Autonomous Acceleration

Ireland is keen to position itself as a hub for connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) technologies and to share in a global market predicted to be worth €70bn by 2035. According to John McCarthy, Leader, Intelligent Mobility at Arup, around 100,000 new jobs could be created in Ireland in direct and indirect services for CAVs by 2030. Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists, working across every aspect of today’s built environment.

First up, McCarthy points out that connected and autonomous vehicles are not one and the same thing. “They’re two completely different markets that touch upon each other quite strongly,” he says.

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Fitbit Announces 50 New Jobs for Dublin

31/08/2016 NO REPRO FEE, MAXWELLS DUBLIN Pictured at Fitbit’s new Dublin office are Woody Scal, Chief Business Offce at Fitbit,James Park, CEO of Fitbit, Mary Mitchell O'Connor, Minister of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Des Power, Managing Director, Europe, Middle East, Africa, at Fitbit and Mary Buckley, Executive Director at IDA Ireland. The new office based at 76 Baggot Street will serve as Fitbit’s EMEA headquarters and will house the strategic business functions for the region, including senior management roles, sales, marketing, operations, finance and customer support staff. The company hopes to grow to approximately 50 people by the end of the year with the potential to grow to 100 by the end of 2017. Fitbit pioneered the connected health and fitness market starting in 2007, and since then, has grown into a leading global health and fitness brand, shipping over 48.7 million devices globally. PIC: NO FEE, MAXWELLPHOTOGRAPHY.IE

Fitbit, Inc. an American company known for its development of products connected to the health and fitness industry, has announced the opening of its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) headquarters in Dublin.

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