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New multi-million-pound ‘Smart City Mobility Centre’ announced for Warwickshire and West Midlands

WMG Chairman Professor Lord Bhattacharyya announced that Europe’s first multi-million-pound Smart City Mobility Centre will be based at the University of Warwick’s Wellesbourne campus, with driverless capable vehicle testing on the University of Warwick’s campus in Coventry and Warwickshire. Read More

Ford wants to launch a fleet of thousands of self-driving cars in 2021

The automaker believes sponsorship and ride-sharing will be key to making its nascent autonomous-car business take off. Anyone summoning a Ford self-driving taxi after the company’s service launches in 2021 could be offered detours to sponsoring stores or wind up riding alongside packages out for delivery. Read More

Waymo to Start First Driverless Car Service Next Month

Waymo, the secretive subsidiary of Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc., is planning to launch the world’s first commercial driverless car service in early December, according to a person familiar with the plans. It will operate under a new brand and compete directly with Uber and Lyft.  Read More

LAMBDA-V: Real-life driving data to improve autonomous vehicles

This new partnership aims to use human driver data to improve the performance and acceptability of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs). (LAMBDA-V), is a one-year feasibility study into how human driver behavior can be analyzed and used to accelerate the adoption of CAVs. Read More

FLOURISH: user-focused driverless car project releases latest research findings

The West-of-England-based FLOURISH driverless car research and development project has today released its mid-project trials report detailing its latest findings and what they mean for the future deployment of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) on the UK road network. Read More

Australia moves another step closer to driverless vehicles

The Qld Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) has been preparing for the Ipswich Connected Vehicle Pilot, a trial of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) technologies, which will see around 500 vehicles retrofitted with C-ITS devices from late 2019. Read More

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Funding Calls

Regional angel investment accelerator pilot: finding group partners: This competition aims to select suitable organisations to partner with Innovate UK. Together we will: support innovation in UK small or medium sized enterprises (SMEs); increase the capacity of regional angel investor networks to invest in innovative SMEs. Read More

Production innovation for immersive content: Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £8 million in innovation projects to enable immersive content to be created faster and more efficiently. This competition is part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund’s Audience of the Future (ISCF AotF) programmeRead More

British Business Bank launches online information hub to support small businesses: The British Business Bank has launched its new targeted digital information hub and is live and accessible for SMEs seeking finance to grow their businesses. Read More

IDP 15: the road to zero emission vehicles, large R&D – UK businesses can apply for up to £4 million to research and develop technologies that accelerate the transition to zero emission vehicles. Read More

IDP 15: the road to zero emission vehicles, feasibility studies – UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million to research and develop technologies that accelerate the transition to zero emission vehicles.Read More

Faraday Battery Challenge: Innovation R&D, Round 3 – UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £23 million for R&D projects focused on de-risking the scale up of battery development technology. This funding comes from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Read More

Faraday Battery Challenge: Innovation Feasibility Studies, Round 3 – UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million for feasibility studies focused on de-risking the scale up of battery development technology. This funding comes from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Read More

More funding calls can be found here.

Featured Events

Automation Interest Group

The Automation group is led by ICAV founding members Conigital. The aim of the group is to explore a common architecture for autonomous vehicle systems, sensors and software to encourage a common automation architecture that is scalable, flexible, upgradeable, modular and resilient to supply chain risks. We encourage anyone who has an interest in this area to attend to discuss and agree on specific terms of reference for this group at the inaugural session. Free for members £175 for non-members.  Read More

Simulation Interest Group

The Simulation group is led by industry experts Aimsun and has a specific role in considering how simulation techniques will evolve in the world of connected and autonomous vehicles. The first session will consist of talks from thought leaders in this space as well as a session agreeing terms of reference for the group. Free for members £175 for non-members.  Read More

ICAV in partnership with Climate Change Solutions to launch an International CAV & Hydrogen Fuel Cell event at the NEC bringing together these two important areas of innovation for cross-collaboration opportunities. Please register your interest to speak, exhibit and/or sponsor at Read More

Upcoming Events

Sustainable Transport in the Midlands: the key to unlocking the benefits of new housing: 19 November – Join the Transport Knowledge Hub at a regional forum in Birmingham on housing and local transport in the Midlands. The session, which is part of a series of events, will consider the findings of new research undertaken by KPMG on sustainable transport and housing. Read More

Transport Cafe: Support and Networking Event: 20 November 2018 – Transport Café events explore developments in the Intelligent Mobility and Transport Innovation sector, and also offer support and guidance to growing businesses to help them bridge the gap between new innovations and commercial success. You will also have the chance to network with the TSC team and other businesses from within the industry. Read More

Empower your business with open data: 21 November – Whether you have some prior knowledge of Open Data, work in a related field, or are completely new to it, this introductory workshop will give you a better understanding on how Open Data has the power to fuel economic growth, job creation, innovation and new business opportunities. Read More

Robots: Assistance, Automation, Entertainment: 22 November 2018 – We will focus on advanced technological innovations (human-robot interaction, humanoids, social robots, autonomous systems, intelligent perception, AI, machine learning, connectivity), as well as on societal aspects (legal issues, legislation, regulations, robotics ethics, human–robot co-existence, employment, safety). Read More

