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Uber aims for $100bn valuation following losses of £1.85bn

Uber reported revenues of $11.27bn for 2018 and a loss of $1.85bn, warning that operating expenses will increase as company goes public The ride hailing service Uber made public details about its fast-growing and massively loss-making business on Thursday, as it gets ready to become a public company and warned it may never “achieve profitability” Read More

5G for driverless car testing to be launched by O2 in the UK

Mobile phone network O2 is set to activate its 5G network in order to test driverless cars in Bedfordshire.O2 will enable 5G connectivity to Millbrook testing facilities from June 2019, using its 2.3 GHz and 3.4GHz spectrum in advance of the first phase of its 5G rollout in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London later this year. Read More

Mapping the world: solving one of the biggest challenges for autonomous cars

Autonomous cars are tantalizingly close, with real-world trials in progress around the world, but they still face several challenges before they can become mainstream – particularly when it comes to building the high-quality maps that will be essential for them to drive safely. Read More

What cities should ask of self-driving cars

New York’s recent adoption of a congestion-pricing system in Manhattan is renewing attention to urban traffic woes. The conversation should include the impact of self-driving cars. A number of studies, including one from 2018 by the World Economic Forum and the Boston Consulting GroupRead More

FedEx experiments with driverless deliveries in Collins County

Multinational courier delivery services company, FedEx has begun experimenting with driverless delivery services in Collins County, Texas.FedEx is launching a test of its new autonomous Same-Day Bot, a robot making on-demand, local deliveries of goods like pizza and auto parts. Read More

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Featured Events

Transportation-as-a-Service Technology Conference

A two-day global conference and exhibition dedicated to covering the key topics of the CAVs, EVs, Battery/Energy, Infrastructure and Future Mobility industry. The conference takes place at the National Motor Cycle Museum, Birmingham, UK. Read more at www.taas.technology and use promo code ICAV25 when registering to get your discount.

ICAV Annual Dinner

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

Upcoming Events

CAV Workshop & Nature Inspired Engineering Showcase: 25 April 2019 – Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) invite you to a day of workshops focused on 2 very important areas for Connected and Automated Vehicles. Read More

Senses working overtime – the future of human machine interaction (HMI): 25 April 2019 – Natural speech interaction is now in common use and technologies such as gesture recognition and haptic touch are moving from R&D into real products. Various technical advances are driving this revolution (such as AI), but at the same time, society is desperately searching for a more natural way to interact with the myriad of machines with which we interact with on a daily basis. Read More

Digital Business Meet-Up: 5G Theme: 2 May 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 Digital Catapult and the Knowledge Transfer Network, as well as other organisations that have opportunities and support for UK based businesses across all sectors. Read More

An Advanced Introduction to 5G Technology: 2 May 2019 – This intensive full-day day course is ideally designed to provide a high-level technical overview of 5G technology: looking at requirements, end-to-end architecture & applications and helping to align the different pieces of the puzzle together to create a complete picture. Read More

Smart Environment Forum Meeting: 15 May 2019 – The Smart Environment Forum will be meeting alongside SUMS (Smart Urban Mobility Solutions) and aim to discuss some relevant and key topics. Read More

Mobility-as-a-service: what are the opportunities and challenges?: 21 May 2019 – Who will be the winners and losers? What will be the most attractive options for investment and growth? How will we balance the benefits of freely-flowing mobility-related data with the need to protect individuals’ rights? And how will we answer the difficult questions around allocating responsibility when things go wrong? Read More

Modelling World 2019: 4 June 2019 – Modelling World is the UK & Europe’s best attended, longest running and biggest annual exhibition and conference for transport and pedestrian modelling professionals, advisory and strategic modellers, data scientists and visualiser and transport economists. Read More

City Transport & Traffic Innovation Exhibition 2019: 18-19 June 2019 – The City Transport & Traffic Innovation (CiTTi) Exhibition is an exciting brand new event that will gather the industry together to explore how innovations within traffic and transport will help the movement of people and goods through an urban environment safely and efficiently. Read More

