The VENTURER Alliance has been launched, continuing the work of the £5-million UK government co-funded VENTURER Connected and Automated Vehicle research and development project.
Made up of the original founding members of the project, the VENTURER Alliance says it offers proven expertise and a commitment to working with industry and government to take the next steps towards connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) implementation.
Nathan Marsh, Chair of the VENTURER Alliance Board and Intelligent Mobility Director at Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, said, “The VENTURER partners have an established pedigree and proven success working together to overcome the barriers to the adoption of connected and autonomous vehicles in the UK.
“The VENTURER Alliance is the next chapter in the VENTURER story. It leverages the expertise and capabilities acquired during the project’s investigations into the impact of CAVs on the user, technology and the regulatory environment, to help achieve the future deployment of CAVs on UK roads.”
The VENTURER Alliance offers customers a diverse portfolio of services. These services span numerous disciplines including technology, human factors, social research, legal and insurance.
Nathan continued: “The VENTURER Alliance builds on the important work carried out by the VENTURER project to establish the West of England as a centre of excellence for the safe, user-led trialling of CAV technology.”
A forthcoming episode of the Transport Network’s popular Talking Transport podcast presented by SMART Highways editor Paul Hutton will feature interviews with key members of the project. It will be published on 18 July.