Welcome to ICAV. See the latest news and opportunities in the emerging Driverless Vehicle sector.

‘ We are proud to say that our regional MCAV Cluster, which we started just under a year ago has been growing from strength to strength and attracted both national and international attention. As a result, we have launched MCAV’s parent brand ICAV (International Connected Autonomous Vehicle) Cluster and can’t wait to share even more exciting news and opportunities in this emerging space.’
Don Dhaliwal, Conigital, Lead Partner

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Latest News

Ordnance Survey and Mobileye begin trials to map Britain’s roadside infrastructure

Ordnance Survey (OS), Great Britain’s national mapping agency, and Mobileye, an Intel company, have launched trials to create the first detailed roadside infrastructure dataset of Britain for a new, accurate and customisable location information service. Read More

Autonomous cars will drive a new philosophy in road design

Engineers need to start thinking now about how to cater for a new wave of transportation that’s coming to Australia’s roads: autonomous cars. National Road Safety Week, which started on Monday, serves as a reminder that not only are safer roads needed now, but that infrastructure designers must adopt a proactive approach to safety. Read More

Elon Musk thinks Tesla self-driving tech will grow to $500 billion

The prediction has come about whilst Tesla attempts to raise over £2 billion. According to Coinspeaker, Tesla’s CEO has said that the automotive company’s market cap could surge to $500 billion in the coming years. Read More

GM Cruise autonomous vehicle unit valued at $19 billion with latest $1.15 billion funding round

The money comes from existing investors GM, SoftBank Vision Fund and Honda as well as funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates and other institutional investors. Read More

Hyundai begins to roll out connected cars

Automotive company Hyundai Motor India has said that its begun the roll-out of its first connected car. Hyundai Motor India’s (HMIL) connected car will be called ‘Venue’ and is to be launched on the 21st of May.According to Business Line, the new vehicle is to be manufactured at Hyundai’s mega plant situated at Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu. The plant is equipped with over 590 generation 4 robots, quality and testing capabilities along with the flexible engine, the company said. Read More

Autonomous vehicles to race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Later this month some of the world’s best open-wheel race car drivers will look to take the checkered flag at the Indianapolis 500 and guzzle a bottle of milk in the winner’s circle. But one of the big winners this may at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway won’t be drinking any milk. That’s because it will be an autonomous car. 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.

Automation Interest Group Meeting

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. Read More

Simulation Interest Group Meeting

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. Read More

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

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

Understanding the IoT for your business: 29 May 2019 – Recent coverage of the IoT has reported that many projects fail or never deliver the anticipated benefits.  This intensive, full-day course is designed to provide a high-level overview of how to specify and develop IoT deployments. Read More

Hydrogen reality – why now?: 30 May 2019 – Join thought leaders from across industry, government and academia to explore how we could collaborate to realise a low-carbon hydrogen society. Our event will bring together key energy, transport and infrastructure leaders to discuss hydrogen challenges and opportunities, application and commercial drivers as well as available support to move forward with the technology. 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

ICAV Automation SIG: 17 June 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. Read More

ICAV Simulation SIG: 17 June 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. 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

Autonomous Vehicles Expo UK: 27 June 2019 – The event will provide a unique and exclusive opportunity to CONNECT with technology and service leaders, DISCOVER advanced concepts, technologies and partners, enabling you to get your INNOVATIONS to market faster. 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 Call & 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

Innovate UK Smart Grants: April 2019: Opportunity to apply for a share of up to £25 million to deliver ambitious or disruptive R&D innovations with significant potential for impact on the UK economy. Read More

Agri-tech Catalyst round 8: agriculture and food systems innovation: UK businesses and research organisations can apply for a share of up to £3 million from DFID and Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) for projects with partners in eligible African countries. Read More

UK and South Korea: joint research and development: The UK and South Korea announce a joint funding competition for R&D projects under the EUREKA programme. UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 million. Read More

More funding calls can be found here.

Featured JOBs

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

Conigital: Project Officer position holds accountability for ensuring the technical delivery teams deliver projects to deadline and customer satisfaction, and present the opportunity to play a key delivery role on projects across the transport domain that will impact lives and deliver efficiencies. Key skills & Experience ·Project Management preferably in Transport, Consultancy or Construction. ·Excellent Man-management and communications skill ·Bid Management and writing experience. Apply

Conigital: Innovation Consultant-Bid Writer, you will play a pivotal part in helping generate successfully bid opportunities for projects improving the efficiency of the bid process and the management of multi project proposals. • Identify submission requirements • Manage the bid qualification process • Day to day management and submission of planning applications • Attending Bid Team meetings • Collating tender documents and contracts. Apply

Conigital: Visual Computing SLAM Engineer: Reporting to the Chief Engineer, the essence of this role is to develop and integrate sensor processing modules and provide a sensor fusion approach that can identify a variety of objects necessary to allow vehicle automation to function as required. You will be supporting the development and implementation of SLAM systems and will be tasked with the design and deployment of Visual SLAM libraries as well as getting involved with both new and existing research. Apply

TOP JOBS

Catapult Connected Places: Bid Lead – The Bid Team’s primary focus is to form, craft and lead the submission of bids and proposals in the transport systems innovation space, resulting in the awarding of collaborative R&D funding and commercial projects. These projects will deliver impact to the UK economy, through the creation of jobs or increased revenues to UK PLC. Apply

Invenia Labs: Research Engineer – Research Engineers at Invenia Labs work alongside Machine Learning Researchers, providing software design, programming, debugging, and optimization support, as well as implementing software libraries as needed for research. They have a good understanding of software development and design, along with scientific computing and numerical methods. Apply

Sitetracker: Sales Engineer – As a Sales Engineer at Sitetracker, you will work closely with Sitetracker Account Executives and Sitetracker’s Executive team to present Sitetracker to potential customers. You will help prospective customers and partners understand the power of Sitetracker while explaining technical features and problem-solving through potential roadblocks. Apply

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

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

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

ABOUT ICAV

The International Connected Autonomous Vehicle (“ICAV”) cluster has been set up to support new and existing businesses enter the growing Connected Autonomous Vehicles (“CAV”) market. KPMG research indicates that the CAV market has the potential to add £51 billion per year to the UK economy by 2030, create 320,000 new jobs and prevent 25,000 accidents saving 2500 lives per year. Find the latest Market Forecast report by Transport Systems Catapult here. ICAV are based at iCentrum, part of Innovation Birmingham, the UK’s third oldest science park and a base for the region’s growing Tech community.

Become an ICAV Member Today

ICAV membership offers great value enabling you to be part of a growing business network of international industry professionals and technology companies in the CAV sector. With annual membership starting at £145 + VAT you can attend all our events and our partners’ events for free or a discounted price! 

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