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Aurrigo delivers autonomous ‘baggage’ solution for Heathrow

Aurrigo, the UK’s autonomous vehicle specialist, has developed a new way of transporting luggage around airports.The company was approached by International Airlines Group (IAG) to use its driverless expertise to develop the world’s first autonomous baggage carrying dolly. Read More

What does 5G mean for autonomous vehicles?

5G delivers super-fast connectivity that can be used for many everyday tasks and it’s the area where driverless cars are being developed that really fires up the imagination. Autonomous vehicles are currently being tested that offer distinct possibilities for the future, but will they become a part of everyday reality? Read More

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Managing transport infrastructure and services during extreme weather disruption

Last week the UK was battered by extreme rainfall, with weather warnings in place across the country and two months of June rainfall in only one week in some locations. This had a significant impact on transport infrastructure and servicesRead More

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Smart Mobility Living Lab announces London test routes for self-driving cars

Smart Mobility Living Lab (SMLL), a UK connected urban testbed for future transport and mobility solutions, has announced its first test routes for self-driving cars in London. The TRL-led consortium, Smart Mobility Living Lab (SMLL) will conduct real-world trials n the Royal Borough of Greenwich and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford. Read More

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Apple buys autonomous vehicle start-up Drive.ai

Drive.ai, a self-driving startup that was once valued at $200 million, was supposedly closing its doors and laying off all its staff — but Apple has now confirmed to Axios and The Vergethat it’s acquired the struggling startup instead. Read More

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Featured Events

Transportation-as-a-Service Technology Conference – 25% Discount for ICAV Community

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 at www.taas.technology 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

Made in 5G: 2 July 2019 – With a focus on 5G opportunities for the UK’s manufacturing sector, this industry event will deliver thought provoking keynotes, engaging panel discussions, learning and networking as well as hands-on experience of 5G demos and the launch of Digital Catapult’s Made in 5G discussion paper. Read More

Designing low power IoT: 4 July 2019 – Many IoT end devices need to be compact and run from a battery. In these cases, the battery life needs to be many years to avoid regular replacement becoming a major part of the cost of operation. How do you design a system so it can run for years or even decades from a restricted power source? Read More

Digital Business Meet Up: Diversity and Inclusion: 4 July 2019 – If you are an innovator looking for support to help you grow your business, join us at our monthly informal information and networking event in London. The session is designed to support digital companies and learn more about the Innovate UK family, including 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

Tech Nation Talks – Midlands: 9 July 2019 – Join us to take a closer look at how the UK’s digital tech ecosystem stacks up against global competition. At the same time, we’ll be delving into local insights to frame the challenges and opportunities available to founders in their local area. 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

CW Unplugged: Tech for Fire: 17 July 2019 – In partnership with ArmUN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP – WCMC) and the Centre for Global Equality (CGE), we’re hosting CW Unplugged: Tech for Fire an event that explores innovative technologies contributing to tackling battery power in developing and emerging economies. Read More

Unbound London: 17-18 July 2019 – Unbound’s award-winning festival returns to London to bring together rich sources of innovation from across Europe. Brands, corporate executives and investors will come together to meet with Europe’s most disruptive startups, forging partnerships and exploring new opportunities. 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

ITS (UK) Summit 2019: 17 October 2019 – Building on the success of the 2018 ITS (UK) Summit in Bristol, we return for a day of discussion around policy, strategy, and funding.  Guaranteed (almost) no powerpoint and fully open participation in lively, open-minded and constructive discussions. 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

Immersive Technology Investment Accelerator: phase 2, SME projects: Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will award up to £2 million from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund’s Audience of the Future programme. This is for immersive technology research and development (R&D) projects. Read More

Detailed designs of smart, local energy systems: UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) will invest up to £30 million in revolutionary designs for local energy systems. Designs must deliver cleaner, cheaper energy services and create more prosperous and resilient communities across the UK. Read More

Fintech – The fintech programme is aimed at company founders and consists of insights sessions delivered by some of the most established fintech entrepreneurs, investors and partners. The goal is to cover topics such as sales, partnerships with incumbents, expanding internationally and to give companies and founders the tools and knowledge they need to scale. Read More

Applied AI – Applied AI is Tech Nation’s first growth programme for Artificial Intelligence to help the UK’s most promising founders who are applying AI in practical areas and to create real-world impact. They do this through peer-to-peer support and the shared experience of later-stage founders, all curated under values of honesty, intimacy and trust. Read More

APC 13: advancing the UK’s low carbon automotive capability: The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) invests up to £30 million, 3 times a year, in collaborative research and development (R&D) projects. These are pre-production projects and must be match funded. In this round APC is investing £25 million. Read More

Featured Jobs

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ICAV: Events Manager – An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Events / Community Manager. You will be working with the lead partner to develop this cluster and working with blue chip organisations from both public and private sectors including Government agencies, Universities, Automotive, IT and professional services who are all interested in being part of an ecosystem. Apply

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

WMCA: Innovation Integration Technical Lead- 2 Year FTC – We are looking for a Innovation Integration Technical Lead who will work across our Policy, Strategy and Innovation teams to accelerate our ability to access data and maximise its use across multiple Innovation projects. Apply

WMCA: Senior Policy Officer – You will help co-ordinate CA policy across portfolios and with partners; input to CA strategy and investment decisions; support strategy, business planning and programme development; manage relations with the CA leadership, partners, providers and national agencies; and undertake impactful policy research. Apply

Coderus: QA Test Engineer – You will be responsible for QA testing software projects as part of the overall QA team, reporting to the Test Lead. The role covers the design and execution of UI test cases with the support and consultation with the QA and development teams, as well as the execution of manual functional tests if required and reporting defects and preparing reports when necessary. Apply

Plextek: Embedded Software Engineer – You will be developing real-time software for embedded systems working closely with members of our engineering team to create solutions that meet our clients’ requirements. Projects range from using small off-the-shelf platforms with minimal resources to large customised designs with an integrated RTOS. Apply

Invenia Labs: Solutions Architect – As a Solutions Architect at Invenia Labs you will provide support to developers and researchers in identifying infrastructure bottlenecks in their code, systems, and workflows and resolving infrastructure related concerns as they pertain to and impact their work and productivity. 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

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

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: 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

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