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We fund competitions

Dedicating industry and government funding to build world-leading connected and self-driving testing and development capabilities.

Zenzic works with the UK connected and self-driving ecosystem to identify opportunities and support testing and development projects.

About competitions

Working with the connected and automated mobility (CAM) ecosystem, we pinpoint industry opportunities and run competitions co-funded by government and industry. Our goal? To build world-leading testing and development capabilities.

When an opportunity has been identified, we work with Innovate UK and the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) to run competitions, driving innovation and development for the future across the UK.

Government and industry have together committed £200m for UK connected and self-driving development through Zenzic. The projects formed through these competitions are the heart of Testbed UK.

£200m across 8 projects and 28 organisations

Current competitions

Connected and autonomous vehicle cyber-security feasibility studies

Theme:
Connected and automated vehicle cyber security feasibility studies to determine input specifications for CAM cyber test facilities.

Date:
August 2019

Prize:
£2m total grant available (£400k max grant available per project)

Winners:
To be announced December 2019.

Details:

Zenzic is partnering with The Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) and Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation. Together we will invest up to £2 million in a maximum of 5 projects to support the development of a connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) cyber security testing capability. Successful projects and capabilities may be created as part of a future competition.

Proposals must fulfill three requirements:

1. Find ways to measure cyber physical resilience and maintain cyber security for vehicles, roadside infrastructure, supporting services and so on.
2. Provide input specifications for one or more new cyber test facilities.
3. Explore opportunities to develop new cyber related services.

The competition closes on Wednesday 25 September 2019 12:00pm.

Previous competitions

Meridian Mobility 1

Theme:
Testing infrastructure. Moving the industry from virtual computer simulation to real world testing.

Date:
October 2017

Prize:
£51 million

Winners:
Midlands Future Mobility, Millbrook-Culham Urban Testbed, TIC-IT (HORIBA MIRA and Coventry University) and Smart Mobility Living Lab: London

Details:

TIC-IT (HORIBA MIRA and Coventry University) are building a new site for high speed automated vehicle safety testing.

Millbrook-Culham Urban Testbed are building test areas mimicking realistic city driving environments.

Smart Mobility Living Lab: London real-world locations for testing of automated vehicles in live traffic.

Midlands Future Mobility real-world locations for testing of automated vehicles.
Meridian Mobility 2

Theme:
Data exchange. Supporting the sharing and trading of data generated by infrastructure, connected or autonomous vehicles or other third parties.

Date:
November 2018

Prize:
£5 million

Winners:
ConVEx

Details:

To develop one or more platforms for the exchange of connected vehicle data.

Driving towards the world’s most effective testing ecosystem, covering exchange, testing and development of data handling.

To increase the UK’s rate of development, this competition was run in parallel with Meridian Mobility 3.
Meridian Mobility 3

Theme:
Connecting communities. Supporting the testing of connected and autonomous vehicles for highways, rural roads and parking.

Date:
November 2018

Prize:
£25 million

Winners:
PARK-IT, Midlands Future Mobility and CAVWAY

Details:

1 facility with controlled test environments that mimic highways and road junctions.

2 public test environments, including highways and rural roads, which connect to existing urban test sites.

1 facility with controlled parking environments that are realistic and representative of current and future infrastructure for automated parking.

Public parking test environments for autonomous vehicle parking.

To find out how Zenzic can help your project, get in touch.

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