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

 We are proud to say that our ICAV, 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

Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro

£2m to set up company to develop the revolutionary Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority board voted on Wednesday (August 5) to incorporate a company to act as a “special purpose vehicle” to carry on development of the project. Read More

Robotaxis

Mobileye & WILLER Partner For Robotaxis In Japan

News this month out of Japan is that Mobileye is partnering with WILLER, an unfamiliar name to an American like me but apparently “one of the largest transportation operators in Japan, Taiwan and the Southeast Asian region,” in order to launch robotaxi service in Japan, Taiwan, and elsewhere in Southeast Asian. Read More

Jaguar & Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover Autonomy Learns Motion Sickness Mitigation

Jaguar Land Rover is adding programming to reduce the effects of motion sickness in autonomous vehicles. The new pioneering software will be able to provide a refined and comfortable ride to its occupants.Read More

Self Driving Cars

Yandex, Uber’s Russian Partner, Kicks Off Self-Driving Car Tests In Ann Arbor

A Russian tech company has joined the race to develop self-driving vehicles for the U.S. market. Yandex, the Moscow ride-sharing service that has partnered with Uber, said that it’s testing a fleet of autonomous Hyundai Sonatas on the streets of Michigan. Read More

Future of Autonomous Driving Vehicles

Ibeo and ams Solid-State LiDAR Technology to Enable Future Autonomous Driving Vehicles

The ams VCSEL array has power density, conversion efficiency, and pitch. Ibeo´s LiDAR system will be used in Level-3 automated driving on production vehicles at Great Wall Motor Company starting in 2022. Read More

Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz cars to be built on Nvidia autonomous driving platform 

The first vehicles that will emerge from Mercedes’ partnership with NVIDIA will start rolling off the assembly line in 2024. Both these companies have made a decision to venture together to form a safe automated driving experience for their customers using a revolutionary in-vehicle computing system and AI.Read More

Pandemic's effect on AV Industry

Pandemic is Driving the Autonomous Vehicle Towards Reality

The AV are yet to pave its way to reality. The reason behind this is the unclear amount of revenue and profit it could yield due to its high research and development cost. At a time when the AV are on a pendulum swing without taking a side, the pandemic broke out and turned the whole structure upside down. Read More

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Featured EVENT

Women in Tech 15th August: BEC has partnered with Natalia Nicholson to create Women in Tech Mastermind Group to inspire and advice women on how they can thrive tech in the tech industry as a professional or as an entrepreneur. This monthly event is where technical skills meets soft skills to really stay ahead in the information age.Read More

Covid 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.

Upcoming Events

ITE 2020 Annual Meeting & Exhibit 9th August: 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

Women in Tech 15th August: BEC has partnered with Natalia Nicholson to create Women in Tech Mastermind Group to inspire and advice women on how they can thrive tech in the tech industry as a professional or as an entrepreneur. This monthly event is where technical skills meets soft skills to really stay ahead in the information age. Read More

The New and Emerging Technologies : 5G Technology 19th August: With the current advancements in data storage and electronics, the world is witnessing technological advancements faster than ever. With the 2017-2020 Digital Transformation Strategy, most advanced technologies like 5G and IoT are currently implemented in every daily activity you perform, from AI-powered Facial Recognition software in your phone to the fastest networks. Read More

Virtual Masterclass: Overview of Machine Learning 1st – 4th September 2020 | via Microsoft Teams 1st – 4th September: This workshop is aimed at engineers and managers who wish to learn about the opportunities and future potential of various technologies, techniques and systems emerging for the premium vehicle market. The masterclass will be charged at £750 per person incl. VAT. We can accommodate companies wishing to book out a complete workshop, please include details in the comments box within the form below. Read More

New Technologies, New Opportunities: Introducing Digital Twins 3rd September: A Digital Twin is a virtual replica of any real world entity, which allows humans and computing systems to interact with it via the data it generates and receives. As an example, Digital Twin approaches are improving the design and manufacture processes of complex products such as aircraft and jet engines. Read More

