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Toyota to invest $100 million in self-driving and robotic technology start-ups

Toyota is creating a $100 million venture fund to invest in autonomous driving and robotic technology start-ups as automakers increasingly push into the self-driving market, the company announced Thursday. Read More

Jaguar Land Rover to consider Addison Lee bid

In an attempt to combat the ‘challenge’ to car ownership from Uber and driverless vehicles, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) have been looking into the acquisition of Addison Lee.According to The Telegraph Addison Lee’s owner, US private ­equity firm Carlyle Group has hired Bank of Americaand Rothschild to try to sell the business with a target price of between £300m and £500m. Read More

Waymo wants you to know its autonomous driver recognizes children and cyclists

Waymo published the first in a series of public-assurance promotions that depict safe behavior of Waymo-enabled autonomous vehicles. The initial release demonstrates how the Waymo driver recognizes and responds to two of the most vulnerable “objects” on the road: school children and cyclists. Read More

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Autonomous Cars Could Improve Traffic Safety by Driving More Like Assholes

Here’s something you don’t often hear: Driverless cars are too obsessed with safety. But Intel and its subsidiary Mobileye think automated vehicles (AVs) should relax and take more risks, so they’ve developed a program called Responsibility-Sensitive Safety (RSS) to make AVs act more like human drivers. Read More

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Washington State Opens Its Arms to Autonomous Delivery Robots

Washington State is set to welcome autonomous delivery robots to its streets becoming the eight American state to do so. The bill allowing the delivery robots to cruise city streets was signed yesterday by the state’s governor Jay Inslee. Read More

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Featured Events

Transportation-as-a-Service Technology ConferenceA two-day global conference and exhibition dedicated to covering the key topics of the CAVs, EVs, Battery/Energy, Infrastructure and Future Mobility industry. The conference takes place at the National Motor Cycle Museum, Birmingham, UK. Read more at and use promo code ICAV25 when registering to get your discount.

ICAV Annual Dinner. 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

Upcoming Events

Smart Environment Forum Meeting: 15 May 2019 – The Smart Environment Forum will be meeting alongside SUMS (Smart Urban Mobility Solutions) and aim to discuss some relevant and key topics. Read More

Mobility-as-a-service: what are the opportunities and challenges?: 21 May 2019 – Who will be the winners and losers? What will be the most attractive options for investment and growth? How will we balance the benefits of freely-flowing mobility-related data with the need to protect individuals’ rights? And how will we answer the difficult questions around allocating responsibility when things go wrong? Read More

An Introduction to IoT: 29 May 2019 – Recent coverage of the IoT has reported that many projects fail or never deliver the anticipated benefits.  This intensive, full-day course is designed to provide a high-level overview of how to specify and develop IoT deployments. Read More

Modelling World 2019: 4 June 2019 – Modelling World is the UK & Europe’s best attended, longest running and biggest annual exhibition and conference for transport and pedestrian modelling professionals, advisory and strategic modellers, data scientists and visualiser and transport economists. Read More

City Transport & Traffic Innovation Exhibition 2019: 18-19 June 2019 – The City Transport & Traffic Innovation (CiTTi) Exhibition is an exciting brand new event that will gather the industry together to explore how innovations within traffic and transport will help the movement of people and goods through an urban environment safely and efficiently. Read More

ICAV Automation SIG: 17 June 2019 – 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. Read More

ICAV Simulation SIG: 17 June 2019 – 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. Read More

CWIC 2019: Digitising Industry: 26 June 2019 – At the CW International Conference 2019 we are bringing together technologists and business leaders from six vertical markets to explore industry’s future requirements of the digital sector and identify opportunities for collaborative development. Read More

Autonomous Vehicles Expo UK: 27 June 2019 – The event will provide a unique and exclusive opportunity to CONNECT with technology and service leaders, DISCOVER advanced concepts, technologies and partners, enabling you to get your INNOVATIONS to market faster. Read More

TaaS Technology 2019: 9-10 July 2019 – A two-day global conference and exhibition dedicated to covering the key topics of the CAVs, EVs, Battery/Energy, Infrastructure and Future Mobility industry. The conference takes place at the National Motor Cycle Museum, Birmingham, UK. Read More

ICAV Annual Dinner: 25 September 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

Funding Calls & Opportunities

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

Innovate UK Smart Grants: April 2019: Opportunity to apply for a share of up to £25 million to deliver ambitious or disruptive R&D innovations with significant potential for impact on the UK economy. Read More

Agri-tech Catalyst round 8: agriculture and food systems innovation: UK businesses and research organisations can apply for a share of up to £3 million from DFID and Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) for projects with partners in eligible African countries. Read More

UK and South Korea: joint research and development: The UK and South Korea announce a joint funding competition for R&D projects under the EUREKA programme. UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 million. Read More

