Technology from Limerick could be sold to the world's largest car brands, as the drive for driverless cars moves forward.
German technology company Bosch set up an Automotive Research and Development Centre there last August.
Its focus is on semiconductor products, as well as automotive electronics.
The company says this includes radar sensors, which can be used for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) like emergency braking, collision avoidance and adaptive cruise control.
Vonjy Rajakoba is managing director of Bosch UK and Ireland.
He told Breakfast Business their plan is to sell these products worldwide.
"We are one of the major automotive equipment companies, and we are developing this indeed for the car manufacturers worldwide.
"Our ambition is to remain a leading player for autonomous driving, and in driving assistance systems".
But he says legislators need to catch up with the technology.
"On one side there is the technology development, which is accelerating in the last years.
"On the other side, we need actually a regulatory framework which allows that.
"So it's a combination of the readiness of the technology - and I say it we are very far advanced - and also the available framework in order to allow to do that safely.
"Self-driving vehicles require different regulations than human-driven vehicles.
"There the framework is not yet ready - but we're working altogether with the Government in order to give our input and contribute to the shaping of that framework".