IT Tralee to hire researchers as part of project on driverless vehicles

Institute of Technology Tralee is to hire researchers as part of its collaborative project on driverless vehicles.

The college has been awarded €1.5 million for the project, which will be led by Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre.

Researchers from Irish academia, global automotive and Irish firms will collaborate on this €4.2 million project, which will look at the challenges facing the development of driverless vehicles.

Head of the School of STEM and Lero at IT Tralee, Professor Joe Walsh says companies such as American car and energy company Tesla are interested in Ireland as a base for this research because of the testing climate.

 

Professor Walsh says this project is great news for IT Tralee, and will see masters and PhD students being trained, and post-doctoral researchers being hired.