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Say Aloha To Self-Driving Cars As Hawaii Approves Roadway Testing, Though Paradise Not Assured

Hawaii just became the 29th state to formally approve the testing of self-driving cars, allowing autonomous vehicles onto the streets and highways of this nationally revered wonderous set of islands. the Hawaiian Department of Transportation is mindfully authorized to forthwith issue permits for the use of self-driving cars. Read More

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Locomation & Wilson Logistics Announce World’s First Large-Scale Autonomous Truck Purchase Order

The companies claim this is “the world’s first autonomous truck purchase order”. Under the terms of the deal, a minimum of 1,120 Wilson Logistics trucks are to be equipped with Locomation’s groundbreaking Autonomous Relay Convoy (ARCTM) technology. Read More

Volkswagen Unit Forms Partnership for Self-Driving Trucks

Volkswagen announced today that it has joined forces with autonomous-vehicle start-up TuSimple to bring self-driving heavy-duty trucks to Europe. Initial testing will use Scania trucks for a hub-to-hub route in Sweden. The test vehicles plan to use TuSimple’s Level 4 technology. Read More

Mercedes Takes ’21 S-Class to Next Level of Autonomous Driving

Engineered to provide Level 3 and Level 4 self-driving capability, the new S-Class is ready to take control when regional infrastructure, regulation and legislation allow it. With no more than a glance at the 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan’s interior, it’s clear this redesigned flagship luxury car is packed with state-of-the-art technology. Read More

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Mobileye inks deal with UAE conglomerate to roll out autonomous vehicles in Dubai

The strategic partnership with Al Habtoor Group will place vehicles equipped with Mobileye’s Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) technology on the roads of Dubai. Jerusalem-based Mobileye, will begin setting up the infrastructure to test autonomous vehicles in Dubai and hopes to roll out a full mobility-as-a-service (Maas) offering, including self-driving taxis and smart city solutions, by 2023. Read More
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Keolis launches a new 5G Autonomous electric vehicle trial in Sweden

Keolis, in partnership with Urban ICT Arena, Telia, Ericsson Intel and T-engineering, launched a new autonomous self-driving, electric minibus trial in Stockholm, Sweden, using 5G technology to remotely control and supervise the vehicle. This trial aims to explore the safe introduction of self-driving autonomous electric vehicles in complex urban areas with a view to optimising route planning and traffic. Read More
Automotive Cybersecurity

Connected car data security becomes key as automakers enable advanced communications and safety features. 

With this increased connectivity comes greater automotive cybersecurity risks, too. In response, regulators have begun to take action to address the growing vulnerabilities in connected car data security. Read More

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Featured EVENT

Transport Innovation Summit

Taas Technology Conference 2020 10th – 11th November – 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

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

Precision Medicine Innovation Landscapes in Israel & the UK 1st October – Innovate UK defines precision medicine as “technology that enables early and accurate diagnosis to inform patient treatment, as well as the availability of targeted therapies. This includes combining clinical biomarker knowledge with advances in diagnostic technologies, data analysis and tailor-made therapeutics. Read More

Real – World Automated Transport Workshop 2nd October – The workshop will focus on the challenges and avenues to real-world applications of connected vehicles and infrastructure as well as to policy and planning for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). Read More

Power Electronics and Battery Tech Expo 8th October – The Expo is being held at the Silverstone Wing at the Silverstone circuit in Northamptonshire. The event will showcase the latest technological products and services from across the industry. Read More

Modelling World 15th – 16th October – Modelling World is the UK & Europe’s best attended, longest running and biggest annual exhibition and conference for transport and pedestrian modelling professionals, advisory and strategic modellers, data scientists and transport economists. Read More

ADAS & UX Design, Principles and Rules 15th October – Users appreciate the support and the automation they provide for the driving experience. On the other hand, this technology has raised new challenges in designing driver user experience. This webinar will provide an overview of the principles and rules that can be used when creating ADAS UX. Read More

European STAMP Workshop and Conference (ESWC) 21st – 22nd October – WMG at the University of Warwick is delighted to host the European STAMP Workshop and Conference (ESWC) – Virtual Conference. The workshop will focus on knowledge sharing regarding attendees’ experiences of STAMP-related applications. Read More

Taas Technology Conference 2020 21st – 22nd October – 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

Bid Writing Masterclass for SMEs 28th October – While contracting authorities state commitments to help SMEs tender for more contracts, there are still a number of hurdles for bidders to cross that may not be obvious until much time, money and resources are spent on pulling a bid together. 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

Innovate UK Smart Grants: April 2019: Opportunity to apply for a share of up to £25 million to deliver ambitious or disruptive R&D innovations with significant potential for impact on the UK economy. Read More

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

IETF industrial energy efficiency and decarbonisation studies UA participating members: Organisations can apply for a share of up to £30 million for grants to carry out feasibility and engineering studies into energy efficiency and decarbonisation.  Read More

ISCF Transforming foundation industries: Building a resilient recovery: UK registered businesses can apply for a share of £8 million in grant funding for projects supporting recovery and growth of the UK’s foundation industries. Read More

Deliver safer and better care for people in Scotland with diabetes, phase 1 (SBRI competition): Organisations can apply for a share of £300,000 including VAT, to address foot problems, hospital care after admission and bone care for diabetes patients in Scotland. Read More

Biomedical Catalyst 2020: round 1, early and late stage awards: UK registered SMEs can apply for a share of up to £30 million to develop a product or process that is an innovative solution to a health and care challenge. Read More

Sort and segregate nuclear waste: phase 1 (SBRI competition)Organisations can apply for a share of £3.9 million, including VAT, to develop an autonomous, integrated toolkit to sort and segregate nuclear waste. Read More

APC 17: developing the UK’s low carbon automotive capability: UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £27 million for UK-developed late stage R&D, to support growth in advanced low carbon propulsion capability in the automotive sector. 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

Featured Jobs


Agile Analog: Digital Designer  Agile Analog is a Cambridge (UK) based deep tech company that is developing a software platform to revolutionise the way analog electronic circuits are designed in microchips. We are looking for someone who can be highly proficient at working in a cross-functional team of software and hardware engineers, with the ability to be a self-starter. Apply

Airgain: Lab Technician – This position is responsible for technical work in Airgain UK lab. Experience level: 3 or more years of experience in a similar role. Apply

West Midlands Combined Authority: Transport Strategy Office  Do you want to play an integral part in helping to develop and shape the future of transport in the West Midlands? Do you have experience and knowledge of transport planning or operational research? Is so we would like to talk with you about your next challenge. Apply

West Midlands Combined Authority: ICT Specialist  We are currently recruiting for an experienced, dynamic ICT specialist, whose focus will be to resolve and fulfil incidents and requests via our service management tool, ensuring we make the most out of our investment and deliver a high standard of customer service experience. 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. 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

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Top Jobs

West Midlands Combined Authority: Development Manager x 3 – The Housing & Regeneration team at WMCA are looking for a recently qualified chartered surveyor, or an individual currently pursuing qualification through the APC, with at least two years of relevant development experience. Apply

West Midlands Combined Authority: Head of Land and Development – Housing and Regeneration – The Housing & Regeneration team at WMCA are looking for a Head of Land and Development to lead and drive the implementation of Housing and Land’s business and engagement programme across its full range of exciting and diverse delivery programmes and policy areas. Apply

Process Technician: University of Warwick – To provide technical support for the WMG-FAB Project at the Energy Innovation Centre and assist with academic and industrial projects. 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

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