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Automechanika Birmingham‎ to host SMMT Forum

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) will host its next Open Forum event at Automechanika Birmingham, the UK’s first trade show dedicated to automotive supply chain and aftermarket companies. SMMT Open Forum brings together UK automotive industry delegates for a day of insightful discussions and networking. The event’s focus is on opportunities in the UK’s automotive supply chain […]

JLR launches £11m driverless car programme

Jaguar Land Rover is teaming up with academics across the UK in a bid to develop fully autonomous cars. The £11 million programme, jointly funded by the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council, has awarded funding to a total of five projects nationwide. Research will be split between 10 universities and the Transport Research Laboratory. Dr Wolfgang Epple, director of […]

JLR launches apprentice recruitment drive

Jaguar Land Rover has launched its recruitment drive for over 200 apprentices to join the company in September 2016.  The Government’s Skills Minister, Nick Boles, praised the UK’s largest automotive apprenticeship provider stating, ‘Jaguar Land Rover is playing a leading role in backing the next generation of highly skilled workers. Their new apprentice intake will learn highly sought after skills […]

JLR expects better sales in 2015

Jaguar Land Rover expects this year’s sales to exceed last year’s as Britain, Europe and North America should help compensate for a sharp decline in China, according to chief executive Ralf Speth. He told journalists at the Frankfurt auto show, ‘We definitely expect 2015 to grow… but it is too early to give you a number.’ Jaguar Land Rover’s sales are down […]

JLR reveals innovative new research

Jaguar Land Rover has showcased some of the new and innovative low and zero emission technologies it is researching at this year’s CENEX Low Carbon Vehicle event. As well as showing Battery Electric Vehicle, Plug-In Hybrid and Mild Hybrid technologies, Jaguar Land Rover’s research engineers have revealed how they are researching more efficient heating and ventilation systems and new solutions […]

Land Rover develop see-through trailer

Land Rover is developing a see-through trailer concept that would completely remove the blind spot created when towing a caravan or trailer. This transparent view would allow the driver to clearly see vehicles coming up behind and help driver confidence by improving visibility whilst manoeuvring. The prototype ‘Transparent Trailer’ system combines the video feed from the vehicle’s existing surround camera […]

JLR unveils global expansion plans

Jaguar Land Rover has signed a Letter of Intent with the Government of the Slovak Republic for the potential development of a new manufacturing plant in the city of Nitra in western Slovakia. With its established premium automotive industry, Slovakia is an attractive possible development opportunity. The move marks the next step in the Company’s strategy to become a more […]

Software glitch forces JLR recall

Coventry based carmaker Jaguar Land Rover is recalling 65,352 cars after a software glitch caused its keyless cars to unlock themselves. In one case, a driver reported that the door opened while driving, while others were concerned that the cars were unlocking of their own accord. The models affected are the entire fleet of 2013-2016 Land Rover Range Rover, the last of which […]

JLR to build cars in Austria

Luxury carmaker Jaguar Land Rover has signed up Austrian contractor Magna Steyr to build future vehicles, as its own UK plants are currently working close to full capacity. The vast majority of cars they made last year, rolled off production lines at the JLR plants in Castle Bromwich, Solihull and Halewood. The company also has a smaller plants in India, […]

JLR monitors brain waves

Jaguar Land Rover has revealed a range of new road safety technology research projects that are being developed to reduce the number of accidents caused by drivers who are stressed, distracted and not concentrating on the road ahead. The Jaguar Land Rover ‘Sixth Sense’ research projects utilises advanced technology, from sports, medicine and aerospace, to monitor the driver’s heart rate, […]

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