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


Autonomous vehicle corridor plans released for Michigan

Plans to construct a corridor for autonomous vehicles have been released by the Michigan Department of Transportation who has joined hands with Aecom for the project that will span from Detroit to Ann Arbor. Cavnue, which is sponsored by Alphabet, Google’s parent firm, launched a 24-month research last August into the possibility of renovating 40 miles of Interstate 94 and Michigan Avenue. Read More

Swedish self-driving start-up Einride expands into U.S. market

Swedish electric self-driving truck start-up Einride said on Wednesday it has launched operations in the U.S. market and signed up GE Appliances, Swedish vegan milk maker and Oatly and tiremaker Bridgestone as customers. The company has already started operating a fleet of 20 Einride Pods – its electric self-driving truck without a driver cabin. Read More

Walmart is using fully driverless trucks to ramp up its online grocery business

Walmart said that it has started using fully driverless trucking in its online grocery business, aiming to increase capacity and reduce inefficiencies. Walmart and Gatik said that, since August, they’ve operated two autonomous box trucks without a safety driver on a 7-mile loop daily for 12 hours. The Gatik trucks are loaded with online grocery orders. Read More

Local Motors selects Ouster lidar for its next-generation autonomous shuttles

Ouster, a provider of high-resolution digital lidar sensors, has signed a strategic customer agreement with electric autonomous vehicle company, Local Motors. The agreement includes a binding commitment for over one thousand OS digital lidar sensors through 2023 and a non-binding forecast of over 20,000 sensors through 2025. Read More

Waymo self-driving vehicles will begin mapping NYC’s streets

Waymo’s self-driving cars will make an appearance in New York City. The company is a long way from testing or launching its autonomous vehicles commercially in the city. Instead, Waymo announced plans to manually drive its vehicles to map areas of the densely populated city and then use all of that data to advance its technology. Read More

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S. Korea breaks ground for high-speed level 3 autonomous technology testbed

South Korea has broken the ground for the construction of a testbed area in reclaimed land near the southwestern port city of Gunsan. The testbed will be used for the research and development of high-speed autonomous driving technologies. Self-driving cars with level 3 autonomous drive technologies or higher levels will be developed at the test area. 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

November 10th, 2021 – Technology Showcase: Industrial Energy Transformation Fund. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), in collaboration with KTN, will be hosting a live event in Manchester on the 10th November to showcase some of the funded projects of the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF). Register Here

November 15th – November 19th, 2021 – Transport Innovation Summit. Intelligent Transport’s five-day annual public transport online summit will examine how innovation in MaaS is driving the next-stage evolution in public transport. Senior-level speakers from public transport authorities, agencies and operators as well as leading solution providers from around the world will discuss and share their lessons learnt throughout this flagship event. Register Here


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

Technology Showcase: Industrial Energy Transformation Fund: November 10th, 2021 – The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), in collaboration with KTN, will be hosting a live event in Manchester on the 10th November to showcase some of the funded projects of the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF).  Register Here

Engage with: FluxSys: November 11th, 2021 – Join this webinar to hear how FluxSys supports its clients and development of the wider PEMD community. The ISCF Driving the Electric Revolution “Engage with…” webinar series offers leading companies and organisations a platform to present to you: Who they are and what they do and their PEMD growth journey/roadmap and what they are doing in PEMD. All with the aim for companies and organisations to seize the economic opportunities from the global transition to clean technologies and electrification. Register Here

Transport Innovation Summit: November 15th, 2021 – November 19th, 2021 – Intelligent Transport’s five-day annual public transport online summit will examine how innovation in MaaS is driving the next-stage evolution in public transport. Senior-level speakers from public transport authorities, agencies and operators as well as leading solution providers from around the world will discuss and share their lessons learnt throughout this flagship event. Register Here

Driving the Electric Revolution – PEMD Skills Hub: November 16th, 2021 – Join this briefing webinar to find out more about this new competition which will support the development of the Skills Hub, a training platform to support the PEMD sector. This Skills Hub will provide a lasting platform that will connect businesses and learners with course providers, enabling education & training to new learners, to professionals already working in PEMD, and to those wanting to develop expertise in new or specialist areas.  Register Here

Airspace of the Future Webinar: November 17th, 2021 – Connected Places Catapult is hosting the first Airspace of the Future project webinar. Airspace of the Future is one of  the successfully selected Phase 2 projects of the Future Flight Challenge and led by Thales. The overall Future Flight Challenge is delivered by Innovate UK on behalf of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). Register Here

Bluetooth Low Energy Audio – the Deep Dive: November 17th, 2021 – The second in this online series of Bluetooth events from the Connected Devices SIG group will help delegates to move their product ideas from concept to reality and stay ahead in the next generation of audio products. The aim of the Deep Dive is to guide delegates through the complexity of the new specifications, explaining how they work and fit together, as well as highlighting the potential opportunities. Register Here

Connections Café: Accelerating the Journey to Net Zero: December 1st, 2021 – Connections Café is a series of SME innovation support events that explore developments and opportunities in the built environment and mobility sectors that enable new levels of physical, digital and social connectedness. They offer support and guidance to growing businesses to help them bridge the gap between new innovations and commercial success. Register Here

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

Automotive Transformation Fund Expression of Interest: Round 16 – The Automotive Transformation Fund (ATF) is an Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) programme that aims to establish a competitive and sustainable UK supply chain. This will be to support the industrialisation of a high value, electrified automotive supply at scale in the UK. Read More