STEP supplier engagement event: 23 November 2018 – York is the UK’s first gigabit city, and STEP will make York the first small city to combine data, technology and connected people and vehicles to deliver our policy aims. Read More

ITS UK Summit 2018 – 26 – 27 November – The ITS (UK) Summit is returning to the industry calendar in 2018, with the date set for 26 and 27 November.The event will take place in Bristol and coincide with the annual President’s Dinner and ITS (UK) Awards ceremony which will take place on the Monday evening, 26 November. Read More

IoT Product Development Surgery: 27 November 2018 – The free event offers direct consultations with leading engineers from Fen Technology, Microsoft IoT-Solutions, Bosch, Carnell  Group, Avnet, Express Group and Ultra Electronics, and is designed for Cambridge businesses looking to develop a new IoT (‘Internet of Things’) product or next-generation wireless technology, applied to any industry sector. Read More

Gulf Traffic: Technology for Smarter Cities: 4-6 December 2018 – Visit the 17th edition of Gulf Traffic at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 4 – 6 December 2018. With leading manufacturers and suppliers exhibiting at the show, there is no other place to find latest traffic technologies and transport solutions in the region. Read More

An Advanced Introduction to 5G Technology: 6 December 2018 – Mobile technology is moving at an unbelievable pace. The first data service for the mobile phone was launched in 2000. Since then we have had 3G & 4G roll outs. Standard bodies, researchers, operators and vendors are already working on rolling out 5G networks. Read More

Feeding AI: 13 December 2018 – Whether you call it machine learning or artificial intelligence, algorithms are becoming as important a building block as transistors were in the early days of the silicon revolution.  But they are hungry components, which need data. Read More

International CAV & Hydrogen and Fuel Cells – Powering the Future: March 2019 – ICAV will be partnering with Climate Change Solutions to launch an International CAV and Hydrogen Fuel Cell event bringing together these two important areas of innovation. The conference looks at all aspects of the commercialisation of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell sector and emerging CAV sector with presentations from policy makers, companies operating in this sector and also users of the technology.  Read More

TOP Jobs

Conigital: Software Engineer (Mid-level) – We are looking for software engineers to develop the back end for our suite of products. You will be working on our real-time back end for our fleet management system. Knowledge of real-time messaging protocols is essential such as MQTT and AMQP. Knowledge of messaging systems such as RabittMQ and Kafka is a plus. Apply

IC Resources: Software Architect – Software Architects are highly sought by my Cambridge based client to work on the development, design and architecture of a brand-new product. This is a rare opportunity to get involved and influence the design direction in relation to 5G telecommunications products. Apply

Cambridge Design Partnership: User Experience Designer – We are a leading product and design development consultancy inspired by meeting end user needs more effectively. We solve complex problems using intelligent design thinking, user insight, and clever application of technology to deliver great experiences which drive our client’s businesses forward. Apply

Digital Catapul: 5G Technologist – This role offers an exciting mix of activities focused on practical deployment, running, and involvement with advanced service development activities for 5G infrastructure with a particular focus on immersive applications. Apply

Plextek: Embedded Software Engineer – We are looking to recruit experienced Embedded Software Engineers to join the software team within Plextek and support our latest client developments. The role requires all-round software development skills with the emphasis on embedded operating systems and applications. Apply

MediaTek: Senior Wireless Software Engineer – We have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Wireless Software Engineer to join our Modem Technology and Architecture team. The main goal of this position is to contribute to the design, implementation and verification of the modem software used in MediaTek’s latest and most advanced chipsets. Apply

CRFS: Assembly Technician – We are looking for a bright, practical, and highly motivated individual to join our Manufacturing team. You will be working under the guidance of our current Manufacturing Engineer to help fabricate, build, and test our system level products. Apply

Coventry University: Business Delivery Manager – As a Business Delivery Manager looking for a rewarding career in a vibrant and modern environment, you will deliver our exciting RECREATE project, supporting the improvement of regional policies for transport SME support. You will be coordinating the delivery of the project by a team of 5 overseas organizations. Apply

Amazing Prospects: Deep Learning Neural Networks AI Engineer –  AI Deep Learning scale up looking for staff engineers, the next frontier is getting closer using this stunning software. They have created a clever deep learning algorithm that will create, manage and command future decisions. This unique technology that can articulate items, objects with meaningful contextual descriptions to enable better understanding and decisions. Apply

KISS: Account Director – KISS is an ambitious, strategy-led integrated agency, working with the organisations that are changing the world. We work across B2B and B2C, primarily with the science, technology, education and affiliated sectors. As our name suggests, we ‘keep it successfully simple’ in the way we think, work and create. KISS is headquartered in Cambridge, the UK’s fastest growing city economy. Apply

RealVNC: Software Test Engineer – Working as part of the VNC Connect team, you will be primarily focused on the server component of our software. Today that runs on Windows, macOS or Linux, but we have plans to expand this to mobile and other platforms in the future. As a test engineer you will be expected to test new features, get involved in performance testing, localisation testing and carry out regression testing. 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