With a value of €20bn, the automotive sector is Europe’s largest investor in R&D, driving industry forward and helping deliver more sustainable motoring for the 21st century.
Globally, eight of the top 25 R&D investors are vehicle manufacturer and parts companies.
Research and development is a major part of the UK automotive sector, with a host of world-leading centres of excellence based here and dozens of fascinating careers to follow in this foundation of the UK’s industry. For more on research and development in the UK visit the Case studies, Interactive UK map and Join the industry sections.
More on careers in research and development can also be found in the Careers section.