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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.

Not sure your current skills & experience are enough to get you a job in this area? Let our team of experts give you the best possible advice on the next step of your career. Register your CV with us and we’ll be in touch for an initial, confidential discussion.

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ADAS Software & Systems Engineers WANTED

Due to huge growth in the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems team of one of our major automotive clients, we’re urgently looking for a large number of software and systems engineers to work in this rapidly-advancing sector.

We’re looking for a number of roles within this team, namely the following:

  1. Controls Systems Engineers
  2. Software / Systems Engineers
  3. Diagnostics and ECU Architecture Engineers
  4. AUTOSAR Software Architect
  5. Functional Safety Engineer
  6. Virtual Validation Engineers

Skills we’re particularly interested in are as follows:

  • Control Systems Engineering (Matlab / Simulink)
  • Virtual Validation (IPG Carmaker)
  • HIL / SIL / MIL testing
  • Requirements Management
  • Functional Safety / ISO26262
  • ASPICE
  • Diagnostics / CAN / Flexray / Vector toolset (CANalyzer / CANoe)
  • DOORS / SysML

If you feel you may be interested in any of the above roles, or would like to find out more about these excellent, long-term contract opportunities, please do get in touch.  We would also like to hear from anyone interested in roles on a permanent basis as this may well be an option in the near future.

Please note: If you require visa sponsorship to work in the UK for any employer you CANNOT be considered for these jobs.

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Jaguar Land Rover Develops Technology to Detect Potholes

Jaguar Land Rover announced this week their pioneering ‘Pothole Alert’ research project which could help save motorists billions of pounds in punctures, vehicle damage and road accidents every year. The cost of vehicle damage caused by potholes in the UK is estimated at £2.8bn every year and Jaguar Land Rover plan ensure their vehicles can identify the location and severity of potholes and broken manhole covers – and adjust suspension in milliseconds. This Research Project will work alongside the Coventry City Council to help understand how sharing data with road authorities could enhance the speed and efficiency of road repairs.

The first vehicle to be equipped with this technology will be the Range Rover Evoque which will take place at Jaguar Land Rover’s Advanced Research Centre in the UK.

Dr Mike Bell, Global Connected Car Director, Jaguar Land Rover said: “At the moment the most accurate data comes from when the car has driven over the pothole or manhole. So we are also researching how we could improve the measurement and accuracy of pothole detection by scanning the road ahead, so the car could predict how severe they are before the vehicle gets near them.”

Ultimately this piece of technology will continue the progression of the autonomous, connected car which many automotive OEMs are feeling the pressure to research & develop. Car connectivity, advanced driver safety and infotainment features are advancing fast and it has become a battleground amongst OEMs to differentiate themselves in a highly competitive market. Jaguar Land Rover without a doubt appear to be one of the fore-runners.

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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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New Jaguar XF revealed 2015

Exclusive pics, a dramatic appearance on wires and more details on the spec: The new Jaguar XF is being revealed, and it shouldn’t disappoint.

Promising less weight and improved agility, Jaguar’s latest luxurious saloon has got everyone excited. What has been a relatively silent lead up to the new XF, the mystery surrounding this car is being slowly revealed by Jaguar in exclusive teaser pics and they only prove that Jaguar are still pushing the limits of it’s competition. Due on sale in 2015, Jaguar’s new XF is attracting even the most loyal Porsche and BMW lovers, and with most of the spec now revealed, you can understand why.

New Jaguar XF: style & technology combined

The original XF appeared in 2007 and Jaguar has done much to keep up with the latest technological and advanced engineering demands. The Jaguar XF appears to look somewhat the same but the foundation of the car is much different.  Weighing significantly less, the new XF is constructed from more than 75% aluminium which has meant the car will be significantly stiffer and subsequently more agile.  The new XF is also expected to be bigger than the model it replaces, creating more of a contrast between itself and the XE (due to be released also this year).

Following Jaguar’s £500m investment in it’s new Wolverhampton engine plant, it is not surprising that the new Jaguar XF will be equipped with the new Ingenium engine it has developed as a result. Full details of what the 2.0-litre-petrol four cylinder is capable of is yet to be revealed, however it is certain to be one of the cleanest cars on the road.

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Inside the new Jaguar XF

The interior of the XF proves why Jag is one of the most luxurious brands out there. The plush leather seats, wood trim & silver metal finish all add a touch of class to the XF which makes it feel every inch a luxury executive saloon. Jaguar’s new InControl infotainment and connectivity system is fully integrated into this car and has replaced what was an ageing interface in the previous XF range. What is most advantageous in the Jag’s infotainment system is the ability to be integrate with both Apple and Android smartphones making this car fully operational to most consumers. Other exciting features include an app which allows you to pre-heat or cool the interior before you have even entered the vehicle, unlock the doors and locate the car in a crowded car park. 

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The new Jaguar XF unveil – 24.03.2015

Jaguar have set out to prove the weight-loss and agility of the new XF by dramatically suspending the vehicle above wires across the River Thames.  What’s in store for later? Follow us to find out more!