Welcome to ICAV. See the latest news and opportunities in the emerging Driverless Vehicle sector.

 We are proud to say that our ICAV, almost 2 years old, has been growing from strength to strength and attracted both national and international attention. I can never wait to share the latest exciting news and opportunities in this emerging space.’

Don Dhaliwal, Conigital, Lead Partner @ICAVcluster

Latest News

Nuro’s new delivery R2 bot gets the first driverless vehicle exception from US Federal government.

Nuro,  the autonomous delivery startup that raised $940 million in financing from SoftBank Vision Fund last year, is the first company to receive a driverless exemption from the federal government. Read More

Behind the scenes of Nissan’s 230-mile autonomous drive in the UK

One of the firm’s EVs has travelled autonomously on British roads – we go behind the scenes to see how it works . Read More

Driverless cars must work for wheelchair users, says Bar Council

Driverless cars could ‘contribute to further isolation and exclusion’ among disabled and elderly people if they are not designed properly, the Bar Council has warned, calling for regulation to prescribe minimum accessibility standards Read More

California gives Uber permit to test autonomous cars on public roads

Uber confirmed the new permit to TechCrunch, explaining that it doesn’t yet have any time frame to provide in regards to when its autonomous cars will return to California roads. However, the spokesperson did call the permit a ‘critical step’ toward eventually resuming its self-driving car testing. Read More

Autonomous vehicles could benefit health if cars are electric, shared

Autonomous vehicles have the potential to reshape urban life and significantly modify travel behavior. Researchers now believe they also could benefit public health – if the cars are electric and rides are shared. Read More

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Featured Events

MOVE 2020

MOVE  brings together disruptors, their technology and their attitude with stakeholders across all modes and disciplines: to dialogue, to create insight and to promote collaboration. We are more expansive and multi-disciplined than any other event on the planet.

MOVE is the global stage for start-ups engineering the future, connecting them to the world’s most influential companies, investors and media.

MOVE is where mobility is re-imagined. MOVE 2020 will play host to 880 speakers380 exhibitors250 startups and 5,000 attendees in London on the 11-12 February 2020.

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Upcoming Events

MOVE 2020 – 11th – 12th February MOVE brings together disruptors, their technology and their attitude with stakeholders across all modes and disciplines: to dialogue, to create insight and to promote collaboration. We are more expansive and multi-disciplined than any other event on the planet. Read More

Connected Places Catapult – MK:5G – 12th Febuary The MK:5G project is an exciting new testbed in the Milton Keynes area, including the deployment of dedicated 5G infrastructure and the creation of a data hub facility. The 5G mobile network is designed exclusively for research and development purposes and will cover central MK including key sites (such as the Stadium, Bletchley & CMK rail stations, Hospital, Universities), key junctions on the M1 and a number of rural communities. Read More

Artificial Intelligence for Manufacturing 2020 – 12th February The Manufacturing Technology Centre is hosting Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Manufacturing 2020, where they will disseminate project work and present their roadmap for future artificial intelligence development. The event will feature live, cutting-edge technology demonstrators, and delegates will be given the opportunity to provide input as to what research lines should be prioritised. Read More

IBM Roadshow Birmingham – 19th February First stop for the IBM Roadshow is Birmingham! Join us for an afternoon of demos, presentations and debate on the most important technologies transforming industries. Choose the sessions you want to hear and learn about the most such as bridging to cloud, containerization, microservices, Blockchain and AI. Snacks and drinks will be provided for everyone to network and meet the IBM experts post sessions.. Read More

TAAS TECHNOLOGY 2020: 30th June – 1st July The 3rd annual Transportation-as-a-Service (TaaS) Technology event is a two-day global conference and exhibition dedicated to covering the key topics of Autonomous, Connected, Electric, Shared (ACES) mobility, the new emerging business models disrupting the industry and the tools which will be required to make it a reality. Read More

More events can be found here

Funding Calls & Opportunities

Demonstrators Addressing Cyber Security Challenges in the Internet of Things: Round 2 UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £4 million for collaborative R&D projects addressing major cyber security challenges in the Internet of Things. Read More

Subsea Autonomous Systems: Next Generation Technologies Individuals can apply to join a 5-day collaborative workshop to develop proposals for autonomous subsea systems that can significantly improve mission duration, sensing and communications. Read More

SBRI Rail Demonstrations: First of a Kind 2020 Businesses from the UK, EU or EEA can apply for a share of up to £9.4 million, including VAT, to develop demonstrators for sustainability, customer experience, operations or maintenance. Read More

APC 15: Developing the UK’s Low Carbon Automotive Capability UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £30 million for UK-developed late stage R&D, to support growth in advanced low carbon propulsion capability in the automotive sector. Read More

Innovate UK Smart Grants: January 2020 Opportunity to apply for a share of up to £25 million to deliver ambitious or disruptive R&D innovations that can make a significant impact on the UK economy. Read More

Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) is part of a successful consortium, awarded funding from Innovate UK for the MultiCAV project. The MultiCAV project is a 30-month innovation project to implement a Mobility As A Service (MaaS) solution servicing passengers between Didcot Parkway Station and Milton Park. Read More

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 su ch as sales, partnerships with incumbents, expanding internationally and to give companies and founders the tools and knowledge they need to scale. Read More

Innovate UK Smart Grants Oct 2019 Jan 2020: 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

Bilateral UK and US offshore wind R&D programme Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £1.5 million in UK companies partnering with US consortia to work on projects as part of the $40 million US National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium programme (NOWRDC). Read More

Horizon 2020: EIC Horizon Prize for ‘Innovative Batteries for eVehicles (H2020-Batteries-EICPrize-2018) The challenge is to develop a safe and sustainable battery for electric-vehicles through the development of new materials and chemistries making use of abundant, sustainable low cost materials, which are easily available in Europe. Read More

More funding can be found here

Featured Jobs

Conigital POD

Aimsun: Technical Writer We are looking for a creative, organized,detail-oriented technical writer to develop all Aimsun software product documentation. The job is a priori full time, but a part-time schedule is negotiable for the right candidate. 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

WMCA: Future Mobility Officer This is an exciting new post for which we are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated individual who wants the challenge of working in a high-performing team to develop and implement innovative transport projects in the West Midlands. 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

Cambridge Wireless: Membership Account Manager You will build long-term relationships with key contacts and team leads, ensuring that communication is regular and constructive throughout the length of their relationship with CW. You will be responsible for retaining members by understanding their needs, directing them to relevant activities and delivering value added services. 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

More jobs can be found here

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

Conigital: Full Stack Developer – Reporting to the Technical Director, the Full Stack 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

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

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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 – Manufacturing – To create sustainable economic growth through a programme of networking activities which accelerates the delivery of innovation in the UK manufacturing sector. Apply

Amazing Prospects: Deep Learning Neural Networks AI Engineer – Deep Learning Neural Networks AI Engineer Cambridge £70k plus benefits. AI Deep Learning scale up looking for staff engineers, the next frontier is getting closer using this stunning software. Apply