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

Mobileye Starts Testing Self-Driving Vehicles in Germany

Mobileye, an Intel company, received an automated vehicle (AV) testing permit recommendation from the independent technical service provider TÜV SÜD. As one of the leading experts in the field of safe and secure automated driving, TÜV SÜD enabled Mobileye to obtain approval from German authorities by validating the vehicle and functional safety concepts of Mobileye’s AV test vehicle. Read More 

New £1m project to ensure the UK’s motorways are ready for self-driving vehicles gets underway

A new £1m project named CAVIAR (Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: Infrastructure Appraisal Readiness), that will ensure the UK’s roads will be able to accommodate self-driving vehicles is now underway with the help of Loughborough University and Highways England. Read More

Autonomous Vehicle Company Aurora Releases LiDAR Sensor for Its Self-driving Cars

Self-driving technology startup Aurora announced its self-developed LiDAR sensor FirstLight LiDAR last week. The LiDAR sensor was tested on Aurora’s test vehicles to help the perception system to see and track objects farther, faster, and with greater precision. Read More

Racing into the future of autonomous driving

After a third-place finish at last year’s Formula Student Germany, MIT Driverless team aims to compete in the $1.5 million Indy Autonomous Challenge. the German Grand Prix, it was the stage for Formula Student Germany, one of the world’s most competitive automobile design competitions for students. Read More

Navistar, TuSimple Partner to Launch Self-Driving Trucks in 2024

Truck and engine maker Navistar International Corp. and TuSimple, a global self-driving technology company, announced they have entered into a strategic partnership. The companies will co-develop SAE Level 4 self-driving trucks targeted for production by 2024. Read More

Tesla Invited To Use Data From UAE To Accelerate Autonomous Driving

Tesla was invited to use data collected in the UAE to accelerate autonomous driving in the region. In an exclusive interview with Bloomberg, UAE’s Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence Omar Al Olama talked about Dubai and the UAE’s goal to ramp autonomous driving in the next five years. Read More

Mining looks to autonomous vehicles to reduce costs and improve efficiency

Chinese firm SANY recently announced it had deployed two autonomous, electric mining trucks. According to the company, the SKT90E wide-body mining trucks had been able to demonstrate “high-level environmental identification and positioning capacity.” Read More

Alex Gerodimos appointed CEO of Aimsun after Jaime Ferrer steps down

Aimsun announced the appointment of Alex Gerodimos to Chief Executive Officer of Aimsun, as of July 16th 2020; he replaces Jaime Ferrer, who has stepped down after more than 20 years in the position. Read More

How autonomous Cars are Overcoming GPS Signal Loss with Radar

As autonomous cars are in a critical stage of development, their producers have shifted focus from GPS to include a radar backup to mitigate the risk posed by losing signal abruptly in a big city. combining a mix of radars, cameras, and lasers. Oxbotica’s self-driving vehicles rely less on GPS and more on a combination of the previously mentioned methods. Read More

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COVID 19 Grant & Support Information

COVID-19: Government guidance for employees, employers and businesses

This guidance also provides details of support available to businesses including:

  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
  • Deferring VAT and Self-Assessment payments
  • Statutory sick pay relief package for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) and other Grants
  • New lending facility from the Bank of England to help support liquidity among larger firms

FCOVID 19 EVENT NOTICE

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.

Featured EVENT

Automated Vehicles Symposium 27th July: HS2 is a state-of-the-art, high speed railway service critical for the UK’s low-carbon transport future. It will provide much-needed rail capacity across the country. We’re looking for five SMEs who we can work with to meet the challenges of providing a high tech, low-carbon high speed railway service for generations to come. Read More

Upcoming Events

The CertiCAV Safety Assurance Framework for CAVs: Consultation Workshop 21st July: This webinar will present the challenges of CAV safety assurance, and some of the solutions being developed on the CertiCAV project, which is being run by the Connected Places Catapult on behalf of the Department for Transport. Read More

