Don Dhaniwal

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

Canada’s First Smart Infrastructure AV Pilot Begins Trial

A bus service claiming full autonomous operation is due to start commercial operations in Ontario later this year. Dubbed the Whitby Autonomous Vehicle Electric (WAVE) the shuttle will serve the town’s waterfront in Whitby, Ontario. The pilot project is being undertaken in partnership between SmartCone Technologies, AutoGuardian By SmartCone. Read More

Cruise Looks to Solar Panels to Power Self-Driving Cars

Cruise, is launching a new initiative to support renewable energy efforts in California’s Central Valley. Through a program called Farm to Fleet, Cruise will source solar power for its all-electric fleet from two farms: Sundale Vineyards outside Tulare and Moonlight Companies in Reedley. Sundale Vineyards grows table grapes, and Moonlight is a citrus and stone fruit grower. Read More

NVIDIA DRIVE OS 5.2.6 Linux SDK Now Available

NVIDIA DRIVE OS 5.2.6 Linux SDK is now available, providing developers with the operating system and development environment purpose-built for autonomous vehicles. As the foundation of the NVIDIA DRIVE SDK, NVIDIA DRIVE OS is designed specifically for accelerated computing and artificial intelligence. It includes NVIDIA CUDA for efficient parallel computing, NVIDIA TensorRT for real-time AI inference. Read More

Waymo to launch “Trusted Tester” programme in San Francisco

Waymo will offer rides to a select few San Francisco riders as part of a new pilot programme to test out its technology. Waymo says “will invite San Franciscans to actively help us shape the future of fully autonomous ride-hailing”. San Franciscans will be able to hail an autonomous ride in one of Waymo’s all-electric Jaguar I-PACE vehicles.  Read More

Tesla Could Allow Other Automakers To Utilize Its Self-Driving Technology

At the AI Day event, Autocar asked Musk if Tesla would consider making their FSD software open-source, to which he replied: “Well, it is fundamentally extremely expensive to create the system, so somehow that has to be paid for. But I should say that, if other car companies want to license it and use it in their cars, that’d be cool. This is not intended to just be limited to Tesla cars.” Read More

Goodyear, Plus Announce Autonomous Trucks Collaboration

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. announced a collaboration with automated driving company Plus to integrate Goodyear’s suite of services with Plus technology. The effort will explore how autonomous driving systems can incorporate feedback from connected tires solutions, according to an Aug. 23 release from Goodyear. Read More

Nuro is building a factory and test track in Nevada for its autonomous delivery robots

Nuro, announced a dramatic expansion of its physical footprint. The company said it will spend $40 million on the construction of a manufacturing facility and test track for its fleet of self-driving robot vehicles. Both facilities will be located in Southern Nevada, which in recent years has become a hotbed for manufacturing and testing for the future of transportation. Read More

Hyundai Mobis M.Vision X Concept Heads to Munich

Hyundai Mobis, which is the South Korean industrial giant’s automotive supplier arm, is headed to the IAA in Munich next month with the M.Vision X concept that promises to fit right in with the Mobility theme of the new show. Designed as an autonomous vehicle meant for four passengers, the M.Vision X concept features windows that can transform into displays for the benefit of the passengers. Read More

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Member Requests

Conigital are searching for beta testers and early adopters of our product suite. If you would like to be involved in our Driverless vehicle and MaaS trials. Please register your interest here 

Featured Events

September 1st- September 3rd,2021 – 10th International Congress on Transportation Research. The Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers (HITE) and the Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT/CERTH) co-organize the ‘10th International Congress on Transportation Research’ (ICTR 2021). The spotlight theme of the 2021 Congress is: ‘Future Mobility and Resilient Transport: Transition to innovation’. Register Here

September 7th, 2021 – Assistive Technologies & Remote Medicine. Join BetaDen on the 7th of September, from 12:00pm till 1:00pm for the next instalment of #TechTuesdays Take a deep dive into Assistive Technologies and Remote Medicine with the help of speakers from NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire CCG, amica24 and Smartbox Assistive Technology. Register Here

