Jaguar Land Rover is making all-terrain autonomy a reality

Coventry, UK, 30TH May 2018 – Jaguar Land Rover is developing autonomous cars capable of all-terrain, off-road driving in any weather condition. The world-first ‘CORTEX’ project will take self-driving cars off-road, ensuring they are fully capable in any weather condition: dirt, rain, ice, snow or fog. As part of the project, a ‘5D’ technique combining [...]

MCAV attend law firm Squire Patton Boggs event in Birmingham

On Wednesday 23 May, The Midlands Connected Autonomous Vehicles (“MCAV”) team attended Squire Patton Boggs office for the Counsel Connect seminar in Birmingham. The event featured talks on the importance of storytelling in a corporate environment, updates on the recruitment market for law firms, GDPR preparations and how companies should adapt to the implementation of […]

Five shortlisted in “Roads for the Future” competition

Smart traffic lights, flexible use of kerbsides, segregated driverless zones, and sat-navs learning through artificial intelligence are among the ideas shortlisted in a UK-wide competition to design roads fit for driverless cars. Launched in January with Highways England and Innovate UK, The Roads for the Future competition sought ideas for preparing the UK’s road network […]

HERE Technologies forms map company location alliance

HERE Technologies is teaming up with mapping partners in China, Japan and Korea to create a unified worldwide mapping system that they say will guide self- driving cars safely and efficiently. The four companies, HERE, NavInfo of China, Increment P (IPC)/Pioneer of Japan and SK Telecom of Korea have formed the OneMap Alliance to offer a global, […]

Geoff Cousins Insights in Jaguars Growth and Change at Digital Horizons

On Thursday 17th May, Geoff Cousins, Former Managing Director of Jaguar from 2006 – 2011 presented to a number of technology start up companies and entrepreneurs at the Digital Horizons event at Innovation Birmingham. Geoff Cousins, has had roles such as CFO of Jaguar North America as well as leading Jaguar UK as Managing Director, […]

Immense Simulations announce Peter Jaco as new Board Member

Immense Simulations are delighted to announce the appointment of Peter Jaco as Non-Executive Director and Interim Commercial Director. Peter is highly experienced in commercialising early stage technology companies and has worked with start-ups specialising in Cyber Security, Big Data, IoT and Fintech. He serves as Chair of Cyber Security IoT Start Up CyberOwl. He was previously […]

WMG enhances collaborative R&D capability with the UK’s most advanced 5G mmWave test platform

Mobile telecommunication operators, infrastructure suppliers, car manufacturers, and local councils are all seeking to understand the benefit from the leap in bandwidth promised by 5G technologies, and are lining up to use the very latest 5G evaluation technology now available at the University of Warwick. WMG at the University of Warwick has just acquired the […]

Passengers ‘put off ride sharing by thought of strangers’

Research into the attitudes of the travelling public towards autonomous vehicles and ride sharing suggest that the majority are uneasy about the prospect of ride sharing with strangers in small saloon-car style vehicles. The MERGE Greenwich surveyLess than half (46%) were willing to use a ride-sharing service for various types of journeys once or twice […]

Westfield and Ordnance Survey Map the Future

Westfield Technology Group, a pioneering British vehicle manufacturer, and Ordnance Survey have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support future Autonomous Vehicle development. The MoU will support a wider range of Autonomous Vehicle operations by improving access to detailed and accurate mapping. With a history of a strong working relationship, Julian Turner, Chief Executive […]