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

Einride Demonstrates One Operator-Multiple Vehicle Capability

Swedish startup Einride, engaged in autonomous electric vehicles, has demonstrated for the very first time its one operator, multiple vehicle capability at a customer site. The company has used two of its electric T-pod vehicles, which can drive autonomously. Read More

Nuro driverless vehicles approved for delivery tests in California

The novel coronavirus has highlighted the need for contactless delivery services. And autonomous delivery startup Nuro is one step closer to making that a reality. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company has been granted permission to test its driverless vehicles on the streets of California. Read More

Automation Could Aid Port Operations During Pandemic

The pandemic occurs at a time when significant progress has been made in the area of autonomous control of land, air and ocean vehicles. At some ports, automation technology allows crane operators to work from remotely located play stations while automated cranes can transfer containers at ports with a worker directing a computer. Read More

RCT automates mine fleet in Burkina Faso

World-leading autonomous solutions specialist RCT has executed a project with African Underground Mining Services (AUMS) at the Siou underground gold mine in Burkina Faso. Read More

Robots help China manage the coronavirus pandemic

Across China, more people and businesses are turning to service robots to help steer a course through the pandemic. Chui Dip-sai has been so grateful for Temi, an Israeli-developed service robot that has become the Hong Kong nursing home resident’s constant companion after city-wide lockdowns have kept family and friends away. Read More

Sensible 4 adapts its autonomous driving pilot in Helsinki during COVID-19

In the face of the coronavirus epidemic, Finland, along with the rest of the world, is facing entirely new circumstances. To slow the spread of the virus and to ease the strain Sensible 4 is adjusting  plans for this spring’s FABULOS autonomous driving pilot — one of the main self-driving events for this year. Read More

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Following recent developments with the global pandemic relating to COVID-19. A number of events are being canceled, deferred or being made online. Please check directly with event organisers to the state of your event.

Upcoming Events

Microsoft ElectionGuard – Webinar – 16th April Microsoft ElectionGuard provides a free, open-source software toolkit, which can be used in new and existing election systems to allow voters to verify that their votes have been accurately counted. Voters can check for themselves that their votes have been correctly recorded, and anyone—voters, candidates, Read More

Webinar: Urban Links Africa – 16th April Urban Links Africa connects UK and African tech organisations to tackle the most urgent urban challenges facing the citizens of Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu in Kenya, and Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban in South Africa. Read More

INTERNET OF THINGS (IoT) Webinar – Nottingham and Derby Branch – 20th April This event will look at some of the security challenges, and the industry activities to mitigate the risks, leading to the anticipate widespread use of automated vehicles by 2027 and “IoT devices are not a product, they’re a risk in a box.” Read More

Horizon 2020: Webinar 28th April This event is aimed at companies and research organisations that are interested in European Support for Bio-based Industries (BBI) and who wish to work with European counterparts in collaborative research and innovation projects. Read More

Getting Started with LiDAR – 28th-30th April Exclusive new opportunity to understand the fundamentals of Digital 3D LiDAR technology with Level Five Supplies and expert course leaders. Their one, two or three day courses offer the ideal mix of theory and practice, ensuring you develop a sound working knowledge of LiDAR hardware and software; and learn how to get started on your journey to generating, recording and interpreting point clouds for robotics, surveying and autonomous systems. Read More

IAAPS Research Networking Workshop – 30th April This workshop aims to identify specific opportunities to conduct fundamental, holistic and cross-disciplinary research that contributes to the wider propulsion systems challenges. The Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems is a University wide undertaking with the aim of identifying and bringing together research strengths across all areas that can be focussed on the vitally important challenges around sustainable mobility. Read More

AI in Industry, future developments for AI, code an autonomous robot car – 30th April This event illustrates the power and possiblities of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the ways in which at UST-Global work with our clients across industry to use and benefit from AI. Read More

