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Competition to help pioneer new connected and autonomous vehicle tech

A competition set to benefit drivers through new connected and autonomous vehicle technologies has opened.

Autonomous vehicle

Businesses could win a share of up to £35m to research and develop new connected and autonomous vehicle technologies

Run by the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) and Innovate UK, the competition offers businesses developing such technologies the chance to win a share of up to £35m.

Winners must provide real-world benefits to users including showing how these vehicles will work as part of a wider transport system, and must effectively help to develop solutions that are ready for commercial launch.

In response, Stan Boland, CEO of UK-based autonomous vehicle software company FiveAI, said: “At FiveAI, we welcome this competition as an important milestone in the advancement of autonomous vehicles in the UK, as the Government shows its commitment to supporting UK companies in setting out their stall to make the country a globally-recognised centre for autonomous vehicle technology.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.