Jaguar Land Rover on Tuesday said three new engineering hubs will be opening in Europe for developing autonomous vehicle technologies as part of its partnership with Silicon Valley AI company Nvidia,
Self-driving systems for JLR’s next-generation luxury vehicles will be developed at the hubs in Munich, Bologna, and Madrid. Six global tech hubs in the United States, China, and Europe are already part of JLR.
JLR is a unit of India’s Tata Motors. The locations were chosen for the availability of digital engineering specialists and almost 100 engineering jobs will be created focusing “on developing driver assistance systems and artificial intelligence for self-driving cars of the future,” JLR said.
Last year, a multiyear agreement was announced by JLR and Nvidia under which they will jointly develop the computer brains and nervous systems for Jaguars and Land Rovers which will be launching in 2025 and beyond.
As JLR tries to catch up with Tesla Inc and other luxury car rivals, the partnership with Nvidia comes as a well-funded ally in a digital technology arms race.