Since its establishment in the early 1960s, the Shannon Free Zone has gained global recognition for being instrumental in delivering many innovations, from the world’s first duty free zone, the birthplace of aviation leasing, and the spawning of a dynamic sub-supply base to respond to the needs of Ireland’s first influx of foreign direct investment.
However, as befitting a new decade, the next innovative offering from Shannon, outlined at a recent Shannon Chamber webinar, will take Shannon to yet more new heights, this time in the future mobility space.
The decision to establish a Future Mobility Campus in Shannon was born out of a realisation that Ireland needs to derive the economic benefits arising from the global opportunity that connected and autonomous vehicles offer and the fact that many countries have already established testbeds.
The large audience who logged in to the Webinar heard about the ambitious plans to create and deliver future mobility testbed facilities at Shannon Free Zone. This testbed will stimulate research, development and innovation in the area of autonomous connected electric shared vehicles (ACES), including connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) in Ireland. It will benefit development and innovation not only for the automotive industry but also for a range of other industries including telecommunications, computing, and artificial intelligence.
Source：The CLARE HERALD