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UPS invests in autonomous trucking company

Multinational package delivery company UPS has announced that it has made an investment in autonomous driving company TuSimple. UPS said both companies is testing self-driving tractor-trailers on a route in Arizona to determine whether the vehicles can improve service and efficiency in the delivery company’s network. Read More

Waymo is making some of its self-driving car data available for free to researchers

Waymo, the self-driving unit of Alphabet, which today is making some of the high-resolution sensor data gathered by its fleet of autonomous vehicles available to researchers. Waymo says its dataset contains 1,000 driving segments, with each segment capturing 20 seconds of continuous driving. Read More

Mountain highway dedicated to test self-driving cars in China

China has reportedly dedicated a mountainous stretch of highway in eastern Shandong province for testing connected, self-driving vehicles.The decision is said to be have been made as part of the country’s efforts to challenge the US in autonomous driving technology.  Read More

Toyota plans autonomous pod-car escort for Olympic torch and marathon

TOKYO — Toyota will deploy some 3,700 vehicles and mobility products at next year’s Tokyo Summer Olympics, nearly all of them electrified, including a futuristic self-driving pod car that will escort the Olympic torch and lead the marathon race. Read More

Aurrigo secures £1.5m in driverless technology sales

Autonomous vehicle specialist Aurrigo has announced that it has recorded an international boom after securing over £1.5m of orders from across the world. The company said it has seen demand for its driverless pods soar following the successful completion of major trials in the UK and Australia proved that its technology can deliver safe and efficient first and last mile transport solutions. Read More

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Featured Events

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

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

PlanTech Week 2019: 17 September 2019 – Developed over the last three years by Connected Places Catapult’s Digital Planning team, PlanTech is using existing and emerging technologies to form a 21st Century future-ready planning system. Read More

TC3 Carrier Connections: 25-26 September 2019 – TC3 is an unconference replacing exhibit halls, speeches, and impersonal cocktails with spin-free demos, deployment case studies, corporate matchmaking and personalized networking. Global telcos, telecom vendors, startups & investors from across the communications industry and around the world meet 1-on-1 at TC3 to share innovation strategy, discover disruptive technology, and pursue new partnerships that move the telecom industry into the future. Read More

Birmingham Tech Week 2019: 7-11 October 2019 – Birmingham Tech Week is a collaborative series of events taking place across the City (and wider Greater Birmingham Region). The week will highlight Birmingham’s burgeoning Tech Scene and focus on a number of innovative topics. Read More

Fleet Live 2019: 8-9 October 2019 – The UK’s leading event for the fleet management community gives decision-makers the chance to face future challenges and opportunities together with 2 days of learning, sharing and networking. Read More

The 2nd Annual Scottish Rural Transport Convention 2019: 9 October 2019 – JLM & The Connected Places Catapult are delighted to announce the return of the Rural Transport Convention, an event that brings together members of the public, private and third sectors from within and outside Scotland to discuss how we can collaboratively shape transport provision to meet the needs of rural communities and grow the rural economy. Read More

Pitchfest 2019: 9 October 2019 – Delivered by Enterprise Europe Network in partnership with Innovate UK and held at St John’s Innovation Centre, Pitchfest is a highly-focused pitch training and showcase programme culminating with the Showcase Day where 15 selected companies pitch their business ideas to investors with ample networking available to allow a deeper conversation about their ventures. 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

Qatar IT Conference and Exhibition: 29 October 2019 – Qatar IT Conference and Exhibition will be held under the patronage of His Highness, the Amir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani. Qatar IT Conference and Exhibition is an international event, that will showcase innovative and disruptive technologies while creating a knowledge sharing platform for Technology providers, policy-makers, industry experts, and thought-leaders. Read More

Advanced Engineering, NEC: 30-31 October 2019 – 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

Cityx – The Future of Connected Places Business Expo 2019: 30-31 October 2019 – Citywill bring together leading thinkers, city leaders, academics and businesses to explore today’s priority city and mobility challenges, to discover how UK businesses are harnessing emerging technologies, to unlock radical new solutions and to develop the relationships needed to drive forward connected places for everyone. Read More

CoMotion LA: 14-15 November 2019 – CoMotion LA brings together the brave new world of the urban mobility revolution — a revolution that is set to transform every city in the world, large and small.  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

Digital Business Meet Up: Fintech and Blockchain: 12 December 2019 – 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. This event will particularly support companies working in the international and export.  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

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

Innovation loans: July 2019: Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £25 million in the best game-changing, innovative or disruptive ideas with a view to commercialisation. All proposals must be business-focused. Read More

Innovation loans: July 2019 open competition: Innovate UK is offering up to £10 million in loans to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Loans are for highly innovative late-stage projects with the best game-changing and/or disruptive ideas or concepts. There should be a clear route to commercialisation and economic impact. Read More

Connected and autonomous vehicle cyber-security feasibility studies: UK businesses and RTOs can apply for a share of up to £2 million to define a cyber-physical connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) test facility. 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

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. 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

Aimsun: Customer Service Representative – The primary role is that of Customer Service Representative. However, Aimsun Ltd. is a small branch in need of an experienced, flexible and multi-talented person, able to combine aspects of office management, events coordination and accounts. Apply

Knowledge Transfer Network: Knowledge Transfer Manager – Emerging Technologies and Industries  The post requires someone with a physics background, but also someone with a general enthusiasm across all branches of science and technology, to provide business support to companies and identify new applications of Emerging Technologies. Apply