Connected and Autonomous Vehicles 4: Piloting Passenger Services – Funding Opportunity!

The Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) is to invest up to £25 million in industry-led projects that develop and then ‘pilot’ CAV services at scale in a UK setting.

This competition will fund collaborative research and development projects.

It is expected that funding will be delivered to two to four high quality projects that can demonstrate UK capability and technologies to a global audience.

Pilot studies are 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. We are 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.

The deadline for applications is 19 September 2018.

For more information regarding eligibility, scope, dates and how to apply, visit the competition website.