Jaguar Land Rover was among leading automotive manufacturers and suppliers attending the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) 'Our Future Mobility Now' conference in Brussels to mark the 20th Anniversary of ACEA. The event ran for a week and intended to bring together Europe’s brightest young talent to discuss the big issues facing the automotive industry.
Jaguar Land Rover has a proud history of engaging and inspiring young people to think about the challenges facing engineers in the dynamic and fast paced auto industry. From grassroot schemes in schools across the UK to its industry leading graduate scheme, developing skills, driving innovation and encouraging a future generation of engineers has long been at the heart of the Company's agenda. Attending the event on behalf of Jaguar Land Rover was Tata Motors Group Chief Executive Officer, Carl-Peter Forster. Mr Forster participated in a debate with leading figures from industry and Government and a selection of invited young delegates to discuss the ever pressing issue of 'Skills for the Future'.
Students, academics and industry figures attending the event were able to visit Jaguar Land Rover's stand where the company showcased two of its innovative research projects, 'Data Fusion' and '3D Sensor' both of which demonstrate cutting edge technology to improve pedestrian detection and advance 3D vehicle rendering. They were able to talk to a number of graduates on the company's 'Times Top 100' recognised scheme. Commenting on the show, Mike Wright, Executive Director of Jaguar Land Rover said, 'The automotive sector is experiencing an unprecedented period of change as we look to more sustainable, cost effective and innovative solutions to personal transportation. We at Jaguar Land Rover understand that the future of our company lies in the hands of the next generation of engineers – young people who are inspired and excited by an opportunity to shape the future of the industry. We need however to do more to ensure that these individuals are turned on to the opportunities before them and events such as the 'Future Mobility Now' conference provide a real platform to do this.'