GRAVITY Challenge Innovator Briefing 22nd July: Deloitte, AWS, and the Satellite Applications Catapult, are coming together to host the GRAVITY Challenge Innovator Briefing, we will provide an overview of. The GRAVITY Challenge and it’s aims, Benefits to you as innovator and how can innovators get involved. Read More

UK-German Innovation Challenge: Pitch your tech innovation to German corporates 22nd July: The Department for International Trade (DIT) in the East of England and Germany in collaboration with Cambridge Wireless, invite you to register your interest to virtually pitch your innovation to high-calibre German corporates. Read More

Future Flight Fridays: Air Mobility of the Future 24th July: KTN’s new webinar series for any industry sector interested in the Future Flight Challenge. This session will explore developments around creating a future air mobility use case for passengers and goods. Read More

Automated Vehicles Symposium 27th July: HS2 is a state-of-the-art, high speed railway service critical for the UK’s low-carbon transport future. It will provide much-needed rail capacity across the country. We’re looking for five SMEs who we can work with to meet the challenges of providing a high tech, low-carbon high speed railway service for generations to come. Read More

Innovation Matchmaking Ideation Event 27th- 30th July: Innovation Matchmaking is an online collaborative event running between the 27th-30th of July. It will facilitate collaborations between SMEs and independent participants to tackle Urban Links Africa Open Call challenges. It will consist of remote clinics, tutorials and consultations run by the Catapult. Read More

Women in Innovation: Building Success – Working Parents 27th July: Cutting ourselves some slack in 2020 & beyond: looking at being a working parent through a more compassionate lens. Being a working parent inevitably brings with it a constantly evolving, never-ending set of demands and expectations as parents work hard to accommodate the needs of two competing contexts. Read More 

£135M available for UK businesses to recover from COVID-19 29th July: Aimed at innovative companies with solutions to drive the UK’s COVID-19 recovery, there are two funding strands available. Get your application ready in time, connect with our experts for a free consultation. Read More 

Digital Business Meetup – Diversity and Inclusion 30th July: If you are an innovator looking for support to grow your business, join us for our online information and networking events. Our aim is to raise awareness amongst digital companies about funding and business support opportunities available to UK-based businesses and organisations across various sectors. Read More 

More events can be found here

Funding Calls & Opportunities

The Sustainable Innovation Fund: round 1 (temporary framework): UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £55 million for new projects focusing on sustainable economic recovery from COVID-19. Read More

The Sustainable Innovation Fund: SBRI phase 1: Organisations can apply for a share of up to £10 million, including VAT, to help UK businesses and the public sector recover from COVID-19 in a sustainable manner. Read More

UKRI open call for research and innovation ideas to address COVID-19: Proposals are invited for short-term projects addressing and mitigating the health, social, economic, cultural and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. UKRI will support excellent proposals up to 18 months duration Read More

Catalysing Green Innovation: strand 2: Securing the future of ZEV: UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £10 million to research and develop technologies to help secure future zero emission vehicles innovation. Read More

EUREKA GlobalStars Singapore CRD – Round 2: UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 million to develop innovative proposals with Singapore and other EUREKA participating members. Read More

Energy Catalyst round 8: clean energy access – industrial research: Organisations can apply for a share of up to £20 million to develop and demonstrate innovative solutions for clean, affordable and secure energy access in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia or South East Asia. Read More

Energy Catalyst round 8: clean energy – experimental development: The aim of this competition is to support highly innovative, market-focused energy solutions in any technology or sector. Your project must encourage the development of products and services that help countries in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, South East Asia or multiple regions access secure, low cost and low carbon energy. Read More

Catalysing Green Innovation: strand 1, advancing PEMD supply chain: In this strand, up to £5 million will be invested in business-led innovation projects that enable UK supply chain and manufacturing capability growth in power electronics, machines and drives (PEMD). Projects will facilitate future improvements in productivity, capacity, quality or efficiency. Read More

