New technologies for Jaguar
According to ‘The Sunday Times’, the UK-based luxury car maker plans to create 150 jobs at the site, where it will research new technologies related to battery-powered cars and automated driving.
“The new facility provides an exciting opportunity for us to pioneer future autonomous and electrification technologies,” declared Nick Rogers, JLR’s executive director of product engineering.
The Irish town of Shannon is seen as a hi-tech hotbed, with companies including American chip giant Intel setting up base there. JLR said its new site would “complement” more than 10,000 engineers in the UK, in a move backed by Ireland’s Investment Development Agency (IDA).
“Having a globally recognised company of such international standing will greatly enhance Shannon’s reputation as a centre of excellence for such business. The 150 jobs will be of significant benefit to Clare and the midwest region,” said Martin Shanahan of IDA Ireland