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Jaguar Land Rover is making all-terrain autonomy a reality

Coventry, UK, 30TH May 2018 – Jaguar Land Rover is developing autonomous cars capable of all-terrain, off-road driving in any weather condition. The world-first ‘CORTEX’ project will take self-driving cars off-road, ensuring they are fully capable in any weather condition: dirt, rain, ice, snow or fog. Read More

Salford University launches autonomous vehicle degrees

The courses are thought to be the first in Europe to train engineers in the trio of emerging vehicle technologies – electric, hybrid and driverless.“The rise of new vehicles over the next decade will be vast and transformational,” said Ghasem Nasr. Read More

Driverless cars ‘will cost lives at first’ says former highways chief

A former highways agency chief who served under President Obama said it is inevitable that driverless cars will kill people as they appear on the road. Dr Mark Rosekind, warned that “there will be some lives lost”. Read More

The World’s Smallest Autonomous Drone Takes Flight in Europe

Researchers from the University of Bologna and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (otherwise known as the ETH Zurich) claim to have engineered the world’s smallest autonomous drone, according to a recent report. Read More

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Modelling World 2018: 5 June 2018 – Modelling World is the UK & Europe’s longest running, best attended and biggest annual exhibition and conference for transport and pedestrian modelling professionals, data scientists, transport economists and behaviour change experts. Read More

Blockchain: a waste of resources, or the future of networking?: 5 June 2018 – Blockchain is a technology gaining wide interest, yet is not without its controversies. So join us as we try to cut through the hype and debate this topical subject at this evening event. Read More

Automechanika Birmingham: 5-7 June 2-18 – This summer, Birmingham will again become the central hub for the UK’s automotive industry as it unites with Automechanika Birmingham, bringing thousands of visitors to the region. Read More

Mass network densification for 5G – is the UK ready?: 6 June 2018 – The need for mass indoor small cell deployments to provide sufficient capacity has been overhyped for GSM, 3G and currently LTE networks, but has failed to materialise. Small cells seem to be growing in size and moving outside, while their numbers remain small, so what will make it different for 5G? Read More

Electric Vehicles: Towards an Excellent User Experience: 7 June 2018 – Join us for the launch of Electric Vehicles: Towards an Excellent User Experience, a new report published by the Energy Systems, High Value Manufacturing, Future Cities and Transport System Catapults on behalf of Innovate UK. Read More

Digital Business Drop-In – 7 June 2018 – If you are an innovator looking for support to help you grow your business, join us at a our monthly informal information and networking drop-in event.  The session is designed to support digital companies and learn more about the Innovate UK family, including the Digital Catapult and the Knowledge Transfer Network, as well as other organisations that have opportunities and support for UK based businesses across all sectors. Read More

CW Talk: Solving rural connectivity: regulation or innovation?: 12 June 2018 – The second of our CW Talks will examine whether technology can now bridge the “digital divide” given the tough economic realities of providing coverage to rural areas and asks the question “Do rural communities need something more radical? What new players may have a solution?” Read More

AI at Eversheds Sutherland – taking the legal world by storm: June 13 2018 – This event is an opportunity for you to understand how Eversheds Sutherland are at the forefront of technology in the legal world as well as see a live demonstration of how our robots work. Read More

Greening Birmingham’s Transportation – opportunities for your business: 14 June 2018 – The UK government is putting in place measures to tackle air pollution from vehicles and the resultant health problems. Birmingham is one of the first 6 cities that will be mandated to introduce a Clean Air Zone (CAZ). Read More

Transport Data Initative #7: Leeds: June 21 2018 – Confirmed Presentations -‘Energy perspective of our future transport needs’ – David Richardson, Innovate UK; ‘Developing the CAV ecosystem in Oxfordshire’ – Llewelyn Morgan, Oxfordshire County Council; ‘CAVs In South Gloucestershire’ – John McNicol, South Gloucestershire Council. Read More

Oxford Cambridge Corridor Economic Growth Conference 2018 – June 21 2018 – The Oxford Cambridge Corridor Economic Growth Conference in association with Bouygues Energies & Services takes place on June 21st in Milton Keynes and will be a day of discussion and opportunity with the region’s business and public sector leaders coming together to discuss and debate the key business themes and opportunities for growth. Read More

