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Jaguar Land Rover has announced plans to open a new UK software, IT and engineering centre in Manchester to support its strategy of introducing connected technologies in future vehicles. As it works to create the next generation of software for connected cars, the company plans to recruit a small team of UK-based IT specialists, software engineers and developers to work at its new centre. The company needs to recruit digital and...
A group of companies and associations, including FedEx, Ford, Uber and Waymo, has announced the launch of the Partnership for Transportation Innovation and Opportunity (PTIO), a collaboration committed to exploring the impact of autonomous vehicles on American workers. PTIO, whose other members include American Trucking Associations, Daimler, Lyft and Toyota Motor North America, plans to promote ‘open and thorough...
The American Center for Mobility (ACM) has commissioned a workforce study to look at the impact of connected and autonomous vehicles on today’s transportation jobs. The study, which will be undertaken by Michigan State University (MSU) and Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), will focus on driving-related jobs, including professional truck drivers, taxi drivers and delivery drivers. “Our goal is to ensure that...
When it comes to jobs and driverless cars, much of the focus is on the threat they pose to professional drivers, taking away opportunities from thousands of people who depend on driving for their livelihoods. But the advent of driverless cars may also offer opportunities for the Australian car industry, according to the head of the body representing employers in Queensland’s automotive industry. In an...