There is a huge amount of activity in the UK focused on Connected & Autonomous Vehicles.
UK is a great source of innovative minds (supported by world leading universities) and has a fantastic engineering community, having delivered to the world, to name a few:
- the steam engine
- carbon fibre
- the world wide web
The UK also has a fantastically supportive environment for research and development. The UK regulations around testing vehicles are supportive of allowing innovation to flourish while making sure the public are protected. The focal point in Government through the Centre for Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) to ensure future legislation can adapt quickly as needed.
Money to invest in Connected & Autonomous Vehicles
On top of this there is a tremendous amount of financial support available to business led R&D projects in this space. CCAV have £100m to invest over 5 years including £35m having been made available in 2016 to support a new wave of projects. Innovate UK also continue to invest in supporting and enabling technology, whilst delivering CCAVs investment.
All this is ensuring the UK is a world leader in developing and testing connected and autonomous vehicles.
Creating a directory of CAV collaboration partners
With the rapid development of this sector, we are often asked by companies interested in this space to help them find companies with specific skills or experience, be this to work on commercial projects or perhaps take advantage of the further funding available in the near future.
Of course CCAV, Innovate UK and the KTN are always happy to connect companies, but due to the levels of interest we thought it may helpful to have a directory of companies working in this space.
A directory of potential CAV collaboration partners has arrived
We’ve put together an initial document, which you can search through, to try and help companies find what others are working on and aid collaboration. We will continue to develop and update this over the next couple of years, and we hope it helps you find possible partners in this exciting area.
If you want to find companies working in the UK on Connected & Autonomous Vehicle technology, why not get in contact with the Knowledge Transfer Network or have a look at some of the companies involved in the pdf directory.
Want to be added to our CAV directory?
Projects currently supported by the Centre for Connected & Autonomous Vehicles and Innovate UK
|Funding Competition||Project Number||Lead Organisation||Project Title||Link|
|Introducing driverless cars to UK roads||102200||TRL Ltd||GATEway||http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/projects?ref=102200|
|102201||Ove Arup & Partners Limited||UK Autodrive||http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/projects?ref=102201|
|Connected and Autonomous Vehicles - CRD||102581||Visteon Engineering Services Limited||UK Connected Intelligent Transport Environment (UK CITE)||http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/projects?ref=102581|
|102583||Westfield Sportscars Ltd||INSIGHT||http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/projects?ref=102583|
|102584||Robert Bosch Limited||MOVE-UK||http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/projects?ref=102584|
|102585||Tructyre Fleet Management Ltd||Pathway to Autonomous Commercial Vehicles||http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/projects?ref=102585|
|102586||Control F1 Ltd||i-MOTORS||http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/projects?ref=102586|
|102587||Richmond Design & Marketing Limited||INTACT||http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/projects?ref=102587|
|102588||Immense Simulations Ltd||Tools for autonomous logistics operations and management||http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/projects?ref=102588|
|Connected and Autonomous Vehicles - Technical FS||132267||Oxbotica Ltd||Enabling Affordable Autonomy Using Hybrid Dense Vision||http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/projects?ref=132267|
|132269||Myrtle Software Ltd||Efficient Computer Vision ADAS Hardware for Connected and Autonomous Vechicles||http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/projects?ref=132269|
|132270||Navtech Radar Ltd||A feasibility study into the use of radar technology for environment mapping on autonomous vehicles||http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/projects?ref=132270|
|132271||Ordnance Survey Limited||Atlas||http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/projects?ref=132271|
|132272||AVL Powertrain UK Limited||Virtual validation Environment for Driver Assistance Systems (VEDAS)||http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/projects?ref=132272|
|132274||Thingful Limited||Connected Car Data - Creating new business models||http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/projects?ref=132274|
|132275||Emissions Analytics Limited||Optimised Vehicle Autonomy for Ride and Emissions||http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/projects?ref=132275|
|132277||Roke Manor Research Limited||Road Accident 3D Reconstruction||http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/projects?ref=132277|
|132278||Machines With Vision Limited||Pinpoint||http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/projects?ref=132278|
|132279||Autord Ltd||Autonomous Motorcycle Platform Feasibility||http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/projects?ref=132279|
|132280||Aptcore Limited||A Low Cost Hardware and Software Platform for Situational Awareness of Autonomous Vehicles||http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/projects?ref=132280|
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