NATEP helping SMEs innovate in aerospace – Autumn 2021 – Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is working with the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). A NATEP competition is held approximately every 6 months. This is call 4 of 6 and for each call there is up to £2.5m funding available. Read More

SBRI UK National Robotics Proving Ground: Feasibility studies – This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition funded by Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), to support the development of the UK’s National Robotics Proving Ground. The outputs from this short competition, will inform UKRI what type of facilities can be developed with capital infrastructure funding and the scale of the funding required. Read More

Biomedical Catalyst 2021 Round 2: Feasibility & Primer Awards – The aim of this competition is to explore and evaluate the commercial potential of an innovative scientific idea or carry out a technical evaluation through to proof of concept in a model system. Your project must focus on the development of a product or process that is an innovative solution to a health and care challenge. Read More

Innovate UK Smart Grants: October 2021 – Smart is Innovate UK’s ‘open grant funding’ programme. Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £25 million in the best game-changing and commercially viable innovative or disruptive ideas. All proposals must be business focused. Read More

Knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP): 2021 to 2022, round 4 – The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme allows a UK registered business or not-for-profit organisation (which we will refer to collectively as the ‘business partner’ from now on) to partner with a UK higher education (HE) or further education (FE) institution, RTO or Catapult (which we will refer to as the ‘knowledge base partner’). Read More

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

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 

More funding can be found here

Featured Jobs


University of Warwick: Project Engineer – You will be employed to work on the HVM Catapult funded Battery Testing and Characterisation project in collaboration with industry and academic partners to deliver research and development activities in the field of electrochemical energy storage testing and characterisation. Key Responsibilities will be to carry out defined programs of work to support collaborative research projects with our industry partners on battery testing and characterisation and to advance knowledge of battery testing and characterisation techniques such as for battery safety testing. Apply 

WMCA: Press Officer – As Press Officer, you will join the team on a fixed term basis for the duration of Andy’s term (until May 2024). Your focus will be on supporting and promoting the Mayor’s activities through the effective management of press relations with local and national media, ensuring his agenda is reported accurately and fairly. You will be managing relations and correspondence with the local and national media ,devise and execute creative communications campaigns to support the delivery of the Mayor’s policy priorities and act as a trusted spokesperson for the Mayor. Apply

KTN: Knowledge Transfer Manager – Emerging Technologies and Industries – This role will work closely with other KTN sector teams to identify and understand how technologies/industries relate to other emerging and established sectors. Time will also be spent either supporting the existing projects of the broader team, or developing new projects in the form of an Innovation Network or shorter projects to scope out the potential for very early technologies. (Innovation Networks are a very high-profile activity at KTN and a mechanism for delivering cross convening activity with cross disciplinary teams. They are strategically important, innovative and have external visibility.)  Apply

WMCA: Customer Information Communications Officer – The role involves monitoring various sources of information to identify and report on unplanned travel network disruption events and communicate travel updates and alternative arrangements to customers using the network. You will be expected to work collaboratively with a range of colleagues in Operations, Communications, Marketing, Customer Services and Network Resilience, as well as with external partners from across the West Midlands, including National Highways, Network Rail, local authorities, and West Midlands Rail, West Midlands Metro and bus operators. Apply 

University of Warwick: Energy and Sustainability Technician – You will be responsible for identifying inefficiencies in energy system performance across campus and proposing software and technical changes to improve and optimise. Establishing and developing processes of continual improvement for building energy performance. Maintaining records to demonstrate improvement, ensure quality analysis and compliance reporting. Support metering infrastructure management and data capture process. 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: Web Team Lead –  The Solution Architect will work closely with the Director, team leaders and the wider Catapult team in enabling the directorate strategy and shaping the development and delivery  of an exciting range of strategic projects. Solution Architects are key enablers of the business, utilising skills and expertise from across the Catapult to create large scale business projects as Connected Places ‘showcase’ schemes around the UK and the world. Apply

Catapult: Senior Systems Engineer – Catapult is looking for creative and energetic individuals, with a passion for making a difference and with the ability to contribute and accelerate the development of sustainable mobility initiatives. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team of systems engineers, technologists, human factors specialists and economists helping to shape Catapult-wide projects. You will play a key role in leading and delivering work packages or entire projects, and work with stakeholders, run workshops and gather requirements, to help plan new projects and manage progress through to final deliverables. Apply 

KTN: Knowledge Transfer Manager – Design – The role leads KTN’s support for Innovate UK’s Design Strategy in promoting and embedding design across the UK economy. The role is specifically to: Generate greater industry awareness & demand across different sectors for design in innovation, Catalyse new connections and collaborations between companies that create sustainable economic value through the use of design in innovation, Build the capacity of KTN, and Innovate UK family of organisations, to enable companies’ better and earlier use of design in innovation, Contribute to developing KTN’s portfolio of tools and approaches to support innovation effectiveness across this network.  Apply

KTN: Knowledge Transfer Manager – Intelligent Systems –  Intelligent Systems will initially work closely with the Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (RAI) team to support the successful delivery of existing work programmes including the Robotics & Artificial Intelligence Innovation Network, ISCF Robotics and other public and private sector contracts. In alignment with KTN’s strategy, the candidate will be expected to support the acceleration of innovation through engaging with academia, industry and relevant stakeholder groups, building their networks of innovators, creating diverse connections to drive positive change.  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