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Research fund boosts cyber security for autonomous vehicles

13/08/19

UKA Correspondent

Innovate UK and the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) are putting up £2 million for projects to support cyber security for driverless vehicles.

Dashboard and steering wheel of autonomous vehicle

They are making the money available for up to five projects, which can involve public sector or academic bodies, in the development of a testing facility.

Innovate UK, which is part of the Government’s national funding agency UK Research and Innovation, said any proposals for support should involve ways to measure resilience and maintain cyber security for roadside infrastructure, vehicles and supporting services.

They should also provide input specifications for one or more new cyber test facilities and explore opportunities to develop new services.

Successful proposals will lead to funding up to £400,000 for project costs, with public authorities or academic institutions eligible to share up to 50%.

The competition will be open for applications until 25 September.

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