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HORIBA MIRA launches new vehicle engineering and test offering in India

HORIBA MIRA said it has been operating in India through a joint venture for the past six years but following HORIBA’s £6.5m investment into the HORIBA India Technical Centre (HITC), a new automotive test facility in Pune, HORIBA is bringing its automotive engineering and test services business together as HORIBA India. Read More

Bentley celebrates centenary with an autonomous vehicle

Automaker Bentley has revealed its vision of a future autonomous, zero-emission luxury vehicle called the EXP 100 GT. The vehicle has been built to celebrate the brand’s 100th birthday.The Shropshire Star reports that the new model features self-driving technology, electric propulsion and sustainably sourced materials. Read More

This new autonomous startup has designed its delivery robot to conquer winter

Refraction, a new autonomous delivery robot company that came out of stealth Wednesday at TC Sessions: Mobility, sees opportunity in areas most AV startups are avoiding: regions with the worst weather. The company, founded by University of Michigan  professors Matthew Johnson-Roberson and Ram Vasudevan, calls its REV-1 delivery robot the “Goldilocks of autonomous vehicles.” Read More

Waymo has now driven 10 billion autonomous miles in simulation

Alphabet’s Waymo  autonomous driving company announced a new milestone at TechCrunch Sessions: Mobility on Wednesday: 10 billion miles driving in simulation. This is a significant achievement for the company, because all those simulated miles on the road for its self-driving software add up to considerable training experience. Read More

BMW partners with China Unicom for 5G driverless cars

BMW China has announced that it has teamed up with China Unicom in order to test autonomous cars using 5G networks.This is reported to be the first partnership between a global automaker and that state-owned mobile carrier. Read More

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Featured Events

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

Advanced Engineering, NEC

ICAV partners with the UK’s must-attend two-day event for advanced manufacturing technology, innovation and supply chain solutions in October with opportunities to network with some 15,000 professionals from OEMs and supply chain partners. Come away from your visit with ideas to grow your business for the future. See, touch and discover the newest technologies to achieve production efficiencies, reduce time and costs, and get you ahead of your competitors. Read More

Upcoming Events

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

Third Thursday: “Innovation: What’s in it for us?”: 18 July 2019 – As the world is changing in fundamental ways, innovation is transforming how we live and work. The proportion of the older population in our societies are growing, the way we use energy is changing rapidly, and societies, in general, are becoming more globalised. Read More

Contracting barriers for connected cities: 12 September 2019 – This joint event between CW’s Smart & Intelligent Cities SIG and Small Cell SIG will discuss how city infrastructures may be optimised with examples of possible funding models, and explore how they might adapt to the new landscape of both cellular (5G) and fixed broadband networks. 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

Advanced Engineering 2019: 30-31 October 2019 – The UK’s must-attend event for advanced manufacturing technology, innovation and supply chain solutions returns this October. Come away from your visit with ideas to grow your business for the future. See, touch and discover the newest technologies to achieve production efficiencies, reduce time and costs, and get you ahead of your competitors. Read More

How to connect an autonomous vehicle: 19 November 2019 – ‘Connected and Autonomous Vehicles’ is the hottest topic in the automotive industry. Use cases range from fully driverless cars to using information from neighbouring vehicles and infrastructure to enhance Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).  But the question that the industry is puzzling over is: what communication technologies should be used to provide connectivity between nearby vehicles and infrastructure?  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

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

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

Anglia: Field Applications Engineer – Power North – Liaising with and assisting our field sales team, candidates will also be able to recognise and support customers’ new design project needs, identify new customers and develop design-in opportunities. You may already be working in a similar role, however we are equally interested in applications from design engineers currently working ‘at the bench’ who are looking for their next career step in electronic. Read More

Bango: Software Engineer – As software engineer in the Bango product development team, you will be developing new features for the Bango products as well working on building new internal tools to handle operational, customer care and financial requirements within the business. You will be part of a multi-role team working alongside architects, QA automation engineers with opportunities to work cross-functionally with other departments. Read More

WMCA: Head of Policy and Programme Development – You will develop and support a regional network to deliver strategy and policy for the CA and partners. Supporting the Leadership Team, as well as leading major programmes from initial idea through design, funding bids, development and implementation. 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

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

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