This year’s Northern Powerhouse Summit took place as part of the Great Exhibition of the North, the UK’s largest event of the year which aims to highlight leading activities in the North of England. As part of the business section of this event, The Floow’s Sam Chapman gave a highlight speech on Great Innovators in the renovated workshop where George and Robert Stephenson built the Rocket and transformed the world with new ways to travel.
The talk highlighted how, from small beginnings pioneering insurance data capture solutions, The Floow’s progress in only six years has led to them supplying global solutions for understanding vehicle risk. This growth was highlighted as being driven by a focus on innovation and being involved in cutting edge research citing leading programmes like MOVE_UK. Here Sam detailed how The Floow leads new innovations in the future of transport to the benefit of everyone. This talk highlighted the work of the MOVE_UK project and its aims to bring new transport capabilities into the mainstream.
This talk was widely discussed on social media receiving public mentions from the UK Cabinet Office and government departments including the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport as well as widening the discussion in the public domain about the introduction of new vehicle technologies.
Details of the Northern Powerhouse Summit and this talk can be found via: https://getnorth2018.com/business/northern-powerhouse-business-summit/
MOVE_UK have presented at UK's leading motor show, The London Motor Show. This feature show is a showcase of all things automotive ranging from electric taxis to the latest 'hypercars'. The London Motor Show however would not be complete without a view on the latest automotive technology and this year incorporated not just the latest road vehicles but also looked beyond what is available now towards next generation and autonomous road vehicles. This was highlighted at the show by the MOVE_UK stand which highlighted to the attendees, dignitaries and general public the MOVE_UK development test vehicles.
This stand helped to explain to a wide audience how MOVE_UK vehicles are helping to build novel means to advance, verify and validate next generation automotive technologies.
Amongst the attendees the stand was visited by HRH Prince Michael who has a keen personal interest in advancements in automotive safety. A range of Photos from the event are included below.
In picturesque Greenwich, South-East London, cars of the future are being tested in plain sight - yet the public has little idea that they are facilitating the evolution of how we get around our towns and cities.
Since August 2016, the MOVE_UK project has studied Automated Driving Systems (ADS) in real-life conditions, with the aim of accelerating the development, production and deployment of driverless systems through connected validation and big data analysis.
According to Simon, the problem with the current method is the huge volume of information picked up by car sensors, which is set to grow as automated driving systems develop.
“In the future, the amount of data generated by ADS systems will be greater than 8GBs a second – that equates to streaming over two Netflix films per second.”
Headed by Bosch, the three-year MOVE_UK project is a joint effort
with TRL, Jaguar Land Rover, telematics experts The Floow,
insurance provider Direct Line and the Royal Borough of
Greenwich, with part funding provided by the UK government.
“It is not often that you get such a diverse group of companies working together, but Automated Driving is set to have such a wide effect outside the car manufacturing space.”
“Councils, for example, will need to plan how their infrastructure is going to cope with driverless cars and insurers will have to figure out how they are going to insure them,” he says.
“The greatest success of all is to see that this new method, and the “real world” data we are collecting, will be used to develop systems that will go into our cars in the next few years,”
Sam Chapman from MOVE_UK partner The Floow Limited was selected by InnovateUK and UK's Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles to attend a research and trade delegation to Detroit. This Global Business Accelerator CAV group of individuals represented the leading growth firms in the connected and autonomous car sector who visited key autonomous research and industry in the motor city Detroit.
The one week mission included several site visits to leading research centres for autonomous cars and included attendance at two high visibility conferences alongside global leaders in automotive and related sectors. Key events where the project MOVE_UK was discussed included:
MOVE_UK is happy to release Data Analysis Report Phase 1. This document details the data analysis work carried out during phase 1 of the MOVE_UK project, including the data collection and analysis methodology, tools used, and phase 1 use cases. More details on this report can be found on the publication page or link above.