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Bids sought for £23m smart vehicle funding

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The Government’s Centre for Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) is offering a total of up to £23m in grants for research and development projects on connected and autonomous vehicles.

It said the cash will fund collaborative industrial research and development projects, expected to range in size from total costs of £500,000 to £4m and to last between 18 and 30 months.

The CCAV said projects need to come up with technical solutions for connected and autonomous vehicle features that provide real-world benefits to users.

‘This includes how these vehicles will work as part of a wider transport or off-road system, and the business models that will enable them. We are seeking proposals where the commercial benefit is clear.’

Projects focused on autonomy, or connectivity that supports autonomy, must focus on the development of solutions for SAE level 4 automation and above.

Research and development funded by the cash must be conducted in the UK.

Registration closes on 25 October 2017.

 
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