Conigital, a UK-based AI driverless vehicle company, has secured two of the largest AV projects ever funded by Innovate UK and Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, with support from Zenzic in the recent Commercialising CAM competition. The two projects, Project MACAM (Multi-Area Connected Automated Mobility) and Project CONNECTOR, are worth a combined total of £32.6 million.

Project MACAM, led by Conigital and partners National Exhibition Centre Ltd, Direct Line Group, Coventry City Council, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, WMG, University of Warwick, Coventry University, dRisk, IPG Automotive and West Midlands Combined Authority will receive £15.2 million to establish a remote driving control hub to oversee self-driving vehicles operating in Solihull and Coventry.

Meanwhile, Project CONNECTOR, led by Greater Cambridge Partnership and partners Conigital Group, Stagecoach Group Limited, dRISK, IPG Automotive, and Gamma Solutions, will receive £17.4 million to trial on-demand, self-driving taxis to complement existing transport services in parts of Cambridge.

Conigital CEO, Don Dhaliwal, expressed his delight in LinkedIn post, saying, “HUGE HUGE WINS, £32.6M to be exact!! Conigital and partners are leading the way in shaping the UK’s ambition to be a world leader in the Global AV market.” Don also highlighted the company’s 5G-based Remote Monitoring and Tele-Operation (RMTO) technology, which he said would be “at the forefront, ensuring a safe and seamless transition to Commercial AV services.”

The news of Conigital’s success has garnered media attention, with Conigital CEO being quoted on BBC News and interviewed on BBC WM Radio. Conigital’s achievement reflects the growing importance of AV technology and its potential to transform the transportation industry of UK.


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