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

10th International Congress on Transportation Research: September 1st – September 3rd, 2021 – The Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers (HITE) and the Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT/CERTH) co-organize the ‘10th International Congress on Transportation Research’ (ICTR 2021), which will be held on September 1st -3rd, 2021, at the Mediterranean Hotel in Rhodes, Greece. The spotlight theme of the 2021 Congress is: ‘Future Mobility and Resilient Transport: Transition to innovation’. Register Here

Future Flight Cafe: Skybus: September 3rd, 2021 – Join this event to hear about project Skybus – a transformative mode of travel taking a “system of systems” approach. This project is evaluating the operational, technical and economic feasibility of a network of large (30-50 pax) electric Vertical Take-Off & Landing (eVTOL) vehicles. Register Here

IAA MOBILITY Conference: September 7th – September 12th, 2021 – Experience the leading international mobility platform. Mobility is in a state of flux and new offers are expanding the mobility mix in the city and in the countryside. New mobility carriers, technologies and players such as start-ups are appearing on the scene. And the IAA takes this development into account. Register Here

City Leaders Dialogues: The net zero road to COP26 and beyond: September 7th, 2021 – As part of this global conversation, the UK’s Connected Places Catapult has partnered with Singapore’s Centre for Liveable Cities on a series of Mayoral Dialogues, led by Prof. Greg Clark CBE, Chairman of Connected Places Catapult. On The Net Zero Road to COP26 and Beyond, we ask how global city leaders and stepping up to one of the biggest challenges humanity faces: a changing climate and the need to reduce global carbon emissions. Register Here

Assistive Technologies & Remote Medicine: September 7th, 2021 – Take a deep dive into Assistive Technologies and Remote Medicine with the help of speakers from NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire CCG, amica24 and Smartbox Assistive Technology. During our virtual event you will gain insight into the future of digital health, discover opportunities for industry partners, learn about the direction of assistive technology use in the UK and find out about the technology challenges and emerging solutions in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Register Here

Virtual Connections Café: Support and Networking event: September 8th, 2021 – In this Connections Cafe we will explore the sector of Advanced Construction (AC): the challenges, modern techniques and practices in construction that cover the latest developments in materials technology, design procedures, quantity surveying, facilities management, services, structural analysis and design, and management studies. Register Here

Future of Air Mobility accelerator webinar: September 9th, 2021 – Connected Places Catapult are looking for a variety of partners who can provide access to testing facilities and data feeds to enable the SMEs to test and trial their technologies This webinar will cover the analysis Catapult have collated through internal market research, accelerator process, talks from  current collaborators on the value derived through the accelerator and finally the consortium opportunities available to partners. Register Here

Drone Pathfinder Catalyst Programme Community Webinar: September 21st, 2021 – The programme aims to rapidly drive progress in drone technology and regulation over the next ten years, enabling industry and the public sector to fully exploit the market in areas such as geo-mapping, infrastructure inspections, surveying and logistics to both commercial and public-sector industries. Register Here

More events can be found here

COVID 19 Grant & Support Information

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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

SBRI – Digital transformation of Hanoi Metro Line 5, Vietnam – This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition funded by Innovate UK and jointly delivered by Innovate UK and Crossrail International with support from the Department of International Trade in Vietnam. The aim of the competition is to support organisations to undertake feasibility studies, that demonstrate how innovation can support Hanoi Metropolitan Railway Management Board (MRB) with their digital transformation. Read More 

SBRI Global Rail Export Innovation for Australia, Canada and India – This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition funded by Innovate UK and jointly delivered by Innovate UK and the Department for International Trade. The aim of the competition is to support organisations to undertake feasibility studies to demonstrate innovative railway technology solutions for overseas markets. This is a single phase competition. Read More 

Future flight challenge phase 3: strand 2 – The aim of this competition is to fund projects that will deliver the 2024 vision of the Future Flight Challenge and position the UK as a leader in the third revolution of aviation. This competition will build on the success of the 2020 Phase 2 competition and will focus primarily on the demonstration aspects of these novel air vehicles and systems. In Strand 2 projects must focus on developing enabling technologies and cross-cutting systems that support the deployment of these novel air vehicles in UK airspace. Read More 

