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The Future of Autonomous Technology

Research & Development centres are cropping up across the UK in order to keep up with the demand for new autonomous technology.

As a result Land Rover are researching a new remote control technology that represents a stepping stone towards the fully autonomous car. It could be used by the driver to manoeuvre their car out of difficult situations safely or negotiate challenging terrain, whilst walking alongside the car at a maximum speed of 4mph.

Watch the video below to see this technology in action!

Do you want to contribute to future autonomous technology in the UK? Edison Technical Recruitment currently have various Systems & Software Engineering job opportunities working within the Advanced Driver Assistance System departments for several automotive OEMs. View our latest job opportunities now.

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Fully autonomous cars in the UK

Connected Cars WILL provide a BIG boost to the Midlands growing automotive sector

A report commissioned by the Society of Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) have predicted that connected cars, or more rather the ‘driver-less car’, will have a massive impact on the UKs automotive & manufacturing sector, specifically in the Midlands.

As well as creating a £51 billion opportunity for businesses and potentially thousands of jobs in the automotive manufacturing sector, the report predicts connected cars will also improve road safety, reduce congestion, increase vehicle efficiency and cut c02 emissions.  All this will evidently provide a huge boost for an already growing automotive sector in the Midlands.

Last month we suggested that the fully autonomous car is still a long way off, but new reports have suggested that they may be a lot closer than we first originally thought. The report provided by the SMMT predicts that by 2030 every new car will have some form of connectivity, and this can certainly be evident in cars coming of the production line even today, from the likes of Jaguar, Ford & BMW. More than a quarter of these cars however will become fully autonomous, and research suggests it will prevent more than 25,000 serious accidents on the road.

Last month Jaguar Land Rover announced plans to boost the Midlands automotive industry by investing £400 million at its Castle Bromwich plant in order to build the new Jaguar XE. Furthermore, last week Geely, owner of the London Taxi Company, announced plans to invest a staggering £1 billion in the Midlands to produce its electric-hybrid London Black Cab. This glowing future predicted for the automotive sector will further enhance the UKs car manufacturing sector, which is up more than 50% in the past five years alone.

Finally, the report has forecast that over 320,000 jobs will be created in the UK by 2030 of which 25,000 will be within the automotive manufacturing sector, mainly within the Midlands. This all means that it is a very exciting time to be an automotive engineer!

Whether you are a recent graduate with an automotive-related degree, or you are a professional seeking your next career move in the automotive industry, Edison Technical Recruitment would be delighted to help you in your job search. Simply contact us or take a look at our current vacancies in the automotive industry now.

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The Rise of Vehicle Technology

As the UKs automotive sector continues to grow, so does the demand for skilled engineers

Over the last couple of years we have seen a huge growth in the automotive industry and it looks to continue for a long time to come.  Key UK OEMs – such as Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley, and Aston Martin – have several new vehicles due to launch in 2015, which has increased the already high demand for skilled engineering staff in this country. According to the Engineering UK 2014 report, overall demand for engineering and manufacturing recruits is up by 40% compared to 2 years ago.  This has meant a huge overall growth in the industry and according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the market grew by 9.4% during 2014.

Edison Technical Recruitment has seen an unprecedented demand for engineers in the last 6 months, especially for highly-qualified technical engineering personnel. The rise in vehicle technology has only added to these pressures, as areas such as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Connected Car technology and suchlike all lead us to the fully autonomous car. All this has lead to huge rise in research & development centres cropping up across the UK and beyond, and with a predicted market worth of  €110 billion by 2020, you can understand why.

John McAuley, Managing Director of Edison Technical expressed these views to Brookson who have quoted him in their Economic Outlook 2015: Automotive Sector. Read the full article by visiting the Brookson website.

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