Meridian 2: connected vehicles data exchange
The Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) in partnership with Meridian Mobility and Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £5 million in a single project. This is to develop one or more platforms for the exchange of connected vehicle data.
The aim is to create the world’s most effective CAV testing ecosystem. The project will facilitate the exchange of data, to test, develop, demonstrate and exploit CAV opportunities. The platform should be adaptable to cope with increasing volumes and new types of data formats which are accessible and appropriate for users.
Your proposal must support the sharing and trading of road transportation data generated by infrastructure, connected or autonomous vehicles or third parties. It must speed up the development and realise the benefits of connected and autonomous vehicles.
- demonstrate routes to commercial viability and sustainable business models
- demonstrate best practice in terms of data ethics, security and privacy, including dealing with anonymisation and complying with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
- demonstrate the use of cutting edge technology, such as blockchain
- generate and/or use real world data
- be demonstrably representative of the target environment in the UK, and other appropriate target CAV markets
- have available suitable hardware to develop and demonstrate the platforms and services that will support CAV deployment
- where applicable, demonstrate consultation and planning with road owner operators
- be able to contribute to a CAV data working group organised by Meridian that will inform and influence policy and standards
- support and encourage integration and collaboration across the wider UK CAV ecosystem
KTN is hosting a briefing event on the 11th June, where you can hear more about the scope for this CAV data competition and the application process, as well as networking with representatives from the automotive, telecommunications, transport infrastructure, mobility, simulation and analytics industries. For those unable to attend in person there is also a webcast on the 11th June.