More events can be found here

Funding Calls & Opportunities

April 2020 expression of interest ATI Programme: The ATI Programme represents a £3.9 billion joint government and industry investment to maintain and grow the UK’s competitive position in civil aerospace. Read More

Business-led innovation in response to global disruption: Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £20 million in innovation projects. The aim of this competition is to support UK businesses to focus on emerging or increasing needs of society and industries during and following the Covid-19 pandemic. By fast-tracking innovation, the UK will be better placed to maintain employment levels, a competitive position in global markets and make the UK more resilient to similar disruption. Read More

5G enabled road and rail transport trials in the West Midlands: West Midlands 5G (WM5G) will work in partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA). Together they will invest up to £2.5 million in innovation projects that develop a new service or product. These must improve road and rail operational efficiency, provide better-connected transport or improve traveller experience. Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will manage the competition process. Read More

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

ISCF digital security by design: technology enabled business-led demonstrator, phase 1: UK businesses can apply for up to £5.8 million to collaborate on a digital security by design demonstrator project in which an additional technology ‘ingredient’ is required. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Read More

GCRF demonstrate impact in developing countries: round 2, phase 1: The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) will invest up to £9.3 million in prototype stage projects. The projects must have the potential to transform lives in developing countries, through appropriately designed innovation that responds to real market demand. 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

More funding can be found here

Featured Jobs

Conigital POD

Digital Catapult: Head of Innovation – This is a rare opportunity to join as a leading member of our Innovation Practice Team. This dynamic role involves the successful design, delivery and growth of the innovation and acceleration programmes at Digital Catapult. You will be managing up to 5 of our Innovation Partners and have responsibility for half of our 20+ strong Practice in developing and delivering projects and programmes that will drive the adoption of advanced digital technologies and the growth of technology startups in the UK. Apply

MediaTek: Senior/Principle Wireless Modem Architect – Excellent opportunity for a Senior/Principal Wireless Modem Architect to join our Modem Technology and Architecture team. The main goal of this position is to drive innovation and continuous improvements for the architecture of the cellular modems used in MediaTek’s latest and most advanced chipsets. Apply

Coventry University: Accounts Receivable Manager –  Exciting opportunity for an experienced Accounts Receivable Manager to join the busy Financial Operations division. This post is a newly created role in Financial Operations, responsible for managing invoices, ensuring the timely collection of income due to the University Group, setting cash collection targets and improving procedures and controls to improve cash flow performance. Apply

ICAV Cluster: Vehicle Integration Engineer – Reporting to the Technical Director, the Vehicle Integration Engineer Will Lead and drive forward the definition and implementation of a vehicle x-by-wire interface that will be used to integrate with a vehicle automation platform. The x-by-wire solution will be designed to be configurable across several target vehicles. The role is not just about developing the software but also about defining and integrating the electro-mechanical mechanisms and interfaces with existing vehicle systems (e.g. introducing epas, e-braking etc). Apply

ICAV Cluster: 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

More jobs can be found here

Top Jobs

Coventry University: Financial Operations Manager – Exciting opportunity for an experienced Financial Operations Manager to join the busy Financial Operations division. This post is a newly created role in Financial Operations, responsible for supporting the Financial Operations Controller in the delivery of a high quality financial transactional service that meets the expectations of the Group, its customers and suppliers. Apply

Coventry University: Accounts Payable Manager – exciting opportunity for an experienced Accounts Payable Manager to join the busy Financial Operations division. This post is a newly created role in Financial Operations, responsible for managing the Accounts Payable team ensuring department efficiency and providing strong leadership. Apply

Conigital Group: 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

Conigital Group: 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

Secure Thingz: Senior Software Test Engineer – We are looking for someone who can lead the software testing activities in a small team of developers. You will have the opportunity to influence the test strategy for new features while enjoying our extensive benefits and in-house perks. This is a position which allows you to show initiative and engage in solving complex problems. Apply

More jobs can be found here