Businesses and research organisations can apply for a share of up to £55 million to create the world’s most effective CAV testing ecosystem
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Up to £8.75m approx
Opens: 3rd Apr 2017
Closes: 19th Jul 2017
Proposals should integrate existing proving grounds and public road test sites across the UK’s existing automotive and technology heartlands. They should improve existing capabilities and create new ones.
Innovate UK and Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) wish to establish an open environment of projects to work together as part of a UK-wide initiative.
This competition has 3 streams, these are as follows:
Stream 1: 1 to 2 public test environments in an urban and/or highly dense city location.
Stream 2: a controlled test facility representative of an urban and/or city environment. Projects submitted in this stream may include:
Stream 3: a realistic, controlled high-speed, limit-handling environment. This environment will enable the creation of a diverse range of test scenarios. Some examples include vehicle to everything (V2X) interactions, collision avoidance and limit handling. Projects submitted in this stream may include a virtual environment that includes physical elements, such as simulators.
Please note, for all streams, linked proposals will be considered favourably if they save costs and improve outcomes.
For further details on test environments and test facility locations, please click here.
To be part of a project, you must:
Funding and project types
CCAV are expecting to invest:
Preference will be given to projects that can deliver operational facilities and be open for business in 12 to 18 months.
Projects with industry match funding within the investment stage of the project (that is, a 12 to 18 month build phase) will be preferred.
You may apply for funding support:
Projects are expected to have: