Three new technology hubs will be opened in Munich, Germany, Bologna, Italy, and Madrid, Spain, by Jaguar Land Rover for the development of autonomous vehicle technologies as part of the OEM’s partnership with artificial intelligence company Nvidia.
The facilities will be used to develop the self-driving systems for JLR’s next generation vehicles. The locations were chosen due to the local availability of digital engineering specialists, and the OEM states that the move will create approximately 100 engineering jobs focused on developing driver assistance systems and artificial intelligence for self-driving cars. The OEM already has six international technology hubs in the USA, China, India and Europe.
In 2022, JLR and Nvidia announced a multiyear agreement to co-develop the computer brains and nervous systems for Jaguars and Land Rovers launching in 2025 and beyond.