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UK Government issues new autonomous testing code of practice

A safety operator will no longer need to be physically in a driverless vehicle being tested on British roads under a new code of practice for driverless vehicles in the UK.The Centre for Connected and Automated Vehicles guidance does, though, insist that any test has remote monitoring of any trial in order to ensure safety. Read More

Tesla Falls as Amazon Invests in Autonomous Driving Startup Valued at $2 Billion

Amazon Inc. (AMZN – Get Report)  has invested in hot autonomous driving start-up Aurora in a move that could help the e-commerce giant with its logistics and delivery efforts in the future. Shares of Tesla (TSLA – Get Report) , which is working on its own autonomous driving technology, appeared to fall on the news, which was reported on Thursday morning.  Read More

Autonomous cars are driving the reinvention of IP protection

Early 1900s society struggled to transition from horse-drawn buggies to automobiles. It may seem odd today, but there was a time when there was no concept of “right of way,” speed limits or traffic signs and signals.  Read More

Round 3 GovTech Catalyst challenges announced

The third round of GovTech Catalyst challenges were announced today. The GovTech Catalyst is the £20 million fund set up to help private sector innovators tackle public sector problems. Read More

TSC seeks innovators for major Highways England contract

The Transport Systems Catapult is looking for innovative developers and organisations to support Highways England’s incident management and operational planning of the strategic road network, in a significant tender opportunity.  Read More

Ford tests ‘autonomous’ cars that communicate using light-based language

A modified Transit Connect van was fitted with a roof-mounted light bar that flashed white, purple and turquoise to indicate whether it was driving, about to pull away, or giving way – messages that would normally be communicated by body language, eye-contact and hand signals. Read More

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For ICAV Members: Tickets £95 + VAT, £295 for non-members.

Join ICAV and hear keynotes about the latest CAV developments from Microsoft, PwC, TfWM, Eversheds, TATA, PwC, Conigital to name a few at our CAV, AI and Optimisation workshop as part of the 15th International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Conference and network with colleagues from that sector including Toyota, Microcab etc,  bringing together these two important areas of innovation.

Workshop tickets include access to the full programme including lunch, beverages & an evening drinks reception.  Limited Free tickets are available by Enterprise Europe Network: if willing to take part in the EEN matching event designed to complement the programme, offering you an exclusive opportunity to meet with strategic partners, as well as potential customers and suppliers.

We will be addressing key CAV and AI themes without the Hype and address specific use cases to ensure delegates are fully informed of the impact of CAVs, AI and Optimisation See agenda. Read More

Upcoming Events

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Industry Showcase: 12 March 2019 –  The Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Industry Showcase is the first industry focused event designed to accelerate the adoption of RAI technologies to boost UK productivity and economic growth. Read More

International CAV & Hydrogen and Fuel Cells – Powering the Future: 19 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 policymakers, companies operating in this sector and also users of the technology.  Read More

Building Value in AI Development Through IP: 19 March 2019 – As more and more companies incorporate AI into their R&D programs, this session aims to help you understand how to protect developments in this area.  Join us for a practical workshop delivered by Appleyard Lees to discover what can be patented in the ever-changing world of AI. Read More

MaaS Market London 2019: 20-21 March 2019 – Interest in Mobility as a Service is reaching unprecedented heights as a growing number of governments and communities look for new ways to deal with transportation crises in both urban and rural areas alike. Read More

2nd Annual Scottish Passenger and Public Transport Conference: Disruptive technology and demanding times: 27 March 2019 – This conference will bring together representatives from Scotland’s passenger and public transport interests with innovators in disruptive technology to discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead as services and passenger expectations are transformed by digital opportunity. Read More

Traffex 2019: 2-4 April 2019 – With hundreds of experts and the most important industry trade associations all under one roof, the exhibition provides the perfect opportunity to do business with a wide range of suppliers, ask questions, and network with peers from across the globe. Read More

ICAV Annual Dinner, 16th May 2019: The International Connected Autonomous Vehicle annual Founder Dinner is one of our most prestigious events bringing together all the movers and shakers from the CAV industry attended by senior executives and thought leaders from a variety of leading organisations the ICAV event is the premier event for the Connected Autonomous Industry and not to be missed. Read More

HACK ICAV, Driverless Virtual Vehicle Hackathon, 4th June 2019: Coming soon, we will be announcing details of our Driverless Virtual Hackathon. Please register your interest as a partner or attendee. This event will be free for ICAV founder/associate members. Non-members £195. To register your interest, please email Read More

Funding Calls

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

Cyber security: funding to take academic ideas to market
Researchers based in UK academic institutions can apply for a share of up to £800,000 to support them in commercialising cyber security innovation. Read More

Developing digital roads and improving air quality (development or pilot only, 1 phase) : SBRI competition – Highways England is funding 2 parallel competitions for solutions and ideas designed for use on UK roads. This competition is for proven feasibility projects at development stage (higher TRL). Read More

Developing digital roads and improving air quality (feasibility study and development or pilot, 2 phases): SBRI competition: Highways England is funding 2 parallel competitions for solutions and ideas designed for use on UK roads. This competition is for unproven feasibility projects (low TRL). Read More

APC 12: advancing the UK’s low carbon automotive capability– £20 million of collaborative (match) funding is available for UK-developed late stage R&D, to support growth in advanced low carbon propulsion capability in the automotive sector. Read More

More funding calls can be found here.

Featured Jobs

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Conigital: UX/UI / Visual Designer – Reporting to the Tech Team Lead, the UX/UI Designer will develop designs and support material for mobile phone applications and web-based services/websites that bridge end-user and back-end systems, from in-house prototypes to applications on the marketplace (Apple, Microsoft, Google). Apply

Conigital: AI & Cloud Tech Team Lead Conigital are a deep tech driverless start-up that are building the next generation mobility and connectivity platforms for the safe integration of Driverless vehicles into the existing transport network. Our full-stack platform is vehicle agnostic, highly scalable, and built on patented award-winning and world-leading machine learning algorithms. Reporting to the CTO, the Tech Lead will lead the development of best-in-class technical solutions and support systems of the technology roadmap by using the full software development life cycle (SDLC)and agile methodologies. Apply

Oxfordshire County Council: Project/Community Engagement Apprentice – University not for you? Or struggling to find a path that offers the prospect of a satisfying career? We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated person who wants to pursue a career in a Business Administration role within our Innovation Hub. Our Project and Community Engagement Apprenticeship offers an alternative route into this profession and is a great way of kick-starting your future in business. Apply

TOP Jobs

GeoSpock: Project Manager – The role of Project Manager at GeoSpock is to deliver customer deployments and/or internal projects from planning through to deployment completion. The successful project manager will work with internal stakeholders (sales, software development, product) to staff each project sufficiently and direct project activities. There will also be the need to steer 3rd party delivery partners. Apply

Invenia Labs: R&D Program Coordinator – Invenia is looking for a Program Coordinator who will be responsible for coordinating projects between our Research, Infrastructure, and Development teams, and further assist each team with project planning and management. Apply

Analysys Mason: Associate Consultant – As an Associate Consultant, you will have a direct involvement in the delivery of client strategic projects. The nature of our projects is extremely varied, including strategy design, due diligence analysis or regulatory work. They vary in size and can be short, and you will work on a wide range of them, leading to a steep learning curve. 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

Digital Catapult: 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 

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