Potential for exploiting commercial value of smart driving innovation by Dutch and British digital pioneers worth thinking about.
There is a focus on technological solutions to societal issues such as emissions, traffic jams and accidents.
- real-time visual mapping sensor technology
- computer vision algorithms for obstacle detection for automated vehicles and a
- fully electric lightweight racing car
- data trends, simulations and mapping to influence the way technology is developed
EN will continue to work with the participants to assist them in the next stages of developing their products, new innovations and relationships with their Dutch counterparts.
See the announcement by the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) - with Meridian Mobility and Innovate UK – that up to £30m is available for projects that help make the UK the most effective connected and autonomous vehicle development ecosystem in the world.Businesses and research organisations can apply into two competitions that support the testing of connected and autonomous vehicles and progress their development. The future of transport is moving ahead, at speed!
The Netherlands is the world’s most autonomous vehicle-ready country, according to the recent Automated Vehicles Readiness Index (AVRI) report by KPMG. This is largely due to its AV-friendly infrastructure and well-maintained road network. The Netherlands boasts the highest density of electric vehicle charging points in the world, already offering 27,000 charging points for the public. As significant opportunities exist for UK companies in the connected and autonomous vehicle sectors, EEN, Innovate UK and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency worked closely together to organise a visit for 23 UK companies and research institutions to meet with their Dutch counterparts, explore opportunities for business collaboration and funding under Horizon 2020. And the intensive two-day programme is already paying off for the participants.