Meridian Mobility 2 Competition Workshop - Connected Autonomous Vehicle Data
KTN, along with MERIDIAN, would like to invite you to this workshop to contribute ideas and thoughts, to help shape the CAV Data competition within the forthcoming Meridian Mobility Testbed 2 Competition.
The introduction of connected and autonomous vehicles presents an opportunity for UK industry to provide innovative services to and from those vehicles and provide globally recognised expertise in their development and delivery. This workshop will look at the current status of CAV data collection, management and exchange to examine the opportunities for the future. This data will have increasing utility and value in the future as these vehicles become more common and will be an essential part of delivering the environmental and economic benefits of connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV). Generation transmission, storage, and commercial exploitation of CAV data each have significant opportunities and challenges.
Participation is sought from the automotive, telecommunications, transport infrastructure, mobility, simulation and analytics industries to help Meridian Mobility, CCAV, KTN and Innovate UK shape Government investment planning in this area.
The number of places is limited so please register as soon as possible.
Background: The UK CAV Testing infrastructure Vision
As announced in the 2016 Autumn Statement, the Centre for Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) will invest up to £100m in new UK CAV testing infrastructure.
This funding has been agreed following a call for evidence run by CCAV which considers how the UK’s test environment for connected and autonomous vehicle (CAVs) can be improved: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/driverless-vehicle-testing-facilities-call-for-evidence
The first competition was held in 2017 and resulted in the first four infrastructure projects – https://www.gov.uk/government/news/winners-of-51-million-government-competition-to-develop-world-leading-self-driving-car-testing-infrastructure-unveiled
To support the complementarity, integration and co-ordination of the facilities, a new organisation, Meridian Mobility, has been established. Meridian Mobility was created by government and industry to facilitate and support the acceleration of the UK’s emerging connected and autonomous vehicle sector within the global transport ecosystem. It will invest in projects that foster a culture of open innovation, bringing together the best of business and government to deliver cutting edge Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) infrastructure. Meridian will focus on key areas of UK capability in the global CAV sector including advanced development and validation, connected environments, data, cyber security and new service development.