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Jaguar Land Rover Partners with Nvidia on Autonomous Vehicles

Jaguar Land Rover is in collaboration with Nvidia to develop vehicles that can drive themselves, park autonomously, and provide drivers with more information and software-powered features.  These driving technologies will be deployed in all Jaguar and Land Rover models in 2025, positioning Jaguar Land Rover to better compete with Tesla.

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This post is based on the Reuters article, Jaguar Land Rover, Nvidia ally in vehicle software arms race, by Joseph White, February 16, 2022; the Motley Fool article, 300 Billion Reasons to Buy Nvidia Stock, by Harsh Chauhan, April 9, 2022; and the YouTube video in the Spotlight. Image source: gorodenkoff/Getty Images.

Discussion Questions:

1.  Why is the partnership between Jaguar Land Rover and Nvidia regarded as a strategic operations decision?

Guidance: The partnership allows Jaguar Land Rover to deploy digital technologies in the design of its vehicle to better compete with Tesla.  In other words, the partnership enables Jaguar Land Rover to improve its competitiveness through product design, which is a strategic operations decision.

2. What key factor accounts for Jaguar Land Rover’s collaboration with Nvidia?

Guidance: The main factor is technological.  Driving technologies in general and self-driving technologies in particular have been deployed in vehicles that are spawning a new generation of autonomous vehicles.

To be competitive, Jaguar Land Rover is making necessary product design changes to make vehicles capable of driving and parking themselves, and serving as a source of information and processing power to their drivers.

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