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

Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Beta makes its way to Canada

Tesla has started rolling out its Full Self-Driving Beta software to drivers in Canada. Following the release of the FSD Beta version 10 release last weekend, Tesla is finally attempting to test its FSD software in countries outside the United States. New videos from a Tesla Model 3 owner named Joshua have appeared on YouTube and show the vehicle’s performance in its first non-U.S. operation. Read More

Apple taps more drivers to test self-driving cars in California

Apple is continuing efforts to advance internal self-driving car technology, with the iPhone maker recently registering more drivers to pilot technology test beds on California roads. In early August, Apple’s autonomous vehicle program consisted of 69 test vehicles and 92 pilots, according to filings with California’s Department of Motor Vehicles. Read More

Mobileye and Schaeffler partner on AD shuttle system

Automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler and Mobileye, have agreed a long-term cooperation agreement to advance the industrialization of autonomous vehicles. The rolling chassis from Schaeffler is to be combined with the Mobileye Drive self-driving system in order to develop a new, flexible platform for self-driving shuttles and other vehicle products capable of Level 4 automation. Read More

Trucking company Plus adds intriguing sensor to self-driving system

Plus that specializes in developing automated driving for trucks is the latest to evaluate the potential of thermal cameras. The company said Wednesday it is collaborating with Teledyne FLIR on a development project that uses the cameras on its sensor stack for Level 4 automated vehicles. Teledyne FLIR is one of the key suppliers of thermal cameras. Read More

Japan lays groundwork for ‘level 4’ autonomous driving

Japan’s transportation ministry plans to introduce stricter safety requirements for autonomous vehicles, paving the way for buses and other public transportation that can operate without human drivers in aging, rural communities. Japan is looking to level 4 automation, which does not require human control and may operate without a wheel or pedals, to provide a mobility solution to remote regions. Read More

GM invests in Oculii, radar software maker for self-driving cars

General Motors Co’s (GM.N) venture capital arm has invested millions of dollars in Oculii, a U.S. startup maker of software for radar sensors used in self-driving cars, Oculii co-founder Steven Hong said. GM can use Oculii’s low-cost software to boost the resolution of radars and scale up its partially automated vehicles and full self-driving cars, he told Reuters in an interview. Read More

Finnish startup begins self-driving shuttle project in Switzerland

Finnish startup Sensible 4 and Swiss Transit Lab have started a long-term pilot project in Switzerland using electric Level 4 autonomous shuttles. The first rides are happening in Schaffhausen at the annual Swiss Public Transportation Association (VOV) event. The full electric and Level 4 self-driving shuttles will be part of a public transportation service that will last for two years. Read More

HP Is Piloting an Autonomous, Electric-Powered Trucking Service from LA

In Los Angeles, a San Francisco-based autonomous trucking company is carrying out a new pilot program with computer hardware giant HP Inc. In the next couple of years, the startup wants to reduce emissions and transit times in HP’s supply chains. And  expand the model to other companies. Embark has been focused on creating fully autonomous trucks. 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 20th, 2021 – September 24, 2021 – Cenex-LCV Event. The LCV event aims to provide a showcase for UK capabilities, positioning the UK as a leader in LCV technology development. Cenex-LCV is the place to meet UK decision makers and industry experts; the perfect opportunity to showcase your business, your industry and your technology. Register Here

September 23rd, 2021 – Innovation Places Summit. The Innovation Places Summit represents the first step in creating a National Place-based Innovation Network. This will enable places to collaboration and share knowledge – vital for successful delivery of the Innovation Strategy. 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

Cenex-LCV Event: September 20th, 2021 – September 24th, 2021 – The LCV event aims to provide a showcase for UK capabilities, positioning the UK as a leader in LCV technology development and build organisations’ awareness and confidence to adopt Zero Emission Vehicle technologies in vehicles and in fleet operations. Cenex-LCV is the place to meet UK decision makers and industry experts; the perfect opportunity to showcase your business, your industry and your technology. Register Here

Drone Pathfinder Catalyst Programme Community Webinar: September 21st, 2021 – These community events provide an opportunity for the UAV community to share experiences and form connections. They include updates and discussions from across the community, as well as from the Pathfinder Steering Group. These community events provide an opportunity for the UAV community to share experiences and form connections. Register Here

KTP Best of the Best Awards 2021: September 23rd, 2021 – After a year like no other, it’s time to celebrate with the ‘KTP Best of the Best Awards 2021.’ Join us and hear about an exceptional year of KTPs, highlighting inspiring individuals and projects that are accelerating innovation. Join this event and hear about an exceptional year of KTPs, highlighting inspiring individuals and projects that are accelerating innovation. Register Here

Innovation Places Summit: September 23rd, 2021 – The Innovation Places Summit represents the first step in creating a National Place-based Innovation Network. This will enable places to collaboration and share knowledge – vital for successful delivery of the Innovation Strategy.  Register Here

Future of safety technology: September 23rd, 2021 – In this session run by KTN as a delivery partner in the Safety Tech Innovation Network, in partnership with Crisp and DCMS, we’ll discuss and highlight the future benefits of a well-established safety tech sector. During the event you will have a chance to discuss some of the key themes for the safety tech sector’s future and speak directly with other businesses during the networking session. Register Here

