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ACI report studies autonomous vehicles at airports

ACI and International Air Transport Association have joined together to form the ‘New Experience Travel Technologies’ initiative. Two of the technologies under consideration are autonomous vehicles and systems.  Read More

Driverless car occupants could game together on the road

Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada have developed three games to entertain occupants of driverless cars during long journeys, with the option for players to challenge people in nearby vehicles.  Read More

Motorists in UAE may need a separate licence to operate driverless cars

A new type of driving licence for residents to operate self-driving cars in the UAE has been proposed in a draft law to regulate autonomous vehicles.  Read more

CDPQ invests in Sydney Metro, Australia’s first driverless metro system

CDPQ, a global institutional investor, announces today the acquisition of a 24.9% stake in the public-private partnership (PPP) contract for the trains, systems, operations and maintenance of Sydney Metro, Australia’s biggest public transport project Read More

ITU to devise ‘driving test’ for autonomous vehicles

A new focus group of the International Telecommunications Union, or ITU, said it will work on establishing international standards to monitor and assess the performance of the artificial intelligence “drivers” of autonomous vehicles.  Read More

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Upcoming Events

The Smart City Summit and Urban Mobility Expo: 2 December 2019 – The Smart City Summit and Urban Mobility Expo will bring together leading companies and delegates from across the UK along with global partners to present the most forward-thinking innovations that are transforming the way we live. Read More

Automotive Logistics UK: 4 December 2019 – Make sure you and your teams join us at Castle Bromwich, to gain valuable insights, share experiences and make the important connections you need to remain competitive and continue to thrive in a new automotive era.  Read More

Increasing the speed and diversity of invention with AI: 4 December 2019 – This talk will discuss the theory of invention and the technology behind the tools that enable us to invent faster and more diversely than has previously been possible.  Read More

OxDEG – The Moral Machine Experiment: 4 December 2019 – The Moral Machine is an internet-based serious game exploring the many-dimensional ethical dilemmas faced by autonomous vehicles. The game enabled a gathering of 40 million decisions from 3 million people in 200 countries/territories. This session will focus on the various preferences estimated from this data, and document interpersonal differences in the strength of these preferences. Read More

Automotive Logistics UK: 4 December 2019 – Automotive Logistics UK will be attended by a raft of thought-leaders and senior managers in the UK and wider European automotive supply chain and will include high-level presenters and panel discussions, along with a series of practical, solution-orientated workshops offering the opportunity to discuss the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the automotive logistics industry.  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

GBSLEP – ​GBSLEP has £5,000 grants available for winning innovation ideas which address some of industry challenges faced in Social Care, Air Quality and Transport Electrification. Innovation Alliance is part of a consortium looking for businesses and entrepreneurs with innovative solutions to 15 challenges faced by industry in the GBLSEP area. Do you have an idea that could answer one of these challenges? 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

Innovate UK Smart Grants October 2019: Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £25 million in the best game-changing and commercially viable innovative or disruptive ideas. All proposals must be business focused. Read More

More funding calls can be found here.

Featured Jobs

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Conigital: FullStack Developer – Reporting to the Technical Director, the FullStack Developer will design, develop, test and deploy software for various projects. We are looking for someone who has experience with JavaScript, React (including testing) and its latest technologies and HTML. Experience with Azure, Docker and TypeScript  is desirable. The Team is based in Birmingham City Centre. 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

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

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

Immense Simulations: Business Development Executive – Immense Simulations Ltd. seeks a Business Development Executive for its Commercial and Strategy team in London, UK. The successful candidate must be a highly independent, assertive, and confident self-starter who has a strong sense of commercial processes and likes to work in a highly innovative environment. Apply

Knowledge Transfer Manager – Emerging Technologies and Industries – Emerging Technologies represent a step change from existing technologies and are usually still close to the academic / science base. They might be low on the Technology Readiness Level, with improvements required in their performance, but they have the potential to disrupt the market and generate great commercial impact. Apply

Aimsun – Transport Modeller – Aimsun is expanding and seeks qualified and experienced traffic engineers or transport planners for a full-time position as Transport Modeller for its UK branch. Your role will mainly consist of working in a wide variety of transport simulation/planning projects as well as configuring and deploying Aimsun Live as part of decision support systems delivered to traffic control centres for major cities and/or highway corridors. Apply