The Centre for Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) and Innovate UK are inviting businesses to apply for innovation project funding of up to 35 million.
Projects need to come up with technical solutions for connected and autonomous vehicle features. These features should provide real-world benefits to users. This includes how these vehicles will work as part of a wider transport system. Proposals must show a clear commercial benefit.
Funding for this competition comes from CCAV (up to 30 million) and Innovate UK (5 million).
The Centre for Connected & Autonomous Vehicles is a joint policy unit. It was set up by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and the Department for Transport. The aim of CCAV is to help ensure that the UK is a world leader in developing and testing connected and autonomous vehicles.
This competition is in 4 streams:
Stream 1 will fund a large-scale challenge to develop and demonstrate a vehicle operating at SAE level 4 automation. We expect to fund 1 or 2 projects. We expect projects to have total costs of 15 million to 30 million. Projects should last between 18 and 30 months.
Streams 2, 3 and 4
These streams will fund feasibility studies and industrial research and development projects. We expect projects to range in size from total costs of 250,000 to 5 million. Projects should last between 12 and 30 months.
- This competition opens on 22 August 2016
- The registration deadline is noon on 2 November 2016
- The application deadline is noon on 9 November 2016
- All projects must be collaborative and a business must lead the project
- Potential applicants can attend a briefing event in London on 8 September 2016