Women in Technology: Empowering Innovation – Funding: September 23rd, 2021 – The Women in Technology: Empowering Innovation series that aims to bring women in enabling technologies together to discuss the challenges they face throughout their career and share experiences. This session will help to dispel some of the myths and help to improve your funding application skills. Register Here

Engage with: Cummins: September 23rd, 2021 – Join us to hear more from industry-leading Cummins’ ambitious electrification strategy and focus on Power Electronics & Electrical Machines. Join this webinar to learn what Cummins is doing too expand its electrification strategy, develop PEMD supply chains with a view of exploring future opportunities for business and collaborations. Register Here

Active Travel Summit: September 29th, 2021 – The Active Travel Summit aims to celebrate and accelerate the UK active travel market. By convening innovators, city leaders, transport authorities, active travel commissioners, central government, business leaders and world-leading academics, we will open a space to explore current blockers and propose new mechanisms to unlock the full potential of active travel to power the shift to healthy, low carbon mobility. 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

ISCF digital security by design – software ecosystem development – UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £8 million for projects to work on the development of the DSbD software ecosystem. The aim of this competition is to fund a range of projects that work to enrich and expand the Digital Security by Design (DSbD) software ecosystem prior to the availability of commercial hardware. Read More

Digital Connectivity Infrastructure Accelerator – The accelerated rollout of advanced wireless networks, including 5G, will bring benefits to the UK economy and communities across the country. As the next major milestone in the DCIA project DCMS will allocate up to £4 million of funding to pilots which support the implementation of digital asset management solutions to open up public assets for the rollout of wireless communication networks. Read More

EUREKA GlobalStars Taiwan digital industrial collaborations – This competition is for UK businesses that want to apply to the Globalstars EUREKA call. Please visit the EUREKA call for proposals web page if you are not a UK applicant. The aim of this competition is to identify collaborators and collaboration projects between UK and Taiwanese businesses. Read More

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

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 

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

More funding can be found here

Featured Jobs

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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 

University of Warwick: Project Manager – WMG is looking to recruit an experienced Project Manager, to provide effective project management for projects within our High Value Manufacturing Catapult (HVMC) centre and for other WMG related R&D projects. Established by Innovate UK, here to bridge the gap between fundamental research and commercial reality, the Catapult centres help to turn great ideas into reality through access to world-class Research & Development facilities and expertise that would otherwise be out of reach for many businesses in the UK. Apply

KTN: Knowledge Transfer Manager – Innovation Exchange – We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join the Clean Energy & Infrastructure team to help deliver Innovation Exchange (iX). iX links organisations and public sector bodies that have ‘here and now’ challenges with a broad, cross-sectorial innovation community. Thus, iX connects people who wouldn’t ordinarily meet to solve technical challenges through innovation and joined up thinking. The challenge holders and solution providers alike could be large enterprises, SMEs, public bodies or academia. Apply 

WMCA: Cycling and Walking Commissioner – This role will support the delivery of mayoral commitments on cycling and walking and will act as strategic advisor to the Senior Leadership Team, TfWM, West Midlands local authorities and other key partners on the direction of our walking and cycling strategy. The role will be responsible for driving forward the West Midlands ambition for cycling and walking, ensuring an approach which is aligned with national Government strategy. Apply 

WMCA: Executive Assistant – WMCA is looking for an Executive Assistant to provide full support to the Director of Finance and the Finance and Business Hub on a fixed term basis for six months. This role will manage and support the performance of the Finance and Business Hub and ensure that the team meets its objectives and great service standards.  This will be achieved through providing effective office systems, procedures, support services and inter-departmental liaison. 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

Coventry University: Ph.D. Research Scholar: Multi-Objective Optimisation in Transport Sytems – This PhD project is in collaboration with Conigital, who have embarked on a mission to disrupt the transport industry through a vision of greener, more efficient mobility for all, and to create democratised autonomy and AI, in order to empower society by accelerating the introduction of seamless clean travel, providing accessible and integrated automated transport services for all. Apply 

University of Warwick: BSU Licenced Technician –  University of Warwick is looking for a capable and enthusiastic Licenced Animal Technician for the Biomedical Services Unit at Warwick. The facility supports academic and contract studies in biomedical research predominantly with rodents and zebrafish The successful candidate will have experience of working with or caring for animals and demonstrate a commitment to the highest standards of animal health and welfare. You will need to be of an open and friendly disposition and be able to communicate at all levels; being able to work in a successful team and as an individual is essential. Apply

KTN: Marketing Manager –  As part of the ongoing growth of the Reach and Engagement Directorate, the Marketing Manager will be responsible for delivering exceptional engagement activity that drives positive change. This role will use creative, written, negotiation and collaboration skills to deliver effective and impactful campaigns that target diverse audiences. The role will ensure that at each touchpoint with each client, audience or partner, we are contributing towards the creation of a network of innovators so powerful, its ideas will change the world. Apply

WMCA: Programme Support Officer – Thrive at Work team are looking for a pro-active Programme Support Officer to join their team on a fixed term basis until June 2022. As Programme Support Officer, you will support the Thrive at Work team with high level administration and project support activities.  This role will involve speaking to people over the phone, diary management, managing a shared email inbox, preparing and updating documents, website maintenance and support with event management. 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