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Whim app disrupts industry – over 2.5 million trips taken in the first year

MaaS Global Ltd. is the company behind the Whim app, the world’s first ever “mobility as a service” (MaaS) solution, which offers a flexible and easy way to move in cities. The company launched in 2015, and its founder and CEO Sampo Hietanen is known as the father of the ‘Mobility as a Service’ concept. Read More

West Mids GLOSA system “could be crucial for CAVs”

A green light optimal speed advisory (GLOSA) system being trialled in the West Midlands has won a national ITS award.The system, which was installed and trialled on the A45 Coventry Road in Birmingham, relays impending traffic light changes to cars, allowing them to adjust their speed and avoid sharp braking between junctions. Read More

The 31 coolest concept cars revealed in 2018

Concept cars allow auto companies to lay out their vision for the future. While the specs and features assigned to these vehicles may be far-fetched and somewhat arbitrary, their basic features can point toward where auto companies are spending their research and development money. Read More

People keep attacking Waymo’s autonomous cars

When I landed in Phoenix, Arizona, last month, to be one of the first members of the public to ride in a Waymo One driverless minivan, a funny thing happened on the way to the demo from the airport. Read More

Postmates Has a New Autonomous Rover That Will Bring You Deliveries

A new autonomous rover will soon be roaming the sidewalks of Los Angeles, helping Postmates deliver items to shoppers.The rover, called Serve, is expected to debut in Los Angeles and will roll out to other U.S. cities over the next 12 months. Read More

Toyota invests in autonomous driving simulation startup Parallel Domain

Parallel Domain, the startup that develops software to train self-driving cars in virtual worlds, has added an additional investor to its seed round. Read More

Uber was warned of driverless car dangers before fatal crash

Uber was reportedly warned of the dangers posed by autonomous cars just days before one of its driverless prototypes struck and killed a pedestrian. It has emerged that a former operations manager at Uber, Robbie Miller, had emailed the firm’s executives in February claiming that the vehicles were “routinely in accidents”, the BBC reports.   Read More

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Funding Calls

Regional angel investment accelerator pilot: finding group partners: This competition aims to select suitable organisations to partner with Innovate UK. Together we will: support innovation in UK small or medium sized enterprises (SMEs); increase the capacity of regional angel investor networks to invest in innovative SMEs. 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

Learning how crowdsourcing data could change the geospatial sector: The Geospatial Commission will invest up to £1.5 million to fund projects for crowdsourcing the creation and/or maintenance of geospatial datasets. Read More

Regional angel investment accelerator pilot: finding group partners: Angel groups can apply to partner with Innovate UK to distribute grant funding alongside their investment. Read More

More funding calls can be found here.

Featured Events

Automation Interest Group

ICAV announce first Automation Special Interest Group Event

The Automation group is led by ICAV founding members Conigital. The aim of the group is to explore a common architecture for autonomous vehicle systems, sensors and software to encourage a common automation architecture that is scalable, flexible, upgradeable, modular and resilient to supply chain risks. We encourage anyone who has an interest in this area to attend to discuss and agree on specific terms of reference for this group at the inaugural session. Free for members £175 for non-members.  Read More

Simulation Interest Group

ICAV announce first Simulation Special Interest Group Event

The Simulation group is led by industry experts Aimsun and has a specific role in considering how simulation techniques will evolve in the world of connected and autonomous vehicles. The first session will consist of talks from thought leaders in this space as well as a session agreeing terms of reference for the group. Free for members £175 for non-members.  Read More

AI & Optimisation SIG

Artificial intelligence (AI) and Optimisation is emerging as the defining technology of our age and becoming an important part of our lives from cleaning emails with spam filters, receiving shopping recommendations or receiving help from our voice-activated home devices. AI & Optimisation is transforming the business landscape whether empowering the next generations of fleets of Connected Autonomous Vehicles or supporting health consultants to diagnose health conditions. Read More

ICAV in partnership with Climate Change Solutions to launch an International CAV & Hydrogen Fuel Cell event at the NEC bringing together these two important areas of innovation for cross-collaboration opportunities. Please register your interest to speak, exhibit and/or sponsor at info@icavcluster.com Read More

Upcoming Events

Clean Growth Infrastructure and Innovation Event: Clean Energy: 24 January 2019 – The event will promote funding opportunities available for innovators working across the supply chain in Clean Growth and providing insights from a panel comprised of people with considerable sector and regional expertise. Read More