Future flight challenge phase 3: strand 1 – The aim of this competition is to fund projects that will deliver the 2024 vision of the Future Flight Challenge and position the UK as a leader in the third revolution of aviation. This competition will build on the success of the 2020 Phase 2 competition and will focus primarily on the demonstration aspects of these novel air vehicles and systems. In Strand 1, projects must focus on the demonstration aspects of novel classes of electric or autonomous air vehicles and systems. Read More 

ISCF Transforming Foundation Industry – Small Scale R&D Strand 2 – The Transforming Foundation Industries (TFI) Challenge fund will work with Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, to invest up to £1.5 million in innovation projects. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF). Projects must address the resource productivity or energy performance opportunities of the sector and its supply chains. Read More 

ISCF Transforming Foundation Industry – Small scale R&D – Strand 1 – The Transforming Foundation Industries (TFI) Challenge fund will work with Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, to invest up to £1.5 million in innovation projects. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF).Projects must address the resource productivity or energy performance opportunities of the sector and its supply chains. The aim of this competition is to improve the competitiveness of our Foundation Industry sector by helping it to become more environmentally sustainable. Read More

Global cooperation feasibility studies – Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £1.5 million to support innovative micro, small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to carry out international feasibility studies. The aim of this competition is to increase the international engagement of innovative UK registered SMEs. It will support them in looking to establish or strengthen international research and innovation partnerships and networks and aid them to grow and scale up. Read More 

Innovate UK Smart Grants: August 2021 – UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy. This funding is from Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation. Whilst projects that overlap with the grand challenge areas are welcomed, this is not a requirement, as we are also keen to support projects in other areas. Read More 

Women in Innovation Awards 2021/22: Round 13 – The aim of this competition is to find women with exciting, innovative ideas and ambitious plans that will inspire others. The awards are for female founders, co-founders or senior decision makers working in businesses that have been operating for at least one year. Applicants must be confident, with the support of an award, that they can make a significant contribution to a pressing societal, environmental or economic challenge through their innovative project. Read More 

Driving the electric revolution – building talent for the future – The aim of this competition is to fund several ideas that quickly fill immediate gaps in skills, talent and training for the power electronics, machines and drives (PEMD) industry. Your proposal must deliver a clear game-changing intervention, which would realistically and significantly meet a UK PEMD talent requirement. In applying to this competition, you are entering into a competitive process.  Read More 

KTN-iX challenge: Upcycling Protective Plastics from Offshore Wind Farms – The Innovation Exchange programme is working alongside Ørsted to help them reach out to potential innovators that might have solutions involving the upcycling of Transition Piece (TP) covers. The challenge may find a suitable solution in an award to more than one provider.  Read More

Knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP): 2021 to 2022, round 3 – The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme allows a UK registered business or not-for-profit organisation  to partner with a UK higher education (HE) or further education (FE) institution, RTO or Catapult. Each application must be led by a knowledge base, working with a business partner. Read More 

More funding can be found here

Featured Jobs

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WMCA: Business Innovation Support Coordinator – The Innovation Alliance for the West Midlands (IAWM) team sits within the West Midlands Combined Authority’s Strategy & Economy directorate. The role will be responsible for IAWM’s work to join up and enhance the ‘Innovation Support for Business’ offer in the West Midlands, working with the WMCA and LEPs. The role will use specialist knowledge to enable businesses to better navigate the plethora of programmes available to both their location and specific needs. Apply 

WMCA: Race Equalities Taskforce Programme Manager (Internal Only) – This role will be responsible for developing, coordinating and leading on the delivery of the Race Equalities Taskforce, ensuring an action focused, collaborative and cross cutting approach to make sure all communities share in the region’s success and specifically look at the issues facing under-represented communities. You’ll focus the Taskforce’s efforts on those policy areas over which the WMCA has the most influence namely: jobs and the economy; education and especially skills; transport and connectivity; housing and homelessness; health and wellbeing. Apply 