QA Hack: AI Hackathon: 23 June 2018 – Join QA’s 7 hour hackathon and delve deeper into the world of AI. Whether you are an expert or a newbie in AI, we welcome you to join this event to prototype and find solutions to real-world problems. The challenges will be announced during the kick off of the event, you will be able to pick one of the challenges to work on with a team. Read More

CAV R&D Event: 26 June 2018 – Connected and Autonomous Vehicles come closer to a reality. In the Industrial Strategy Challenge, 4 main themes have been identified by the Government as areas of focus for investments. Although one of the core areas of the “Future of Mobility” theme, CAVs have the potential of touching on all the areas identified (Clean GrowthAI and Data as well as Ageing Society). Read More

TaaS Technology Conference: Transportation-as-a-Service: 9-10th July 2018 – Transportation-as-a-Service Conference is a new two-day global conference and exhibition dedicated to covering the key topics of the Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) and TaaS industry and it will take place on July 9th and 10th 2018. Read More

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Transport Systems Catapult: Team Leader – Business & Economic Modelling Team – Reporting to a Head of Project Delivery (HPD), the Team Leader will have a dual role within the business.  They will be responsible for the leadership, management and development of the Business & Economic Modelling Team, as well as providing technical direction and assurance of the work that the team is inputting into bids, proposals and project tasks.  The time input of the team leader is estimated to be split 50:50 between people management and technical work. Apply

Sepura: Product Manager – The Product Manager works within a team of product owners and collaboratively develops a roadmap of capabilities based upon market demand and product innovation that supports the needs of our customer base. The Product Manager works closely with both the development and delivery teams as well as the bid and sales teams in Sepura to create the best products and services to meet customer demands and grow our market share. Apply

Plextek: Product Designer – Plextek is growing fast to meet market demand and wish to recruit an experienced Product Designer to join our highly capable product design team.The product designer will play a key role in concept generation in conjunction with new and existing clients. Apply

Amazing Prospects: Deep Learning and Machine Learning Engineer – This is going to be just the job for a bright, enthusiastic graduate engineer interested in collecting, extracting, visualising and understanding knowledge from complex sources. This recent start-up is now ready to run and needs someone to work on research and development of Deep Learning, Bio-NLP and Artificial intelligence. Apply

Transport Systems Catapult: Senior Software Engineer – Be the lead for software development team and projects; Mentor and coach technologist and graduate technologist software engineers; ‘Glue’ together systems to integrate 3rd party systems, usually web services, to build fusion engines; Establish, manage and maintain quality assurance measures, coding standards and governance for software development. Apply

Kiss Communication: Digital Project Manager – KISS is an ambitious, strategy-led creative agency with a focus on science, technology and education. As our name suggests, we Keep It Successfully Simple in the way we think, work and create. KISS is based in Cambridge, the UK’s fastest growing city economy. Apply

Analysys Mason: Marketing Executive – We are looking for a Marketing Executive to join our team in Cambridge to promote our consulting and research expertise in the telecommunication, media and technology space. You will work alongside senior members of the Marketing team, Consultants, Analysts and the sales team to build and implement an effective brand marketing strategy. Apply

Bango: Systems Developer – At Bango all systems are GO! We currently have a lot of interesting new challenges working with some of our partners like Google, Mozilla, Amazon, Samsung, Blackberry and Microsoft. We need more hands on deck, or on keyboards, as it were. So if you’re a talented developer looking for a career in a fast-paced, innovative company, we want you! Apply

Cambridge Broadband Networks: Software Test Engineer – Working within our software development operations team, developing pipelines for our CI / CD systems (Jenkins, etc) and providing a testing framework for others to use : Reviewing test cases and occasionally writing tests, Supporting and maintaining our CI / CD hardware, including our bespoke HW test environment. Apply

Transport Systems Catapult: Business Analyst – This role is focused on providing and leading high-quality data analysis, qualitative research, reporting and commercial/business intelligence to support the successful delivery of projects and programmes with an emphasis on supporting our initiatives looking at New Mobility Services and business models and our Open Data Platform. Apply