December 2022


Warwickshire Future Mobility Tech Potential Drives International Webinar Series

Delegates from around the world tune in to find out about Warwickshire and the UK’s leading role in autonomous vehicle technologies.

During November two international online webinars and a round-table took place to promote the UK’s strengths in Connected Automated Mobility, or CAM, and a key automotive offer available in the Coventry & Warwickshire area.

The webinars, titled ‘Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM) Modelling & Simulation: Investment opportunities in the UK’s world-class CAM Testbed region’ drew delegates from across the globe, including Canada, China, Germany, Japan, the US and Turkey. 

 The webinars were organised as part of a series to promote the Department for International Trade ‘High Potential Opportunity’ or HPOs, which comprise detailed collateral designed to promote the UK inward investment offer in key technologies.

Invest Coventry & Warwickshire successfully bid for and developed two of these, one around Video Games Development, and a second around CAM Simulation and Modelling.

Coventry & Warwickshire forms a key part of the CAM Testbed UK ecosystem, with three of the six UK test sites located in the Coventry & Warwickshire area: Assured CAV at MIRA Technology Park, on the outskirts of Nuneaton; Midlands Future Mobility, a unique highway network running between Birmingham-Coventry-Solihull, and Convex, based out of the University of Warwick WMG.

The recent webinars included input from CCAV, the Centre for Connected and Automated Vehicles, Zenzic the Government organisation that created and funded Testbed UK, WMG at the University of Warwick and Bosch Mobility Solutions UK, based in Coventry.

Delegates tuning in could learn more about the UK eco-system and how they could set up here to benefit from world-class academic research, an established industry cluster and an impressive talent base that continues to grow.

In all there were 46 attendees for the webinars, with 23 of these from industry. In addition, the Midlands Engine DIT Investment Hub organised a Future Mobility Round Table in Hangzhou, China, with 20 in-person delegates and a further 40 online attendees. As well as accessing the CAM webinar, the round table also featured presentations from UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) and HORIBA-MIRA.

Department for International Trade colleagues will be following up on post event leads with Invest in Coventry & Warwickshire, to support those who accessed the webinar and round table, who would like to take further the opportunity to set up in the UK and the Coventry & Warwickshire area.

A recording of the November 30th webinar can be found via this link, using the password kTrVnym3.

The CAM Simulation and Modelling HPO can be found here.

Picture above: Delegates at the Future Mobility Round-table, organised by Midlands Engine in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, tune in to the DIT Webinar on CAM Simulation and Modelling, on November 30.


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