Young Innovators Awards 2020/21: We’re looking for young people who would benefit most from the Young Innovators Awards, including the financial support and tailored package of expert advice and access to innovation tools and connections on offer. The financial support and tailored coaching and mentoring will be provided directly to the successful applicants. Read More

UK Canada Quantum Technology Programme CR&D competition: The aim of this competition is to enable bilateral collaboration between UK and Canada. Your proposal must include at least one UK and one Canadian partner. In the UK collaborations must be led by a business, and in Canada by an RTO or university. Read More

EUREKA GlobalStars Japan: Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing £1 million to fund UK businesses leading collaborative research and development (R&D) projects. Projects should result in a new product, industrial process or service, be innovative and involve a technological risk. Read More

Designing sustainable plastic solutions: Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £800,000 to fund early-stage, human-centred design projects to reduce the harm that plastics have on our environment and to therefore increase productivity and growth of the UK economy. This funding is from the Plastic Research and Innovation Fund. 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

IC Resources: Embedded Software Engineer – IC Resources is working with a leading management and technology consulting firm in Cambridgeshire who are looking for a number of talented software engineers to join them. Working across interesting and challenging projects across; wireless communications, security and defence, consumer electronics and products this is an excellent opportunity for a recent graduate looking to kick start their career or someone with a few years’ experience under their belt who want to take their career up a notch!.  Apply

IC Resources: Project Manager –  We are looking for a Project Manager to join a leading business within wireless technology, you will have the opportunity to work within a team of passionate engineers focused on the development and growth of the department. This position offers a great benefits package including flexible working, private medical, career development, and gym memberships as well as a salary up to £45,000. Apply

IC Resources: Senior Firmware Engineer   We are actively looking for a number of Firmware Engineers to join my client, a multimedia applications company, based in Cambridge. This opportunity is open to any embedded software engineer with commercial experience post academic studies, developing C++ code at an embedded level. Apply

Samsung: Senior / DevOps Engineer – We are looking for a Senior Engineer to join our DevOps Apps team. You will work to maintain, develop and deploy systems and tools for Samsung both locally and worldwide to support software for our range of wireless solutions. At Samsung Cambridge, we focus on the development of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth chipsets. Apply

ICAV Cluster: AI & Cloud Tech Team Lead – Within this role you will be expected to undertake tasks such as providing technical mentorship to the tech team in the areas of AI and Cloud, researching and developing proof-of-concept solutions and algorithms that will be gradually integrated into production, and conducting code reviews.  Our ideal candidate will be advocating Scrum methodologies with DevOps/DevSecOps under the full SDLC in a cloud environment and will enhance the capability of existing AI and Cloud developments through innovation and by following best DevOps and scientific practices. 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

U-blox: Cellular Modem Verification Engineer – We are looking for an experienced engineer to join our successful and growing team operating in three locations globally. In order to be successful in this position you will have a proven track record of verification in a complex environment. You will be comfortable and familiar with the tools and processes for developing tests and for the completion of all areas of the verification process. Apply

U-blox: HR Generalist – You will be employed to work on the CompETe project funded by the APC in collaboration with industry and academic partners. The work will involve the characterisation of electrical machines and drive units using dynos and environmental chambers. In addition the role will assist in the development of in-line process measurement methods and the statistical analysis of the data produced. Apply

University of Warwick: Project Engineer (E-Machines) – You will be employed to work on the CompETe project funded by the APC in collaboration with industry and academic partners. The work will involve the characterisation of electrical machines and drive units using dynos and environmental chambers. In addition the role will assist in the development of in-line process measurement methods and the statistical analysis of the data produced. Apply

University of Warwick: Cloud Computing Manager – The purpose of this role is to maintain and enhance the UKRI-funded OpenStack-enabled CLIMB-BIG-DATA cloud-computing infrastructure, working with local IT support staff and a team of bioinformaticians and microbiologists across participating universities. 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

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

More jobs can be found here