European Transport Conference 9th – 11th September: New Approaches in Transport Modelling: HARMONY model suite: an integrated spatial and multimodal transport planning tool to lead a sustainable transition to a new mobility era. Read More

Robotics & Artificial (RAI) Intelligence SIG webinar: Law & Regulation for RAI Innovation 10th September: Three legal experts will be discussing the policy landscape for RAI innovators. The Robotics & AI Special Interest Group (RAI SIG) is hosting a webinar addressing some of the legal and regulatory issues faced by the RAI community in the UK. Read More

Insight into Automotive Manufacturer’s CAV & EV Strategy 15th September: This networking event is being run by Northern Automotive Alliance (NAA) in partnership with the University of Salford, Enterprise Ireland, and a number of companies in the NAA network. The event is focussed around providing insight into the strategy of Automotive Manufacturer’s for Electric Vehicle (EV) and Connected & Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) adoption. Read More

More events can be found here

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

Funding Calls & Opportunities

Manufacturing made smarter: digital supply chain, industrial research: UK registered businesses can apply for funding towards an industrial research project in digital technologies to transform supply chains in UK manufacturing. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Read More

IETF deployment of energy efficiency technologies in industry: Organisations can apply for a share of up to £30 million for grants for energy efficiency projects that reduce fuel bills and carbon emissions. 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

Manufacturing made smarter: digital supply chain, feasibility studies: UK registered businesses can apply for funding towards feasibility studies into digital technologies to transform supply chains in UK manufacturing. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. 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

ATF: moving the UK automotive sector to zero emissions: UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £10 million for feasibility studies to support industrialisation of the UK’s high-value electrified automotive supply chain. 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

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

conigital

Zeetta: Technical Pre-Sales Solution Architect – SDN Networking – At Zeetta, we have built software tools to automate operations in enterprise networks. Zeetta Visualise, Optimise and Automate, underpinned by our NetOS platform, make day to day network operations simple, agile and resilient for enterprises. Multi-technology and multi-vendor network management capabilities are at the core of it. Apply

Zeetta: Senior / DevOps Engineer – The role of the Senior / DevOps Engineer is to define the strategy for, and lead the implementation of, processes, automated frameworks and tools managing the build and release of multiple concurrent software products and systems. Come and help us redefine the future of open networking by replacing traditional Hardware and Networks with SDN and NFV, its exciting stuff! Apply

Zeetta: Product Manager – Enterprise – We are looking for someone to be the champion of our exciting Enterprise software product line. This Product Manager will be the biggest advocate inside and outside of the company and will, own the product roadmap, work with product development and the delivery teams to set the road map for this exciting product line. Apply

U-blox: Software Test Engineer (GNSS/INS Navigation) – As the Software Test Engineer you are part of our international team of specialized software engineers developing u-blox’s cutting edge Inertial Navigation System (INS) technology. In this role you are responsible for developing and testing the GNSS/INS navigation engine – the heart of u-blox’ Dead Reckoning products. 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

EGG Technology: Software Engineering Junior – We have a new opportunity for a talented Software Engineer with some experience who can develop their skills in a varied consultancy organisation based at our office in Cambridge. eg technology is a product development consultancy that has grown steadily since being founded in 2002. Apply

EGG Technology: Experienced Mechanical Design Engineer – The successful applicant will have experience in theoretical, mathematical skills alongside more practical modelling and design approaches to analyse, quantify and explore solutions to problems whilst ensuring that solutions are feasible, practical and have potential to be made into actual devices in high and low volumes. Apply

EGG Technology: Senior Mechanical Design Engineer – We are looking for an experienced individual who has excellent theoretical, mathematical skills alongside more practical modelling and design approaches to analyse, quantify and explore solutions to problems whilst ensuring that solutions are feasible, practical and have potential to be made into actual devices in high and low volumes. 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