Automation Interest Group meeting: 29 January 2019 – The Automation group is led by ICAV founding members Conigital. The aim of the group is to explore a common architecture for autonomous vehicle systems, sensors and software to encourage a common automation architecture that is scalable, flexible, upgradeable, modular and resilient to supply chain risks. We encourage anyone who has an interest in this area to attend to discuss and agree on specific terms of reference for this group at the inaugural session. Read More

Simulation Group Meeting: 29 January 2019 – The Simulation group is led by industry experts Aimsun and has a specific role in considering how simulation techniques will evolve in the world of connected and autonomous vehicles. The first session will consist of talks from thought leaders in this space as well as a session agreeing terms of reference for the group. Read More

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Pitchfest 2019: 30 January 2019 – From January to March 2019 the Robotics & AI Special Interest Group with KTN’s Access to Funding and Finance team are running an Investment Readiness Programme for companies working in the field of Robotics & Artificial IntelligenceRead More

Grant Writing Breakfast Briefing – Southampton: 5 February 2019 – The new series of free Grant Writing Briefings are designed to give you the knowledge to write a compelling grant application and answer any questions afterward in our drop-in surgery. Read More

Digital Business Meet-Up: 7 February 2019 – If you are an innovator looking for support to help you grow your business, join us at our monthly informal information and networking event in London. The session is designed to support digital companies and learn more about the Innovate UK family including… Read More

AI & Optimisation Interest Group Meeting: 28th February 2019: Artificial intelligence (AI) and Optimisation is emerging as the defining technology of our age impacting people from cleaning emails with spam filters to receiving shopping recommendations or help from our voice-activated home devices. AI & Optimisation is transforming the business landscape whether empowering the next generations of fleets of Connected Autonomous Vehicles or supporting health consultants to diagnose health conditions. Read More

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Industry Showcase: 12 March 2019 –  The Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Industry Showcase is the first industry focused event designed to accelerate the adoption of RAI technologies to boost UK productivity and economic growth. Read More

Introduction to CAV & AI Ethics: 20th March 2019, The Role of Ethics in Connected and Autonomous Vehicle deployments and associated AI systems is a key challenge for automakers, we will explore how ethics will be handled in CAVs with the majority of activity being a discussion on whether and what level of ethical decisions a CAV should be allowed to make. Read More

International CAV & Hydrogen and Fuel Cells – Powering the Future: March 2019 – ICAV will be partnering with Climate Change Solutions to launch an International CAV and Hydrogen Fuel Cell event bringing together these two important areas of innovation. The conference looks at all aspects of the commercialisation of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell sector and emerging CAV sector with presentations from policymakers, companies operating in this sector and also users of the technology. Read More

Automation Interest Group meeting: 16th May 2019 – The Automation group is led by ICAV founding members Conigital. The aim of the group is to explore a common architecture for autonomous vehicle systems, sensors and software to encourage a common automation architecture that is scalable, flexible, upgradeable, modular and resilient to supply chain risks. We encourage anyone who has an interest in this area to attend to discuss and agree on specific terms of reference for this group at the inaugural session. Read More

ICAV Annual Dinner, 16th May 2019: The International Connected Autonomous Vehicle annual Founder Dinner is one of our most prestigious events bringing together all the movers and shakers from the CAV industry attended by senior executives and thought leaders from a variety of leading organisations the ICAV event is the premier event for the Connected Autonomous Industry and not to be missed. Read More

HACK ICAV, Driverless Virtual Vehicle Hackathon, 4th June 2019: Coming soon, we will be announcing details of our Driverless Virtual Hackathon. Please register your interest as a partner or attendee. This event will be free for ICAV founder/associate members. Non-members £195. To register your interest, please email info@icavcluster.com. Read More

Featured Jobs

Conigital POD

Conigital: UX/UI / Visual Designer – Reporting to the Tech Team Lead, the UX/UI Designer will develop designs and support material for mobile phone applications and web-based services/websites that bridge end-user and back-end systems, from in-house prototypes to applications on the marketplace (Apple, Microsoft, Google). Apply

Conigital: AI & Cloud Tech Team Lead Conigital are a deep tech driverless start-up that are building the next generation mobility and connectivity platforms for the safe integration of Driverless vehicles into the existing transport network. Our full-stack platform is vehicle agnostic, highly scalable, and built on patented award-winning and world-leading machine learning algorithms. Reporting to the CTO, the Tech Lead will lead the development of best-in-class technical solutions and support systems of the technology roadmap by using the full software development life cycle (SDLC)and agile methodologies. Apply

