Sunday 20 October 2019

Connected car technology may be big boost for Irish jobs

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Eddie Cunningham

Eddie Cunningham

The imminent era of connected car technology and autonomous vehicles holds out the prospect of major business for Ireland, it has been claimed.

A gathering of experts at this year's Electronomous car-tech summit in Killarney were told of a promising future.

Host and former BBC Top Gear presenter Quentin Willson said our level of tech-ability and personnel will be a "major factor" for companies seeking to invest in mobility.

He said: "As we've seen and heard at this year's Electronomous event, the era of connected car technology and autonomous vehicles is coming fast, leading to huge growth in the car-tech sector and it is a great opportunity for an economy like Ireland's."

Dr Bob Flynn, Enterprise Ireland, also told delegates: "Ireland is rightly renowned as a global technology hub and we all know that most of the big players have their European base here. Any company looking to invest in this mobility revolution can take advantage of Ireland's excellent indigenous business infrastructure, stellar technology credentials and world renowned research expertise."

The summit attracted an international line-up of experts.

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