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Opportunities to influence the scope of the government’s forthcoming Connected and Autonomous Vehicles competition

As previewed by Innovate UK in its 2016/2017 Delivery Plan , a second Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (C-CAV) competition is scheduled for later this year. The Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) – a joint policy unit of the Department for Transport , and the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) – is working with Innovate UK to develop the scope of...
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Design and program your own driverless car for the UK Robotics Week Autonomous Driving Challenge 2016

The University of Warwick’s WMG has joined forces with the University of Oxford and Imperial College London to support the ‘Autonomous Driving Challenge 2016’ , to inspire the next generation of designers and engineers. The international competition for all ages aims to encourage amateur and professional designers and engineers to push the boundaries of robotics. ...
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Intelligent Mobility 2016 - Future Business Models in Connected and Automated Mobility workshop and conference, 28/29 June

KTN is, once more, a media partner for Frost & Sullivan’s Intelligent Mobility Future Business Models In Connected And Automated Mobility workshop and conference , the eighth edition of its Intelligent Mobility event, this year on 28 and 29 June at The Jumeirah Carlton Tower, on Sloane Street, London SW1. Intelligent Mobility 2016 promises demonstrations of the latest...
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Removing barriers to connected and autonomous vehicles in Europe: agreement on standards and Parliament discusses need for public reassurance

A meeting of the European Union’s t ransport ministers in Amsterdam organised by the Dutch EU Presidency this month agreed in principle to support the introduction of common traffic rules, communications standards and actions vehicles makers should take to enable self-driving cars to be able to operate across Europe by 2019. Declaration of Amsterdam - Cooperation in the field of...
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Jaguar Land Rover diversifying into new business models - and to sell intelligent vehicles in the next decade

Jaguar Land Rover has this month joined the likes of Daimler and Ford by dipping it toes into alternative business models by opening a subsidiary company to develop technology ventures serving the travel and transport markets accessed by connected devices . InMotion , based in London, will initially take the form of a business incubator; employing around 30 people to support...
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Computer Vision for Automotive Applications – the road ahead

16th April 2016 - London : computer vision research for vehicles
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George Osborne outlines new measures to establish the UK as a global centre for excellence in connected and autonomous vehicles

In his budget presented today, The Chancellor The Rt Hon George Osborne MP confirmed some pre-announced plans  released to the press  at the weekend, designed as additional measures to further the UK as a global centre for excellence in connected and autonomous vehicles. Within the Roads part of the Transport and infrastructure section of the Budget Report, the government...
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Nissan's Sunderland made 2017 Qashqai refresh to be equipped with Piloted Drive 1.0 for autonomous drive on highways

As part of the unveiling of what it calls its “Intelligent Mobility” vision at the Geneva International Motor Show this month, Nissan announced that it intends to perform on-road technology demos of what it calls its Piloted Drive technologies in 2016 , and plans to make available for sale in the form of refreshed a Qashqai model in 2017. Intelligent Mobility will, it said, ‘anchor...
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Will driverless cars profoundly improve lives or merely be Spotify on wheels? DTCE15 highlights the research, technologies and legislative impacts

The Driverless Technology Conference and Exhibition (DTCE15), organised by Charles Maxwell Ltd and held at ILEC London, on 23 November, was notable for contributions by speakers from all three projects supported as a result of the Introducing driverless cars to UK roads competition last year. The three projects are underway although none, as yet, have yet operated their driverless...
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Connected and Autonomous Vehicles competition briefing - open to disruptive innovations

Encouraged by a potential boost from intelligent vehicles to the UK economy estimated to be worth £51 billion per year and 320,000 additional jobs by 2030, The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is investing up to £20 million to support industry through Innovate UK’s Connected and Autonomous Vehicles competition . Yesterday, at a briefing and networking event in...
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Register for 4 August briefing: £20 million competition to support improved vehicle connectivity, autonomy and interactivity

The government has announced (on 19 July 2015) the launch of a £20 million competitive fund for collaborative research and development into driverless vehicles , along with a code of practice for testing plus formation of a new policy unit to co-ordinate government policy on driverless cars and connected technology. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is to invest...
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Data for smoothing the road for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

In the week it announced the £20 million Connected and Autonomous Vehicles competition , the Government underlined the importance of data for helping deliver benefits for drivers and other road users in it's response to the Transport Parliamentary Select Committee on Motoring of the future report. Data recorded, stored and used by vehicles could, it claimed, ‘create more individually...
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As driverless cars are prepared for testing on UK roads driver-assist features progress to the mainstream

In a recent article in the Financial Times featuring developments in driverless cars testing as exhibited at Transport Systems Catapult’s Imagine Festival Tim Armitage , who is leading a trial of autonomous road-going cars and public transport in the Autodrive consortium, said he has been approached by at least two large global car manufacturers that want to conduct tests in the UK . ...
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Collaboration across industries required to reap the benefits of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

