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New JLR centre to be located in Ryton near Coventry

The new Vehicle Operations Technical Centre Credit: Artist's impression

Jaguar Land Rover has announced that its new Vehicle Operations Technical Centre will be located in Ryton near Coventry.

The centre will create high-end bespoke and extreme performance vehicles.

Operations are due to begin towards the end of the year.

The centre will create 100 new jobs.

We are excited by the capability and potential that this new facility will give us. We will be creating truly iconic vehicles that reinforce the global reputation of both Jaguar and Land Rover brands as we expand our product portfolio and fulfil our ambitious plans.

– Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations, John Edwards

Has JLR made the 'self-learning' car of the future?

Has JLR made the car of the future? Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Birmingham-based Jaguar Land Rover says it is developing cutting-edge technology to make an "intelligent self-learning vehicle" of the future.

They say it will mean less distractions to the driver and a reduction in accidents. Computer software learns the driving style and preferences of the driver, and takes into account other factors such as time of day, traffic conditions and weather.

It uses that to predict driver behaviour and take away some of the driving 'chores', such as selecting air conditioning temperature and making a regular phone call.

Bruno Senna: Jaguar has an "amazing heritage"

Racing driver Bruno Senna says Jaguar has an "amazing heritage". The nephew of the late Ayrton Senna, three-time Formula One world champion, was speaking at the Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit.

Jaguar Land Rover announced it is building a new mini plant to build super cars and cars based on the company's historic models.

The company said hundreds of people will be employed in the new venture.

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JLR: New super car facility will create hundreds of jobs

John Edwards, Managing Director of Special Operations for Jaguar Land Rover, has been speaking to ITV News Central about plans to build a specialist super car facility in the Midlands.

The plant would have 150 specialist working on vehicles, but hundreds of other new jobs would be created.

JLR building new super car plant in the Midlands

Jaguar Land Rover is building a new mini plant to build super cars and cars based on the company's historic models. One of them is this new F-Type which copies elements of the D-Type which won Le Mans in the fifties. It was unveiled at the Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit.

The company said hundreds of people will be employed in the new venture which will be based in the Midlands. It's a completely new business being set up under the Jaguar Land Rover umbrella.

Best ever year for West Midlands at business awards

The West Midlands has enjoyed its best ever year at the Queen's Awards for Enterprise which rewards outstanding achievement by a UK business or an individual.

The region saw seven companies and a professor from Aston University pick up prizes. for international trade, innovation and enterprise promotion. The winners, which also included Jaguar Land Rover, will be able to use the Queen's Award emblem on their products for the next five years.

Dr Ralf Speth from Jaguar Land Rover said the award would give the firm a boost.

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