CWIC 2019: Digitising Industry: 26 June 2019 – At the CW International Conference 2019 we are bringing together technologists and business leaders from six vertical markets to explore industry’s future requirements of the digital sector and identify opportunities for collaborative development. Read More

TaaS Technology 2019: 9-10 July 2019 – A two-day global conference and exhibition dedicated to covering the key topics of the CAVs, EVs, Battery/Energy, Infrastructure and Future Mobility industry. The conference takes place at the National Motor Cycle Museum, Birmingham, UK. Read More

ICAV Annual Dinner: 25 September 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

Funding Calls & Opportunities

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

Cyber security: funding to take academic ideas to market: Researchers based in UK academic institutions can apply for a share of up to £800,000 to support them in commercialising cyber security innovation. Read More

Developing digital roads and improving air quality (development or pilot only, 1 phase) : SBRI competition – Highways England is funding 2 parallel competitions for solutions and ideas designed for use on UK roads. This competition is for proven feasibility projects at development stage (higher TRL). Read More

Developing digital roads and improving air quality (feasibility study and development or pilot, 2 phases): SBRI competition: Highways England is funding 2 parallel competitions for solutions and ideas designed for use on UK roads. This competition is for unproven feasibility projects (low TRL). Read More

Featured Jobs

Conigital POD

Conigital: Principal Engineer- Safety – Reporting to the CTO, the Principal Engineer- Safety will develop and integrate all the safety functionality for our vehicle automation solution. Our intent is to use an external organisation to lead the definition of the safety goals and validate the implementation of the safety functionality. Apply

Conigital: AI & Cloud Tech Team Lead – 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. You will enjoy problem-solving and finding solutions, and being the go-to person as far as Management Information (MI) / Data application development and integration services technology is concerned. Apply

Top Jobs

ip.access: Senior Product Manager – This is a new and challenging multi-faceted role to lead the evolution of the IP Access product portfolio to the next generation, while innovating within the current product families. It encompasses the high level and detailed technical management of all products in the portfolio from a feature, product, system and solution perspective. Apply

Plextek: Senior Project Manager – Due to the project-driven nature of our business, you would play a pivotal role across the whole range of development activities undertaken by Plextek.  You will be highly customer-facing, working with the sales team to sell our projects, and acting as principal client contact during project delivery. Apply 

GeoSpock: Product Marketing Manager – We are looking for a Product Marketing Manager with experience of technology/software products. Experience within big data, analytics, geospatial systems, APIs and databases is highly desirable. Apply

Invenia Labs: Machine Learning Researcher – Invenia Labs is looking for Machine Learning Researchers to join a growing research and development team in Cambridge, UK. Apply

U-BLOX UK: Senior Product Manager – As Senior Product Manager you will ensure that the Services offer matches the market need with responsibility for conducting market research, generating product requirements, guiding specifications, production timetables, pricing, and integrated plan for market introduction and marketing strategies.  You will liaise with stakeholders in Cellular, Positioning and Short Range Product teams. Apply

Invenia Labs: Hiring and External Relations Coordinator – The right person for this role must possess a unique blend of soft skills, creativity, and technical aptitude to succeed. In this role, you will serve as the face and voice of our company. Your task will be to find and engage with high-quality prospective candidates, both online and in person, relaying our team identity, culture and mission. Apply

ONESPACEMEDIA: Senior project manager – As a member of a fast-paced UK digital agency, a project manager/producer is expected to work closely with project team members, ensuring that we are delivering industry-leading websites and applications, on-time and on-budget – as well as delivering the best possible service to our clients. Apply

GeoSpock: Project Manager – The role of Project Manager at GeoSpock is to deliver customer deployments and/or internal projects from planning through to deployment completion. The successful project manager will work with internal stakeholders (sales, software development, product) to staff each project sufficiently and direct project activities. There will also be the need to steer 3rd party delivery partners. 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

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

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

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