TOP Jobs

Conigital: UX/UI / Visual Designer – Reporting to the Tech Team Lead, the UX/UI Designer will develop designs and support material for mobile phone applications and web-based services/websites that bridge end-user and back-end systems, from in-house prototypes to applications on the marketplace (Apple, Microsoft, Google). Apply

Conigital: AI & Cloud Tech Team Lead Conigital are a deep tech driverless start-up that are building the next generation mobility and connectivity platforms for the safe integration of Driverless vehicles into the existing transport network. Our full-stack platform is vehicle agnostic, highly scalable, and built on patented award-winning and world-leading machine learning algorithms. Reporting to the CTO, the Tech Lead will lead the development of best-in-class technical solutions and support systems of the technology roadmap by using the full software development life cycle (SDLC)and agile methodologies. Apply

Cambridge Wireless: Operations and Event Administration Assistant – We are looking to recruit an Operations and Event Administration Assistant to work in the busy CW office, housed within the vibrant Bradfield Centre, on the Cambridge Science Park. This role is expected to commence in February 2019, with a minimum contract length of 12 months. Full training for the role will be provided. Apply

Invenia Labs: R&D Program Coordinator – Invenia is looking for a Program Coordinator who will be responsible for coordinating projects between our Research, Infrastructure, and Development teams, and further assist each team with project planning and management. Apply

KTP: Senior Data Scientist – An exciting opportunity to be part of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between the University of Reading and Focaldata Ltd.   The 24 month fixed term contract is to research and apply the latest computational methods in Bayesian statistics to build a state of the art data analytics pipeline, enabling a new type of market research company to be built. Apply

IC Resources: Machine Learning Engineer – As a Machine Learning Engineer you will be joining my Cambridge-based client on their Machine Learning Team but working with a cross-discipline team specifically put together for each project, allowing you to work with a variety of subject matter experts and giving you a breadth of experience over time. Apply

Analysys Mason: Associate Consultant – As an Associate Consultant, you will have a direct involvement in the delivery of client strategic projects. The nature of our projects is extremely varied, including strategy design, due diligence analysis or regulatory work. They vary in size and can be short, and you will work on a wide range of them, leading to a steep learning curve. Apply

BARO Vehicles: OEM Products Sales Engineer – The role is to be a key technical member of the company and help in to form the commercial team. Your focus will be on evaluating and defining of the new Baro products sales opportunities and work in the commercial strategy.  Apply

IC Resources: Software Architect – Software Architects are highly sought by my Cambridge based client to work on the development, design and architecture of a brand-new product. This is a rare opportunity to get involved and influence the design direction in relation to 5G telecommunications products. Apply

Digital Catapult: 5G Technologist – This role offers an exciting mix of activities focused on practical deployment, running, and involvement with advanced service development activities for 5G infrastructure with a particular focus on immersive applications. Apply

Plextek: Embedded Software Engineer – We are looking to recruit experienced Embedded Software Engineers to join the software team within Plextek and support our latest client developments. The role requires all-round software development skills with the emphasis on embedded operating systems and applications. Apply

MediaTek: Senior Wireless Software Engineer – We have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Wireless Software Engineer to join our Modem Technology and Architecture team. The main goal of this position is to contribute to the design, implementation and verification of the modem software used in MediaTek’s latest and most advanced chipsets. Apply

CRFS: Assembly Technician – We are looking for a bright, practical, and highly motivated individual to join our Manufacturing team. You will be working under the guidance of our current Manufacturing Engineer to help fabricate, build, and test our system level products. Apply

KISS: Account Director – KISS is an ambitious, strategy-led integrated agency, working with the organisations that are changing the world. We work across B2B and B2C, primarily with the science, technology, education and affiliated sectors. As our name suggests, we ‘keep it successfully simple’ in the way we think, work and create. KISS is headquartered in Cambridge, the UK’s fastest growing city economy. Apply

RealVNC: Software Test Engineer – Working as part of the VNC Connect team, you will be primarily focused on the server component of our software. Today that runs on Windows, macOS or Linux, but we have plans to expand this to mobile and other platforms in the future. As a test engineer you will be expected to test new features, get involved in performance testing, localisation testing and carry out regression testing. Apply

Green Energy Options: Project Manager – We are looking for an experienced technology project management professional, with strong business acumen, technical understanding and the personal drive to take ownership of a product and to deliver on time and to budget. Apply