US automotive tech group expands into UK
US-based automotive technology company ClearMotion has expanded into the UK after setting up a new operation in the Midlands.
The leader in predictive road-sensing technology is now occupying new workshop space at MIRA Technology Park in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, which will be its main European test centre.
The company said it will use the facilities' skills, test and development infrastructure to better access and expand its EU customer base.
ClearMotion has developed proactive ride system which combines software and hardware to respond to road conditions in real-time, mitigating vehicle movement across any type of terrain and improving the in-car experience.
The technology represents an important step in the industry-wide move towards autonomous driving, allowing passengers to successfully multitask while in-car including, drink coffee, read the newspaper, or write a business proposal free from jostling and bumps.
"It's an incredible time to be in automotive tech as we see game-changing innovations coming to market faster than ever," said Shakeel Avadhany, CEO and co-founder of ClearMotion.
"As a lead innovator, we constantly look for ways to challenge ourselves and push the boundaries of what our technology can do.
"MIRA Technology Park gives us a world class place to do just that. Its extensive test facilities will be an important piece of the puzzle to building an unrivalled product for automakers."
The expansion to MIRA Technology Park follows an exceptional year for ClearMotion, during which it closed a $130m investment led by J P Morgan Asset Management and forged partnerships with Bridgestone and Qualcom.
Terry Spall, commercial director at MIRA Technology Park, said: "ClearMotion has an exciting future in the European and international markets and we look forward to seeing them bring their technology to the UK.
"Choosing to move to the Midlands, and to MIRA Technology Park, demonstrates how strong the region is performing in autonomous vehicle software and technology. This will only continue to grow as more businesses like ClearMotion utilise the skills and expertise the region has to offer."