-train technology could breathe new life into internal combustion engine

The UK inventors of an innovative valve-train technology which dispenses with the traditional camshaft claim it could radically improve petrol engine performance. Jon Excell reports Major leaps in mature technologies are relatively rare occurrences. And there are few more mature technologies in widespread use than the internal combustion engine, where gains in efficiency and performance […]

Vince Cable talks Brexit, innovation and skills at C2I conference

The Engineer was delighted to host Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable at this year’s Collaborate to Innovate conference at the MTC in Coventry. The former Business Secretary is a champion of engineering, skills and innovation. He has also been one of the most prominent opponents of Brexit, and in particular the economic implications of […]

Low-carbon vehicle solution for automotive businesses

Majenta Solutions have designed a Low Carbon Vehicle Project Review, which will be invaluable for Automotive manufacturers to meet low carbon requirements. The Majenta Solutions Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV) Project Review focuses on three key project elements: Workflows, Data Usability and Supply Chain and can be undertaken at any point during the project’s lifecycle. With […]

Could new productivity tools help manufacturers overcome the Brexit stutters?

Jason Ford, news editor Britain’s manufacturers still trail their European counterparts in terms of investing in machinery and robots, with cost, ROI and skills identified as barriers to improving the situation. This is one of the conclusions of a report published today by EEF/Santander, which surveyed 328 companies on their investment plans. The latest survey […]