The Volkswagen group, in a broad management reshuffle at Bentley, appointed Astrid Fontaine to the position of board member responsible for human resources, digitalization and IT at the Britain-based luxury brand. Fontaine, currently in charge of HR, culture and innovation at Porsche North America, succeeds Marlies Rogait. The appointment, which takes effect January 1, is Read More..
Jaguar Land Rover is investing 25 million dlrs in US ride-sharing company Lyft, in a move that confirms the auto industryâ€™s resolve to add newÂ revenue streams to its traditional business. JLR, which is owned by Indiaâ€™s Tata Group, said it will make the investment through its InMotion venture capital unit. Lyft is a fast-growing new Read More..
(Bloomberg) –Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. said it intends to build electric cars in the UK if the government can overcome shortfalls in available energy and infrastructure investment, potentially giving Britain a manufacturing boost as it leaves the European Union. The company, which employs about 40,000 people in the UK, said it aimed to build new Read More..
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has launched a separate company tasked with quickly developing apps and on-demand services. The move is part of a trend among automakersÂ to take direct charge of technologies that will redefine the carÂ industry. Britain-based JLR, which is owned by India’s Tata Group, said InMotion, as the new unit is called, will be Read More..
Jaguar Land Rover is researching whether a car could capture a driver’s brainwaves to identify whether he or she is distracted. The research project, which is called “Mind Sense,” wants to see whether car systems could detect whether a driver isn’t fully concentrated, despite having his hands on the wheel and his eyes on the Read More..
Jaguar Land Rover is expanding its advancedÂ engineering and design center in Whitley, England, in a move to speed up the development of technologically sophisticated premium vehicles. The British carmaker, which is owned by India’s Tata Group, said in a press release that it is making a multi-million pound investment in Whitley, where it has acquired Read More..
Jaguar Land Rover, in a research project, is reimagining the cockpit to give drivers better visibility and, thereby, reduce the rate of traffic accidents. The UK-based premium car group unveiled what it called a “360 virtual urban windscreen,” which uses transparent roof pillars to let drivers look all around their cars.Â And, to assist themÂ with navigation, Read More..
LONDON — The auto industry is coming to grips with the broad implications of connectivity, but it will be a while before carmakers and drivers will start reaping the full benefits of new information technologies. In the meantime, ties between traditional carmakers and new automotive players will have to be strengthened; car retailing is in Read More..