With the promise of £100 million investment for intelligent mobility made by the Chancellor in the first 2015 Budget, The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has recently published a report produced by KPMG’s economists and automotive experts, emphasising that connected and autonomous vehicles should be a strategic priority for the UK, that will require collaboration across...
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Government announces £100 million investment into Research and Development of Intelligent Mobility in 2015 budget

In today’s Budget , The Chancellor of the Exchequer made a number of transport and infrastructure related announcements, including a £100 million investment into the Research and Development of Intelligent Mobility, focused on driverless cars and the systems required to support their introduction. In his speech George Osborne said the government would, “back our brilliant automotive...
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Collaboration key to unlocking secure driverless future

A new report from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)  and the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) calls for greater industry collaboration and transparency in developing conne cted and driverless cars. This will help ensure that future autonomous vehicles are safe from cyber threats. Cars are already more ‘intelligent’: driver assistance systems, alerts and...
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Commons Select Transport Committee calls for new strategy to maximise benefits of driverless cars and proposes incentives to increase adoption rate

On Friday 6 March, following an inquiry into future transport technologies, the House of Commons Select Transport Committee published a report   Motoring of the future  that recommended that the Department for Transport (DfT) develops a strategy to maximise the benefits of new motoring technology , such as telematics and driverless cars, for people and businesses in the UK. ...
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Government OKs restricted driverless car tests and to issue Code of Practice, plus will review and amend regulations by summer 2017

12 February 2015 - The Department for Transport yesterday published its review of road legislation required to allow development of driverless car technology that gave approval for limited testing of driverless vehicles on public roads. The report The Pathway to Driverless Cars - Summary report and action plan concluded that driverless vehicles can already legally be tested on public...
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Ford offers a peak into plans for driverless cars as part of a re-imagined future

5 February 2015 - Coinciding with an announcement yesterday of a two-year study into new personal mobility models in partnership with with Aachen University, Ford Motor Company President and CEO Mark Fields has outlined some brief details of his company’s contribution to the UK Autodrive driverless cars initiative. In early December 2014, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne...
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Department of Transport announces a study into consumer attitudes and behaviours concerning driverless cars

In a speech yesterday at the PACTS Driverless Vehicles Conference at Thatcham , Claire Perry MP (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport and Member of Parliament for Devizes) pre-announced the commissioning of a further study on to subject of driverless cars - of consumers to “reassure the public that we are careful of the risk” while “recognising the...
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CityMobil2 driverless bus project demonstration has teething issues ‘sul lungomare’

Dr. Alexander Hars, of German software company Inventivio GmbH , has reported in his blog Driverless car market watch that on the a webinar update on 4 September given by the CityMobil2 project at the end of two month trial of a driverless bus service, hat reported ‘mixed results’ in a real life road tests. Two autonomous electric buses supplied by French company Robosoft carried...
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Ministry publishes consultation on road rule changes and testing procedures for driverless cars - road testing will require backup driver controls

As announced by Business Secretary Vince Cable on launching the Introducing driverless cars to UK roads competition last week, the Department of Transport yesterday published the terms of its promised review into the various bits of legislation and rules impacted by testing driverless vehicles on the Queen’s highway. This includes an invitation to comment on issues to be addressed by...
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Driverless cars competition to part-fund up to three consortia to road test autonomy in city traffic

This morning - during a visit to MIRA where he was brave enough to have a ride in a driverless car - Business Secretary Vince Cable (alongside the Science Minister Greg Clark)  made two significant announcements in relation to autonomous vehicle research, fulfilling commitments made by Government to support the development of driverless car technologies in the UK. ...
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Nissan extends roadmap towards fully automated vehicles - more intelligence required

In a speech this month to the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn's outlined his company's roadmap towards what he calls Autonomous Drive vehicles, which Nissan aims to bring to market by 2020 . However, by outlining what he considers acheivable the message was to dampen expectation for what he described as “Self-driving cars” - that would not require human...
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Transport Systems Catapult selects RDM to build prototype self-driving vehicles

In a joint announcement dated 12 May 2014, Coventry-based  RDM Automotive was named by Transport Systems Catapult as the company chosen to manufacture vehicles for the LUTZ Pathfinder , a Milton Keynes-based driverless vehicle demonstrator project. RDM was appointed by Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) following a OJEU tender process, ahead of four rivals for the contract. ...
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Design and program your own driverless car for the UK Robotics Week Autonomous Driving Challenge 2016

The University of Warwick’s WMG has joined forces with the University of Oxford and...

Jaguar Land Rover diversifying into new business models - and to sell intelligent vehicles in the next decade

Jaguar Land Rover has this month joined the likes of Daimler and Ford by dipping it...

Computer Vision for Automotive Applications – the road ahead

16th April 2016 - London : computer vision research for vehicles

Nissan's Sunderland made 2017 Qashqai refresh to be equipped with Piloted Drive 1.0 for autonomous drive on highways

As part of the unveiling of what it calls its “Intelligent Mobility” vision at the Geneva...