New centre of excellence continues York’s role at cutting edge of smart transport

The Leader of the Council has joined car software pioneer ETAS to officially launch their new Centre of Excellence in Fulford.

Leader of the Council, Councillor Keith Aspden with Vonjy Rajakoba, Managing Director of Bosch UK, and Nigel Tracey, Vice President of RTA Solutions at ETAS

The new site for ETAS Centre of Excellence for Embedded Software, on Hospital Fields Road, Fulford, is the centrepiece of a £1.6m expansion of the Bosch subsidiary’s long-established presence in York.

Cllr Keith Aspden joined Vonjy Rajakoba, Managing Director of Bosch UK, and Nigel Tracey, Vice President RTA Solutions at ETAS to officially launch the new Centre of Excellence today, in which the company will write software designed to support future generations of advanced autonomous and highly automated driving.

The £1.6m investment and expansion will bring a wide range of new highly skilled jobs to the area, and potentially 60-plus positions will be created over the next months. These experts in autonomous vehicle software will also create a significant supply chain impact for automotive software.

This investment further cements the York’s place at the heart of SMART transport initiatives, which are reducing congestion and improving air quality in the city. 

Councillor Keith Aspden, Leader of City of York Council, said:

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