Innovate UK to host connected and automated vehicles briefing event on campus

On Tuesday 16th January, Loughborough University London will host Innovate UK’s first competition briefing for Modelling, Simulations, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Augmented Reality (AR) for Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV).

The UK Government recently published its Industrial Strategy which outlined its ambition to have driverless cars in action by 2021, and issued the Automotive Sector Deal to establish the UK as a driving force for the future development of CAV, AI, and mobility.

As part of the Automotive Sector Deal, the first of two competitions will offer £15m to industry-led research and development projects that use holistic simulation and modelling systems to develop approval mechanisms and standards for connected and autonomous vehicles.

Led by Innovate UK’s Knowledge Transfer Network, the briefing will discuss the competition’s scope and the application process, and will provide a networking opportunity for professionals from across the sector.

The event will be available to watch online via webcast, with future briefing events planned in Cardiff, Coventry, Belfast and Edinburgh.

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines. 

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2018 QS World University Rankings, top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey and named University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018. 

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 6th in the Guardian University League Table 2018, 7th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and 7th in The UK Complete University Guide 2019. It was also named Sports University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017. 

The University has been awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, which recognises institutions that deliver consistently outstanding teaching that is of the highest quality found in the UK. 

The Loughborough University London campus is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities. It is home to influential thought leaders, pioneering researchers and creative innovators who provide students with the highest quality of teaching and the very latest in modern thinking. 

The seven specialist institutes at Loughborough University London include: Design Innovation, Digital Technologies, Diplomacy and International Governance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Management, Media and Creative Industries, and Sport Business. Close industry partnerships with a wealth of leading businesses and creative organisations means teaching and learning is informed by real-life challenges and driven by true industry pressures.