Jaguar Land Rover to Open New Multi-Million Pound R&D Facility
Jaguar Land Rover announced they are in the process of building a new and very advance R&D center in the UK. Set to become operational in 2016, the new facility will be focused on a new cutting-edge technology, innovation and education.
Located at the University of Warwick, the National Automotive Innovation Campus (NAIC) is designed to create a large-scale collaborative research environment, bringing together brightest brains from other universities in the UK with researchers and engineers from Jaguar Land Rover. They provide the boffins with fund and state of the art technology so they can create amazing things.
The new Jaguar Land Rover center will feature engineering workshops and laboratories, advanced powertrain facilities and the latest advanced design, visualization and rapid prototyping technologies. Over 1000 academics, researchers, technologists and engineers willing in this place, which is costing JLR and its parent company TATA nearly $160m (£100m) to build.
Dr. Wolfgang Epple, Director of Research and Technology, Jaguar Land Rover, said: “Investing in collaboration, innovation, research and education is vital if we want to be on a par with our international competitors. Our future sales success, the success of our global business – and the UK economy – lies in the engineering and innovation that will take place in NAIC. Creating a new national focus for automotive research and consolidating Jaguar Land Rover’s growing research and advanced engineering operations in one center offers us huge potential. With a critical mass of research capability we will put the UK at the very center of the global automotive industry – with the NAIC at its hub.”