Jaguar and Intel to Work on Next Generation Vehicle Technology
Jaguar and Intel have collaborated to improve its research and product development on future vehicle infotainment technologies. Both companies will start this with the opening of a new Technology R&D center in Portland, Oregon.
Elliot Garbus, vice-president and general manager, Automotive Solutions Division, Intel Corporation, said: “Consumers expect their in-vehicle experiences to be an integrated part of their digitally connected lifestyle; this requires enhanced levels of connectivity and intelligence in the car. As part of our work with Jaguar Land Rover, we are exploring innovative ways to inform, entertain and assist drivers and passengers in a safe way; speeding development of unique experiences from the car to the cloud. Our goal is to accelerate opportunities for new types of in-vehicle services and applications in the Internet of Things.”
The new Open Software Technology Center in Portland, which is scheduled to open in 2014, will include the Jaguar team based at the company’s product creation facility in Gaydon, UK. It will further include a team of 30 infotainment specialists, including 16 highly experienced software engineers.