Data Driven Futures

£2m grant for autonomous vehicle cyber security

Written by Peter Walker

Up to £2 million is being made available for UK businesses to define a cyber/physical connected and autonomous vehicle test facility.

The Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) is partnering with Zenzic - formally Meridian Mobility - and Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation.

Together, they will invest the money in a maximum of five projects to support the development of a connected and autonomous vehicle cyber security testing facility.

Entrants must fulfill three requirements:

• find ways to measure cyber-physical resilience and maintain cyber security for vehicles, roadside infrastructure, supporting services and so on;
• provide input specifications for one or more new cyber test facilities;
• explore opportunities to develop new cyber related services.
To lead a project or work alone, organisations must be a UK registered business, of any size, which carried out its project work in the UK and intend to exploit the results from, or in, the UK.

Selected companies can receive grant funding of up to £400,000 for total eligible project costs, while any academic institutions or public sector organisations in a consortium bid can share up to half of the total eligible project costs.

The competition opens for applications today, with a closing date of 25 September.