Electronics, sensors and photonics for robotics in extreme environments: UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million to develop reliable extreme environment grade electronics, sensors and photonics for robotics and AI systems. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Read More

Featured Jobs

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Conigital: Principal Engineer- Safety – Reporting to the CTO, the Principal Engineer- Safety will develop and integrate all the safety functionality for our vehicle automation solution. Our intent is to use an external organisation to lead the definition of the safety goals and validate the implementation of the safety functionality. Apply

Conigital: AI & Cloud Tech Team Lead – 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. You will enjoy problem solving and finding solutions, and being the go-to person as far as Management Information (MI) / Data application development and integration services technology is concerned. Apply

Conigital: Project Officer position holds accountability for ensuring the technical delivery teams deliver projects to deadline and customer satisfaction, and present the opportunity to play a key delivery role on projects across the transport domain that will impact lives and deliver efficiencies. Key skills & Experience ·Project Management preferably in Transport, Consultancy or Construction. ·Excellent Man-management and communications skill ·Bid Management and writing experience. Apply

Conigital: Innovation Consultant-Bid Writer, you will play a pivotal part in helping generate successfully bid opportunities for projects improving the efficiency of the bid process and the management of multi project proposals. • Identify submission requirements • Manage the bid qualification process • Day to day management and submission of planning applications • Attending Bid Team meetings • Collating tender documents and contracts. Apply

Conigital: Visual Computing SLAM Engineer: Reporting to the Chief Engineer, the essence of this role is to develop and integrate sensor processing modules and provide a sensor fusion approach that can identify a variety of objects necessary to allow vehicle automation to function as required. You will be supporting the development and implementation of SLAM systems and will be tasked with the design and deployment of Visual SLAM libraries as well as getting involved with both new and existing research. Apply

Top Jobs

Catapult Connected Places: Bid Lead – The Bid Team’s primary focus is to form, craft and lead the submission of bids and proposals in the transport systems innovation space, resulting in the awarding of collaborative R&D funding and commercial projects. These projects will deliver impact to the UK economy, through the creation of jobs or increased revenues to UK PLC. Apply

Invenia Labs: Research Engineer – Research Engineers at Invenia Labs work alongside Machine Learning Researchers, providing software design, programming, debugging, and optimization support, as well as implementing software libraries as needed for research. They have a good understanding of software development and design, along with scientific computing and numerical methods. Apply

WMCA: Creative Enterprise Scale-Up Programme Lead (2 year FTC) – The WMCA area has around 10,000 creative enterprises, around 50,000 workers delivering an economic impact of over £4Bn. The region contains 10% of the UK games industry, an innovative and emerging content production sector, a substantial advertising, marketing and design sector, with the largest jewellery, crafts and designer maker cluster outside London. Apply

Sitetracker: Sales Engineer – As a Sales Engineer at Sitetracker, you will work closely with Sitetracker Account Executives and Sitetracker’s Executive team to present Sitetracker to potential customers. You will help prospective customers and partners understand the power of Sitetracker while explaining technical features and problem-solving through potential roadblocks. Apply

ip.access: Senior Product Manager – This is a new and challenging multi-faceted role to lead the evolution of the IP Access product portfolio to the next generation, while innovating within the current product families. It encompasses the high level and detailed technical management of all products in the portfolio from a feature, product, system and solution perspective. Apply

Plextek: Senior Project Manager – Due to the project-driven nature of our business, you would play a pivotal role across the whole range of development activities undertaken by Plextek.  You will be highly customer-facing, working with the sales team to sell our projects, and acting as principal client contact during project delivery. Apply 

GeoSpock: Product Marketing Manager – We are looking for a Product Marketing Manager with experience of technology/software products. Experience within big data, analytics, geospatial systems, APIs and databases is highly desirable. Apply

Invenia Labs: Machine Learning Researcher – Invenia Labs is looking for Machine Learning Researchers to join a growing research and development team in Cambridge, UK. Apply

U-BLOX UK: Senior Product Manager – As Senior Product Manager you will ensure that the Services offer matches the market need with responsibility for conducting market research, generating product requirements, guiding specifications, production timetables, pricing, and integrated plan for market introduction and marketing strategies.  You will liaise with stakeholders in Cellular, Positioning and Short Range Product teams. Apply

Invenia Labs: Hiring and External Relations Coordinator – The right person for this role must possess a unique blend of soft skills, creativity, and technical aptitude to succeed. In this role, you will serve as the face and voice of our company. Your task will be to find and engage with high-quality prospective candidates, both online and in person, relaying our team identity, culture and mission. Apply

ONESPACEMEDIA: Senior project manager – As a member of a fast-paced UK digital agency, a project manager/producer is expected to work closely with project team members, ensuring that we are delivering industry-leading websites and applications, on-time and on-budget – as well as delivering the best possible service to our clients. 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

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

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