The Conigital driverless revolution: leading driverless and low carbon projects
The Conigital Group’s Project Synergy and Project CAPRI will be receiving a share of the £109.7 million awarded to UK industry announced by Business Secretary Gregg Clark and Transport Minister John Hayes today (11 April 2017), to help develop the next generation of driverless and low-carbon vehicles, as part of the Industrial Strategy and the government’s Plan for Britain.
More than 2,000 of the UK’s leading innovators, business leaders and investors attended the two-day event in Manchester alongside the Innovate UK chief executive Dr Ruth McKernan and Keith Clark, Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.
Innovate 2016, hosted by the Department for International Trade and Innovate UK, featured 25 new innovation launches by UK businesses. Amongst them was the Conigital Group, introducing the driverless revolution and the next generation of Autonomous Heathrow PODs addressing Mobility challenges such as congestion, emissions and air quality faced by cities and high traffic destinations like shopping centres and airports.Read MoreAgri-tech Drone, Aled Thomas - Climate KIC - Innovation Lead, CEO, Climate KIC, Conigital, GPS Land survey Robot, Harper Adams, Heathrow POD, Innovate UK 2016, Jay Gohil – Business Advisor for Enterprise Europe Network, Monique Seth, Westfield
Conigital Group, part of an all British consortium led by Westfield Sports Cars, Heathrow, Birmingham City University, Fusion Processing and Creative Example, has secured a £2.2 million project to bring state-of-the-art driverless cars to the streets of Birmingham.
Project INSIGHT is one of 8 projects awarded a total of £20 million in funding from the government’s £100 million Intelligent Mobility Fund. They range from developing autonomous shuttles to carry visually-impaired passengers using advanced sensors and control systems, to new simulation trials for autonomous pods to increase uptake and improve real-world trials.Read More
GeorgiePhone is an app to guide visually impaired people around outside spaces is seeking help to expand capabilities. Prem Moti, Roger Wilson-Hind and Monique Seth of Conigital are working with the Georgiephone App founded by a blind man to help visually impaired people navigate outdoor spaces is seeking a test-bed public building to develop the technology for indoors.Read More
More than 3,000 delegates from high-growth innovative businesses, the investment community, academia and government have attended the event over two days in London with Rt Hon Sajid Javed MP opening the proceedings.
The Conigital Group is an innovative new start-up based at the Birmingham innovation campus, who are creating Internet of Things (IoT) platforms for Inclusive Smart City solutions. The company have developed advanced wireless plug and play sensors that can detect traffic flow, footfall data of pedestrians and monitor the environment for pollutants such as CO2, NoX. The Conigital Group were invited to address a keynote seminar at UK’s premier technology showcase, Innovate UK 2015 as a partner with Enterprise Europe Network and Innovate UK.
David Golding, Head of European & International Policy, EEN/Innovate UK, stated “ Conigital are exactly the type of innovative technology company we we want to support in order to drive forward inclusive smart city solutions for all citizens.”Read More