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Uber launches self-driving pilot in San Francisco with Volvo Cars

Uber lays off 100 in autonomous vehicle ‘rethink’

Uber has announced it is eliminating the position of autonomous vehicle operator and has laid off around 100 such jobs shortly after a fatal crash in Pittsburgh, according to reports.The company announced around 100 autonomous vehicle operators are to be replaced, with former employees offered a severance package or 55 ‘mission specialists’ roles, which they could apply. Read More

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Milton Keynes: The Future of UK Transport Innovation

Milton Keynes has become the ideal place for new and established business to base themselves. Over the last six years the business sector in Milton Keynes has grown by 34%.  Read More

Upgrading road markings for autonomous vehicle sensors

One of the biggest issues facing the development of fully autonomous vehicles comes from perhaps not the most obvious source — the quality of road markings. “Clear visibility of road markings is required by autonomous vehicle sensors to work,” explained Harald Mosböck, executive committee member at the European Union Road Federation (ERF). Read More

What Autonomous Vehicles Can Learn from IoT about Real-Time Design

The IoT is moving at the speed of light, with new technological breakthroughs happening every day. The initial IoT innovations ramped up slowly over the past few decades, implementing new communication technologies mainly for industrial applications.  Read More

Autonomous tech vs the professional rally driver

Goodwood Festival of Speed is the place to be if you’re into cars and tech. The huge event in West Sussex has evolved a lot over the 25 years of its existence too, much like the vehicles it showcases. FOS always features the latest in cutting edge technology, some of which could be found in the Goodwood Festival of Speed Future Lab for 2018. Read More

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Innovation Loans Open Competition: 24 July 2018 – Innovate UK is running a pilot programme of loan competitions. A total of up to £50 million is available for business innovation projects. Innovate UK is working to broaden the range of innovation finance support available to businesses, so they can access funding at all stages of innovation. Read More

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence for Agriculture: 26 July 2018- This one-day networking event is aimed at Robotics & Artificial Intelligence (RAI) and Agriculture communities (including all crops, livestock and aquaculture). We will be exploring the challenges in agriculture and the potential for RAI technologies to address them. Read More

AI and the Data Economy for Batteries: 30 July 2018 – A one-day workshop in London to discuss AI, big data, data management, and machine learning for batteries. Read More

AI and Machine Learning in your Workplace: 22 August 2018 – Today’s technology moves fast, faster than we can all imagine. AI and Machine Learning are the new kids on the block, but how can you transition these technologies into your business and how do you ensure its controlled and managed. Read More

New Mobility Services as part of the Transport Cafe Series: 5 September 2018- Our SME Support and Networking event explores exciting developments in the Intelligent Mobility and Transport Innovation sector, and will also offer support and guidance. You will also have the chance to network with the TSC team and other businesses from within the industry. Read More

ITS World Congress: 17 – 21 September 2018 – The Congresses provides the ideal opportunity for all stakeholders to come together, discuss and make the necessary contacts to move initiatives forward and to develop their business by exhibiting and demonstrating state of the art ITS solutions. Read More

Jaguar Land Rover & WMG Catapult Energy Storage Technology Conference: 20 September – The High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult is the catalyst for the future growth and sucess of manufacturing in the UK. It helps accelerate new concepts to commercial reality and thereby creates a sustainable high value manufacturing future for this country. Read More

AgriTech Investment Showcase 2018: 15 October – The ongoing need for private investment in Agri-Tech to further realise the sustained public investments and technical excellence within the UK has been recognised by the KTN, and with additional Innovate UK support  we have prioritised this need and have continued to support and build the Agri-Tech Investment community.Read More

Autonomous Vehicles Expo: 14 November – The Autonomous Vehicle Expo UK runs 14th Novermber at the International Centre, Telford. It will provide a unique opportunity for companies within this market to network with a high quality and diverse audience with which to collaborate and do business. Read More

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Join the ICAV Team and help us spread the word and build a driverless vehicle ecosystem

Event / Community Manager – £25,000 – £35,000 – An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Events / Community Manager to join a online membership organisation in the intelligent Mobility and Connected Autonomous Vehicle (driverless) market, this new emerging market predicted to be valued to be over £51Bn by 2030 in the UK alone. Apply

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Transport Systems Catapult: Big Data Engineer -The essence of the role is to work with transport related datasets and get them processed into a form such that your colleagues in the data science team can run cutting edge analytics on them. Apply 

Digital Catapult: Head of Digital Manufacturing – As Head of Digital Manufacturing, you will lead and develop the partnerships, project portfolio and funding base for the Catapult’s Digital Manufacturing programme. We are looking for a driven and ambitious individual with a passion for enabling the manufacturing sector to innovate with leading edge technology. Apply

Green Energy Options: Project Manager – We are looking for an experienced technology project management professional, with strong business acumen, technical understanding and the personal drive to take ownership of a product and to deliver on time and to budget. Apply

KTN: Events Coordinator – To deliver events in order to facilitate collaboration and knowledge transfer for the benefit of the UK economy. The role will provide a service to directorates, working with Events Managers to deliver a programme of virtual and physical events to achieve identified objectives. Apply

TTP Group: Machine Learning – Working as part of TTP’s multi-disciplinary medical devices team, you’ll be collaborating with the physicists, biologists and engineers that create our sensors. As well as coding algorithms, you’ll influence the way data is gathered and define how it is stored to enable future interpretation. Apply

RealVNC: Business Development Executive – Due to our expanding product range, we urgently require an experienced and talented Business Development Executive to join our growing Sales team. This role offers a superb opportunity for a top quality sales professional to work for a successful, globally recognised brand, acknowledged as a leader in its field with many millions of global customers and fantastic future products. 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

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