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Welcome to the MCAV Newsletter. See the latest news and opportunities in the emerging Driverless Vehicle sector.

‘  We are proud to say that our regional MCAV Cluster, which we started just under a year ago has been growing from strength to strength and attracted both national and international attention. As a result, we will be launching MCAV’s parent brand iCAV (International Connected Autonomous Vehicle) Cluster in the coming weeks with partners and can’t wait to share even more exciting news and opportunities in this emerging space.”
Don Dhaliwal,  Conigital, Lead Partner

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A two-day global conference and exhibition dedicated to covering the key topics of the Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) and TaaS industry and it will take place on July 9th and 10th 2018, The Slate, Coventry, UK. Read More To claim your discount, enter MCAV50 at checkout on their website. *Only 10 tickets remaining so book early to void disappointment!

Latest News

Conigital and MCAV exhibit with Westfield Technology Group’s Pod at Cheltenham Science Festival

The 6 day festival which recently took place 5 – 10 June brought together some of the greatest scientific minds in the UK. The aim of Cheltenham Science Festival was to promote the STEM subjects, (“Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), for children and families.More

concept of driverless carAutonomous, driverless concept cars shift future design focus to interiors

Coming technologies, most notably electrification and autonomous driving, are opening exciting new possibilities for those designing cabins. Within the next three years most major car makers will have electric models on sale. Read More

cargo-droneForget Package Delivery Drones – Here Come Autonomous Containers

Amazon, UPS and others are exploring using drones to deliver packages to people’s doorsteps, but some companies are thinking bigger — autonomous cargo drones the size of small airplanes. Read More

WomanInSelfDrivingVehicleHow Social Media Will Integrate With Autonomous Vehicles

Imagine scrolling through your Twitter or Facebook feed right on the windshield of your vehicle, or even voicing a command that tells your car to read your text messages. Some of these features are already available in cars fresh off the production line. Read More

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The CW International Conference is the most prestigious technology networking event in the Cambridge calendar. CWIC 2018 will challenge, inform and inspire delegates to think beyond the hype, focussing on seven technology areas. Where do the genuine opportunities for business growth lie, now and in the future? To find out more information about the conference, click here. If you’d like to use the discount, email us at info@mcav.org.uk.

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Cheltenham Science Festival

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Bango: Systems Developer – At Bango all systems are GO! We currently have a lot of interesting new challenges working with some of our partners like Google, Mozilla, Amazon, Samsung, Blackberry and Microsoft. We need more hands on deck, or on keyboards, as it were. So if you’re a talented developer looking for a career in a fast-paced, innovative company, we want you! Apply

Cambridge Broadband Networks: Software Test Engineer – Working within our software development operations team, developing pipelines for our CI / CD systems (Jenkins, etc) and providing a testing framework for others to use : Reviewing test cases and occasionally writing tests, Supporting and maintaining our CI / CD hardware, including our bespoke HW test environment. Apply

Transport Systems Catapult: Business Analyst – This role is focused on providing and leading high-quality data analysis, qualitative research, reporting and commercial/business intelligence to support the successful delivery of projects and programmes with an emphasis on supporting our initiatives looking at New Mobility Services and business models and our Open Data Platform. Apply

Upcoming Events:

Transport Data Initative #7: Leeds: June 21 2018 – Confirmed Presentations -‘Energy perspective of our future transport needs’ – David Richardson, Innovate UK; ‘Developing the CAV ecosystem in Oxfordshire’ – Llewelyn Morgan, Oxfordshire County Council; ‘CAVs In South Gloucestershire’ – John McNicol, South Gloucestershire Council Read More

Oxford Cambridge Corridor Economic Growth Conference 2018 – June 21 2018 – The Oxford Cambridge Corridor Economic Growth Conference in association with Bouygues Energies & Services takes place on June 21st in Milton Keynes and will be a day of discussion and opportunity with the region’s business and public sector leaders coming together to discuss and debate the key business themes and opportunities for growth. Read More

QA Hack: AI Hackathon: 23 June 2018 – Join QA’s 7 hour hackathon and delve deeper into the world of AI. Whether you are an expert or a newbie in AI, we welcome you to join this event to prototype and find solutions to real-world problems. The challenges will be announced during the kick off of the event, you will be able to pick one of the challenges to work on with a team. Read More

How to win funding for your research and innovation: 26 June 2018 – Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) in partnership with Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) and BEST Growth Hub are running a free breakfast masterclass aimed at start-up and growth companies that are using or developing new technology and/or investing in research and innovationRead More

CAV R&D Event: 26 June 2018 – Connected and Autonomous Vehicles come closer to a reality. In the Industrial Strategy Challenge, 4 main themes have been identified by the Government as areas of focus for investments. Although one of the core areas of the “Future of Mobility” theme, CAVs have the potential of touching on all the areas identified (Clean GrowthAI and Data as well as Ageing Society). Read More

CW Unplugged: Tech for Water: 26 June 2018 – In partnership with the Centre for Global Equality (CGE), we’re hosting CW Unplugged: Tech for Water an event that explores innovative technologies contributing to tackling water management and water quality challenges in developed, developing and emerging economies. Read More

Encoding Equality into Technology: 28 June 2018 – This experiential Fearless Futures breakfast workshop, in partnership with Cambridge Wireless and hosted by Bradfield Centre, will bring innovative equalities thinking to the Cambridge technology scene – taking participants through a unique learning journey to explore new questions and fresh thinking in reference to equality. Read More

Meridian Hackathon: 3-4 July 2018 – Do join if you are interested in new possibilities for creating, sharing and fusing Connected and Autonomous vehicles data as well as having some exciting opportunities of working together with companies from the field. Read More

TaaS Technology Conference: Transportation-as-a-Service: 9-10 July 2018 – Transportation-as-a-Service Conference is a new two-day global conference and exhibition dedicated to covering the key topics of the Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) and TaaS industry and it will take place on July 9th and 10th 2018. Read More

About MCAV

The Midlands Connected Autonomous Vehicle (“MCAV”) cluster has been set up to support new and existing businesses enter the growing Connected Autonomous Vehicles (“CAV”) market. KPMG research indicates that the CAV market has the potential to add £51 billion per year to the UK economy by 2030, create 320,000 new jobs and prevent 25,000 accidents saving 2500 lives per year. Find the latest Market Forecast report by Transport Systems Catapult here. MCAV are based at iCentrum, part of Innovation Birmingham, the UK’s third oldest science park and a base for the region’s growing Tech community.

MCAV will create a technology corridor between Cambridge and Birmingham to develop a platform for members to stimulate collaborative innovation through high-profile networking events and Special Interest Groups (“SIGs”). This will help members facilitate new networks, build consortia for tenders and recruit highly skilled individuals. For more information please see: www.mcav.org.uk.

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