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Funding competition: connected and autonomous vehicles 2

Businesses can apply for a share of up to £35 million to research and develop connected and autonomous vehicle technologies.

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This competition opened on 22 August 2016 and is now closed for registrations.

The Centre for Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) is to invest up to £30 million, and Innovate UK £5 million, in industry-led research and development projects on connected and autonomous vehicles.

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 system. We are seeking proposals where the commercial benefit is clear.

This competition is in 4 streams.

Stream 1 will fund a large-scale challenge to develop and demonstrate a vehicle operating at SAE level 4 automation.

We expect to fund either a single project or 2 projects maximum. We expect projects to have total costs of £15 million to £30 million. Projects should last between 18 and 30 months.

Streams 2, 3 and 4 will fund feasibility studies and industrial research and development projects on connected and autonomous vehicles.

We expect projects to range in size from total costs of £250,000 to £5 million. Projects should last between 12 and 30 months.

All projects must be collaborative and a business must lead the project.

You must register before noon on 2 November 2016.

You must apply before noon on 9 November 2016.

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