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FLOURISH releases CAV user needs and experience findings

For the benefits of CAVs to be realised, it is essential that users accept and trust the technology. FLOURISH adopted a user-focused approach to ensure that CAV technology contributes to the development of a stronger and more inclusive society. Read the project’s latest findings on the needs and experience of future CAV users here.

Autonomous vehicles to reduce collisions by 22%

A study by TRL considered the scenario of traditional and autonomous vehicles coexisting, and revealed that 22% of collisions could be avoided if we supposed that one of the vehicles was replaced by a level 4 automated vehicle. Read More

Public to trial driverless pods in London

Driverless pods are transporting members of the public around London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, with visitors able to test out an innovative mobility service. The trial is part of a research project that is paving the way for the use of connected and autonomous vehicle transport services at public transport hubs. Read More

Voyage Snags $31 Million As It Targets A Self-Driving Niche: Retirement Communities

Voyage, a Silicon Valley self-driving vehicle startup focused on using the technology to provide transportation at retirement communities, has landed $31 million of new funding to expand its robotic fleet and engineering team.  Read More

Government announces new safety scheme for driverless cars

The government has announced a new scheme designed to ensure the safety of autonomous vehicles when they go on sale in the UK. The system for connected and autonomous vehicles is currently in development, but the Department for Transport says it will make sure any new autonomous cars are “safe and secure by design”. 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

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

ITS World Congress 2019: 21-25 October 2019 – Themed Smart Mobility, Empowering Cities, 26th Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress, the world’s leading transport technology congress, will arrive at the shores of Singapore from 21 – 25 October 2019. 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

Highways UK Conference: 6-7 November 2019 – Highways UK is the flagship event for the people and organisations involved in the planning, designing, building, operating and future-proofing of the UK’s road network. It returns to the NEC, Birmingham on 6/7 November 2019. The event comprises a multi-stream conference combined with a major exhibition. It is free to attend.  Read More

Traffex Road Expo: 13-14 November 2019 – Traffex Scotland and Bridges Scotland are Scotland’s only dedicated events for the roads and bridges sectors under one roof, providing a platform to see and learn how new technology is driving change on the network as well as giving bridge engineers and owners the latest insight into bridge design, construction, and maintenance. 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

Is automation essential in 5G?: 28 November 2019 – This event will explore the current and future use of automation, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) and explain how these tools will enable MNOs to derive network efficiencies and lower costs in order to improve network performance and deliver customer experience.  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

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

APC 14: developing 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 £20 million. 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

Conigital: Cloud Architect: Reporting to the CTO, you will translate business needs to technical requirements and specifications for cloud-based portfolio of products, while improving the efficiency and operations of SaaS products. You will support technical review and have a passion to design and improve digital solutions to be deployed at scale. Apply

Conigital: Development Operations (DevOps) Engineer: Reporting to the CTO, you will carry out agreed operational procedures, including network configuration, installation and maintenance of IT infrastructure for SaaS products.  You will support technical review and have a passion to design, develop and implement digital solutions to be deployed at scale. Within this role you will be expected to serve 2nd/3rd line IT functions and support R&D project at the infrastructure level in the areas of IoT, Big Data, Cloud, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Apply

Conigital: Software Engineer: Reporting to the Tech Team Lead, you will take responsibility for developing key aspects and functions that form the backbone of our product portfolio (ConOP™). This includes development at different Technology Readiness Levels, writing functions to analyse data sets, develop prototypes releases of software (for pilots to prove concepts), and “glue” systems together to integrate different business applications. 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

Connected Places Catapult: UAV Senior Engineer – They are looking for creative and energetic individuals, with preferably aviation background, with a passion for making a difference and with the ability to contribute and accelerate the development of aviation initiatives. Apply