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Integrating Connectivity & Autonomy Into Next Generation Low Carbon Vehicles

Connected and autonomous vehicles will play a significant role in the 10th Cenex-LCV2017 event.

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Cenex has announced content related to connected and autonomous vehicles at its 10th Cenex-LCV2017 event. The Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV), a joint policy unit sitting across the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Department for Transport, will be showcasing some of the connected and autonomous vehicle (CAVs) technologies currently being developed.

CCAV remains committed to keeping the UK at the forefront of the development of CAV technology and, as such, will be showcasing several CAV technologies on its exhibition stand, which are currently being developed through its world-class research and development projects. These include StreetWise, GATEway and DRIVEN.

· The StreetWise consortium, led by FiveAl, will develop and demonstrate technology, safety, insurance and service models for delivering a highly automated mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) solution targeted at replacing the commuter car.

· GATEway (Greenwich Automated Transport Environment) is an £8m research project, led by TRL, to understand and overcome the technical, legal and societal challenges of implementing automated vehicles in an urban environment. The project will trial and validate a series of different use cases for automated vehicles, including driverless shuttles and automated urban deliveries. Results will help both industry and policy makers to understand the implications of automated vehicles and deliver a safe and validated test environment in the UK.

· The DRIVEN consortium will deploy a fleet of autonomous vehicles in urban areas and on motorways, culminating in multiple end-to-end journeys between London and Oxford. It is led by Oxbotica and funded by InnovateUK and the industry. The fleet will run at Level 4 autonomy, performing all safety-critical driving functions with zero-passenger occupancy. CargoPod is a last-mile delivery vehicle developed by Oxbotica, which made the UK’s first driverless grocery deliveries as part of the GATEway project.

There will also be two seminar sessions focussing on CAV technologies taking place on day two of the Cenex-LCV event. These include:

· A session on “Intelligent Mobility and the Connected Vehicle Opportunity,” taking place in the Main Plenary Hall, on 7th September from 9:15 to 10:45. Speakers include Iain Forbes from CCAV, Jim Campbell from the Advanced Propulsion Centre UK, Paul Campion from the Transport Systems Catapult, Dr Graeme Smith from Oxbotica and Olaf Schilgen from Volkswagen.

· A second seminar session on “Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Technology and Projects” will be held directly afterwards, also in the Main Plenary Hall, from 11:00 to 12:30. Speakers include Paul Jarvie from AESIN, Dr Richard Fairchild from RDM Group, Peter Blackley from Atkins, Simon Tong from TRL, and Peter Newton and Tariq Javaid from Vector GB Ltd.

Robert Evans, CEO of Cenex, said, “We are experiencing a very exciting period of motor industry innovation. One of the key emerging opportunities is that of integrating connectivity and autonomy into next generation low carbon vehicles. The LCV seminar programme features some of the industry’s most respected speakers from across this field, and will provide information on the latest developments in CAV technology, the role the UK government will play in this ever-growing sector, and integrating CAVs with future transportation systems.

“Our seminars are free to attend, and I encourage anyone with an interest in intelligent mobility, and anyone who works in this or a related field, to come and take a look. It’s a fantastic opportunity to both network and learn, and it’s not to be missed.”

Iain Forbes, Head of the CCAV said, “The Cenex-LCV event is one of the UK’s key meeting points for the motor industry innovation community. We are very pleased to be working with Cenex to showcase leading edge UK projects funded by CCAV.”

To review the full list of speakers and seminars attendees can expect at Cenex’s 10th Low Carbon Vehicle event, LCV2017, please visit https://www.cenex-lcv.co.uk/seminars, or follow @LCV_event on Twitter.

To register for Cenex-LCV2017, please click here: www.cenex-lcv.co.uk.

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