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Self-driving taxis to be piloted in China

Baidu and FAW Group have announced they will be piloting self-driving taxis in Hunan, China. Technology company Baidu and automaker FAW Group both announced the launch of the Appolo Robotaxi in Changsha, in the Hunan province of China. Read more

Waymo and AAA are trying to ease anxiety about self-driving vehicles

Waymo has partnered with AAA Northern California, Nevada, and Utah and several other safety-advocate organizations to address anxiety about autonomous vehicles. Read More

Self-driving cars to navigate London streets with £13m project

The DRIVEN consortium has celebrated a key milestone in its 30-month government-supported project by demonstrating the capabilities of a fleet of self-driving vehicles in London’s challenging and complex urban environment. Read More

Ford’s autonomous vehicles are coming to Austin, Texas

Ford is bringing its autonomous vehicles to Austin, Texas, the company announced on Wednesday. Ford will start by mapping the streets of downtown Austin this November. Eventually, the size of the fleet and the geographic area will grow until Ford is ready to launch an autonomous taxi and delivery service at scale in 2021, the company said. Read More

Tesla reportedly buys machine-learning startup DeepScale for self-driving car tech

Tesla has big plans in store, if we’re to follow CEO Elon Musk’s timeframe laid out during the Autonomy Investor Day. In an effort to achieve these goals, the electric-car maker may have made a solid purchase. 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

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

Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo 2019: 22-24 October 2019 – Are you in search of leading-edge innovators that potentially hold the building blocks of autonomous vehicle architecture or are you looking for test systems and testing protocols for autonomous vehicle testing and validation? If you answer yes to one or both questions, then step this way into the world of Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo, Novi, Michigan 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

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

Innovation loans: September 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. 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. Read More

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

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

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

Knowledge Transfer Network: Knowledge Transfer Manager – Intelligent Systems – The Robotics & Artificial Intelligence team is looking for a determined, bright, analytical and goal-orientated individual to deliver business-facing knowledge transfer activates aimed at stimulating innovation in RAI with potential to grow the UK economy. Apply

Immense Simulations: Modelling Specialist – Modelling specialists will use our innovative software to deliver of high quality external and internal projects. They work closely with our development and science teams to ensure the functionality and performance of our product meets the needs of our clients and aligns with our technology roadmap as well as contributing to developing tools to automate the building of calibrated and validated models throughout the world. Apply