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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 […]

Jobs boom at JLR’s Halewood plant

The Land Rover Discovery Sport has been confirmed as the latest model to be produced at Jaguar Land Rover’s Halewood plant, a development that has led to 250 new jobs. The additional jobs announced to support Jaguar Land Rover’s newest model will see the Halewood workforce reach 4,750. The Halewood plant has so far benefited […]

Savery Hydraulics to supply JLR’s new ring main system

Savery Hydraulics has been awarded with the contract to design and manufacture a brand new ring main system for Jaguar Land Rover.    The new system will provide Jaguar Land Rover with core hydraulic power for operations of standard test rigs up to full vehicle road simulations. Coventry-based Savery Hydraulics designed and manufactured Jaguar Land Rover’s previous ring […]

Berck awarded £1m JLR contract

Berck, manufacturers of metal pressings and metal and plastic subassemblies, have won a £1m contract with Jaguar Land Rover. The new contract will see West Bromwich-based Berck making cable harness assemblies, battery terminal contacts and cable management solutions to eliminate the over-heating of wires in the engine. The extra work has enabled the firm to […]

JLR set to begin Jaguar XF saloon production in India

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is commencing production of the Jaguar XF saloon at its facility in Pune, India, from components supplied from the company’s Castle Bromwich plant in Birmingham, UK. The initial Pune-built Jaguar XF models will feature the company’s 2.2-litre diesel engine. The Jaguars will be built alongside the Land Rover Freelander 2 vehicles, […]

JLR to create more than 1,100 new jobs at Castle Bromwich

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is to expand its workforce at its advanced manufacturing facility in Castle Bromwich to support the launch of new Jaguar models. According to JLR, more than 1,100 new jobs are being created, and a recruitment campaign for production operators is being launched today. Dr Ralf Speth, chief executive officer at JLR, […]

Evoque demand prompts JLR to increase UK supplier spend

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is to spend an additional £1bn with UK suppliers over the next four years amid continued global demand for the Range Rover Evoque. JLR has increased the value of UK supply contracts by £1bn, in addition to the £2bn supply contracts it awarded to more than 40 UK suppliers in March […]

Pingdemic pushes UK car production to new low

July’s car manufacturing output fell for the first time since February with semiconductor shortages and ‘pingdemic’ staff shortages taking their toll on the automotive industry. Latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show a drop in output of 37.6 per cent in July with 53,438 units made. SMMT said this is […]