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ADAS Engineering Jobs – We’re hiring!

Edison are currently looking for a number of engineers with experience in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) to work on long-term projects in the UK.

We’re looking for outgoing and enthusiastic engineers with a strong technical background in systems, software, and hardware engineering.  Your skills should include a broad understanding in automotive electrical systems in areas such as ADAS, chassis / powertrain control, and have knowledge of tools such as DOORS, SysML, Matlab / Simulink and the Vector CAN toolset (i.e. CANalyzer / CANoe).

Specific experience in the following areas would be of significant interest:

  • Vehicle diagnostics / network architecture
  • ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control), AEBS (Active Emergency Braking Systems), Lane Keeping Assist
  • Vehicle radar systems
  • Automotive (or similar) camera technology

We have roles available from entry-level through to experienced engineers.

If you’d like to find out more, please get in touch at your earliest convenience and one of our consultants will contact you for an initial discussion. Register or Contact us now.

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Infotainment Systems Growing Fast

Connected vehicle market predicted to grow to €110 billion by 2020

The connected vehicle market could be worth €110 billion by 2020, according to Volkswagen, forcing OEMs to redesign infotainment systems and the human-machine interface.

As the demand for improved in-vehicle systems continues to grow, driven by the consumer electronics industry, many OEMs are investing in research centres to increase development of infotainment systems. Among these OEMs, Jaguar Land Rover has recently opened a research facility in North America, as well as Ford who have opened a research centre in Palo Alto, California.

OEMs are also developing more intuitive human-machine interface systems that minimise driver distraction – moving away from traditional ‘one click for one function’ systems.  They are putting more focus on software development, working closely with third parties such as Google & Apple, to develop additional functions and tap into the app ecosystems.

In recent news, both Google & Apple have gone head-to-head to fight for their place within future connected vehicles. Google are developing their Android Auto system, whilst Apple are developing their rival system, CarPlay. Both infotainment systems are designed to minimise driver distraction, by implementing tasks such as navigation, communication and music apps, creating fully automated systems.

In the coming weeks and months, OEMs around the world will begin selling vehicles capable of running Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, or both.  The systems go far beyond the current Bluetooth functionality and allow for Google’s or Apple’s operating system to essentially take over the centre screen and certain buttons within the car.

While the idea of constantly connected drivers using the roads through apps and voice tasks raises concerns about distracted driving, both Google and Apple say their systems are designed with the opposite goal: to make mobile-phone drivers safer.

Dr Volkmar Tanneberger, VW’s head of electrical/electronics development, said: “Smartphones are part of everyday life. Our systems allow you to display and control all functions via the infotainment system. This year we will add Apple CarPlay and Android Auto so you can use almost any phone in your vehicle.


Edison Technical Recruitment have job opportunities within automotive infotainment systems for automotive OEMs across the UK.  To search our latest jobs, click here.

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Automotive Powertrain Engineer jobs

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Automotive Powertrain Engineers required for various vehicle development projects

Our client, a luxury car manufacturer across the West Midlands are looking for good project engineers, test engineers & design engineers for various contracting jobs within their Powertrain division.  The Powertrain division is primarily responsible for engine systems of future vehicle programmes including; project planning, design & optimisation, quality & testing.

These positions are extremely long-term – and in our experience so far, contracts are being extended on a rolling basis as well as there being opportunities to be taken on permanently.

You should be an experienced and enthusiastic automotive engineer, currently looking for a long term assignment in a growing, progressive UK car company. All the positions are based within Coventry or Warwick, which are easily commutable from surrounding areas such as Birmingham, Solihull, Nuneaton, Banbury, Leicester, Northampton.

These automotive powertrain engineer jobs are currently available:

 

Project Engineer (28251) – Coventry – Programme / Project Planning – £22.35 per hour – read more…

Project Engineer (28236) – Warwick – Quality / Engine / Transmission Components – £22.35 per hour  – read more…

Test Engineer (28235) – Warwick – Inline Automatic Transmission Systems – £19.03 per hour – read more…

CAE Analyst (28234) – Coventry – CAE Design for Engine Systems – £30.19 per hour – read more…

Catia V5 CAD Engineer (28233) – Warwick – Component Packaging / Modelling / Design – £24.62 per hour – read more…

Specialist Engineer (28206) – Warwick – Cooling Systems Circuit Design – £25.66 per hour – read more…

Project Engineer (28205) – Warwick – Automotive Fuels & Cooling Systems – £22.35 per hour – read more…

Software Engineer (28193) – Warwick – Electrical Systems & Vehicle Dynamics – £28.69 per hour – read more…

Calibration Engineer (28177) – Coventry – EMS Gasoline / Diesel Projects – £29.82 per hour – read more…

Development Engineer (28002) – Coventry – Dyno Engine Testing – £21.11 per hour – read more…

 

If you are interested in any of the above automotive powertrain engineer jobs and possess the skills & experience within the area specified, we would be delighted to hear from you.  Please send your CV to info@www.edisontechnical.co.uk/ and reference the job number you would be interested in.

