Last modified on September 18, 2023

13 new awarded CAM projects in the UK

13 new awarded CAM projects in the UK

18 September 2023

The awarded projects address critical aspects of the connected and automated mobility ecosystem, from advanced sensors to simulation tools and validation methodologies. They were selected as part of the CAM Supply Chain UK competition, in the framework of Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) “Commercialising Connected and Automated Mobility” programme, which brings together government and industry to support the development of sovereign capabilities within the CAM Supply Chain UK.

By addressing critical technology gaps, enhancing safety and security, improving performance and reliability, and creating scalable opportunities, these projects will pave the way for the future of transportation, both in the UK and on a global scale:

  • AIM-DBW project aims to deliver a universal and affordable drive-by-wire system that replaces traditional mechanical linkages with electronic ones. This system enables automation of the throttle, steering, braking, gears, and ancillary systems of a vehicle.
  • Autonomous Cargo project focuses on developing an autonomous dolly for airside cargo movements and a simulation tool to quantify the benefits of CAM for air cargo operations, providing operators with insights into optimal CAM vehicle types or required infrastructure modifications.
  • CERTUS project provides a toolset that helps to efficiently identify, define and execute the verification and validation of automated driving systems.
  • DeepSafe project will combine high acuity data recorded with a new high-speed test methodology operating in real world environments, and high-volume simulation to address the “reality gap” on the most critical scenarios to train automated driving systems against high-impact collisions, emergencies, and the whole landscape of edge cases.
  • DriveSafeAI project will develop a safety assurance framework for the safe deployment of AI in self-driving technology across all driving domains.
  • DRIVEN BY SOUND project will create an affordable, robust navigation system for automated vehicles, with a particular emphasis on adverse weather handling.
  • evolvAD project aims to develop an AV capable of safely driving in residential, urban, and rural environments, and focus on HD map generation and validation, alignment with multiple complex operational design domains (ODDs) and improving interactions in complex urban environments with vulnerable road users.
  • High-Performance Imaging Radar (HPIR) project aims to develop a high-performance imaging radar product specifically designed for AVs operating in a wider range of weather conditions.
  • Photonic Inertial Sensors for Automotive (PISA) project aims to develop advanced position and navigation sensors that work reliably in various environments, by leveraging Micro Electromechanical Systems (MEMS), Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs), and low-cost laser/detectors.
  • Sim4CAMSens project will develop a sensor evaluation framework that spans modeling, simulation, and physical testing.
  • StreetCAV project will create a ‘plug-and-play’ roadside connectivity solution enabling self-driving shuttles, robotic and drone-based services to operate safely and securely, maintaining connections wherever they go.
  • Systems for Autonomy in Fail Operational Environments (SAFE) project will develop a fully redundant, fail-operational Drive-by-Wire technology platform to enable safe driver-out, on-road autonomous vehicle capability.
  • Torque Overlay Automated Steering Technology (TOAST) project focuses on the development of a modular dual redundant steer-by-wire system for heavily automated and electric vehicles.

Each project brings together various market participants, ranging from large Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier 1 suppliers to smaller technology developers and micro-businesses.

Source: Zenzic