Connected and autonomous vehicles 4: piloting passenger services
The Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) is to invest up to £25 million in industry-led collaborative research and development projects that develop and then pilot CAV services at scale in a UK setting.
They expect to fund between two and four high quality projects that can demonstrate UK capability and technologies to a global audience.
The funded pilot studies will be expected to develop and then test connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) in a real-world public or semi-controlled environment, with at least a six month public trial. CAV is looking for ambitious proposals where the commercial benefit is strong and there is a clear route to a commercial operation after the project. As such, the projects should be large enough to test and demonstrate the underlying business and operating model.
Projects must be focused on developing and using SAE level 4 automation or above in the context of a new mobility service. All projects must be collaborative, business led, and conduct their research and development (R&D) in the UK.
KTN is hosting two briefing events, one on 3rd July in Glasgow and one on 5th July in Sunderland where you can hear more about the scope for this competition and the application process, as well as networking with representatives from the automotive, telecommunications, transport infrastructure, mobility, simulation and analytics industries.