Please note we cannot accept candidates from non-EU citizens who require a visa / work permit / sponsorship to work in the UK.

For a full list of our current vacancies click here.

 

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Autonomous Cars – Cars of the Future?

This week autonomous cars have been thrown back into the limelight because of rumours that Apple are learning how to make a self-driving car.

Google’s idea to develop their own self-driving car was met with the same hostility, and it is only natural that Apple are going to be met with the same. Researchers from the the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute have even looked into the so-called benefits of driver-less cars – and it’s not all positive.

Various studies on road accidents concluded that it’s not clear a self-driving car would ever be safer than an experienced middle-aged driver (the safest age group). Not all accidents are caused by drivers: 80% of accidents involving pedestrians at crossings are the fault of the pedestrian, they say. Weather, road conditions and vehicle failure can also be factors. None of these will be eliminated by autonomous vehicles.

Moreover, human drivers and autonomous cars could be sharing roads for several decades. Humans won’t be able to use eye contact with driver-less cars to predict the behaviour of autonomous cars or get feedback signals, a key aspect of how they interact with other drivers currently.

Regardless of this debate, we can’t help but notice the extraordinary talent of the automotive designers now behind Apple. Watch the video below showcasing a shape-shifting-fabric-covered car, developed by a designer now working alongside apple. Aren’t you a little bit intrigued what these Apple cars could look like?

 

Are you fore or against autonomous, self-driving cars? Become part of the debate now! Post your comments below.

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Happy Birthday Thomas Edison

The inspiration behind our white and yellow name, the legendary engineer, inventor and businessman, Thomas Edison, would have celebrated his 168th birthday today. This month, in commemoration of Thomas Edison’s birthday, we have been referencing various quotes and facts to provide you with more information about the man himself.  We have shared his first drawings of the Phonograph, his first notable invention, as well as various inspirational quotes that have continued to inspire the world today.

Thomas Edison once said, “there is no substitute for hard-work”.  Edison Technical Recruitment are focused on the same worth ethic. We strive to always go the extra mile for our candidates and clients and build relationships based on trust, integrity and most importantly hard-work.  All things we believe Thomas Edison achieved.

Happy Birthday Thomas Edison!

Keep up to date with all our latest Thomas Edison inspired posts by visiting www.facebook.com/edisontechnical.

 

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Refer a friend and get rewarded

Edison Technical Recruitment are always seeking good, hard-working individuals who are looking for the next challenging step in their career. That’s why we place a high value on the recommendations we receive from our candidates and clients.

If you recommend a friend or colleague to us who is not already registered, you will receive up to £300* when we place them in a new role.

We are interested in hearing from people who are currently working within the automotive, aerospace, telecommunications and IT sectors and looking for the next step in their career.

To refer a friend to us please simply visit our recommend a friend page and fill in your contact details in the form provided. Terms and conditions apply.

 

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The new Ford Focus RS is here

This week Ford released the first official pictures of the much anticipated Ford Focus RS, and we think it looks great. Scheduled to come off the assembly lines by 2016, the upcoming Ford Focus RS will sport a 2.3 litre ecoboost engine and delivers an impressive 315 horsepower.

The exterior of the car speaks for itself. Sporty, dramatic and powerful. The car’s muscular bodykit – including a redesigned front bumper, grille and rear spoiler – has been developed with aerodynamics in mind. This has subsequently created a car that is efficient, with increased grip & handling.

The focus of this car has not been about cost but about new technology, making it one of the most technically advanced cars Ford has ever produced. It is not confirmed how much the Ford Focus RS will cost but early indications are around the £30k mark.

Full specifications of the car will be revealed next month when the car makes its first appearance at the Geneva Motor Show next month. In the mean time though, it is clear to say, this Ford Focus RS is promising to be very successful for Ford.


 

Edison Technical Recruitment are proud to be in partnership with many of the UK’s major automotive OEMs and tier one suppliers.  If you are an automotive engineer and want to influence and become a part of future vehicle programmes, get in touch with your CV.