Connected and autonomous vehicles 3: research and development
The Centre for Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) is to invest up to £23 million in industry-led research and development projects on connected and autonomous vehicles.
This competition will fund collaborative industrial research and development projects. We expect projects to range in size from total costs of £500,000 to £4 million, and last between 18 and 30 months.
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.
All projects must be collaborative, business-led, and with the research and development (R&D) conducted in the UK.
There is one similar competition being run in conjunction with this one: Collaborative feasibility studies. These projects should last between 12 to 18 months and have total costs of up to £250,000.