KTN: Knowledge Transfer Manager – Emerging Modelling Applications – This role will work closely with other KTN sector teams to identify and understand how modelling & simulation technologies relate to other emerging and established sectors. Time will also be spent either supporting the existing projects of the broader team, developing new projects in the form of an Innovation Network or working with internal teams on company-specific projects. The successful candidate will also be required to support internal-facing projects, supporting KTN’s digitisation activities. Apply

WMCA: Document Controller – Rail (Internal Only) – This role joins the team on a two-year fixed term basis and will manage the flow of information throughout West Midlands Rail, ensuring that both internal and external stakeholders always have accurate information. The role will be a valuable link between project team members in other departments within the West Midlands Combined Authority, including finance and engineering.  Apply 

KTN: Business Analyst (Policy) – As a policy analyst, you’ll use your knowledge of the UK innovation policy landscape and your ability to think critically and creatively to develop and produce effective policy recommendations, solutions and influencing strategies for KTN to build its reputation with policy makers and clients. You will be passionate about the role that innovation can play in driving positive change and dedicated towards using an evidence-based approach to drive a positive policy environment for innovation. 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: Motion Planning Engineer (Autonomous Driving) –  As a Motion Planning Engineer, you will be responsible for the development of environment modeling, motion planning, and behavioral prediction algorithms, and software that enables an autonomous vehicle to interact with its environment. You will have the chance to work with expert team & implementing these algorithms on high tech hardware that will allow you to explore algorithms that were traditionally too costly on edge computing systems. Apply

More jobs can be found here

Top Jobs

KTN: Head of KTN Futures –  As a Head of a team, you will form part of KTN’s senior leadership, working closely with the Executive Director team and other senior colleagues to shape the operational delivery of KTN’s 5-year strategy. You will also work closely with other colleagues in our Reach and Engagement team to effectively communicate our recommendations for use by business, industry, and policymakers. This person will work closely both with internal colleagues and external clients and partners to help KTN identify and inform new areas of innovation policy and practice. Apply

WMCA: Development Manager – As Development Manager, you will lead on the development and delivery of tactical transport strategies to minimise the disruptive impacts of these major infrastructure projects across the region’s transport network. This will mean working across major investment programmes including HS2, Midland Metro Extension, the Commonwealth Games capital programme and major highway investment programmes to ensure construction conflicts are managed out and appropriate transport mitigations are put in place. Apply 

KTN: Business Analyst (Data journalism, including Visualisation) – The role of data journalist/visualisation specialist will be part of this team. As an experienced data journalist, you will be well-versed in the tools, methods and practices involved in asking questions about both quantitative and qualitative information and how it might be used to make strategic policy and investment decisions for positive change. You will be someone who has experience in commissioning as well as producing visualisations of data and intelligence in order to convey elegantly the key messages and recommendations from your investigations. Apply

Conigital: ROS Developer – Conigital is looking for a ROS Developer to support ongoing development. Reporting to the AV Team Lead, the data scientist will be working within a successful and motivated team. As a specialist in ROS one will have to devote her/his expertise to leverage the current development in the field of Autonomous Vehicle (AV) development. You should be experienced in Robotic Operating System (ROS), ROS1 & ROS2, various sensors, navigation, control system, and robot programming. Expertise in sensor integration, sensor data acquisition, sensor data synchronisation and sensor data processing for modular integration is required. Apply 

KTN: Knowledge Transfer Manager: Professional, Financial Services & Blockchain – KTN is seeking to recruit an exceptional individual to help support the transformation of the UK professional and financial services. You will engage with high-growth businesses to understand their innovation needs and direct them towards public and private finance, potential commercial and academic partners, and other opportunities to support their growth. You will be responsible for running AI for Services Innovation Network and support UKRI in the development activities for the Next Generation Services programme.  Apply 

ICAV Cluster: Data Scientist [AI and Optimisation Specialist] –  ICAV Cluster is looking for an AI and Optimisation Specialist, You will be working on Multi-objective Optimization projects in the transport and energy sectors using Metaheuristic Algorithms. You will be working with our technical lead deploying and integrating our propriety EAs algorithms to explore a variety of datasets to drive greater value and business insight supporting near Realtime decision making in dynamic situations. 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

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