Cenex to host CAV supply chain summit

Cenex will host a free event focused on developing the UK supply chain of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV).

Hosted on behalf of Drive West Midlands and held in collaboration with the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and Automotive Electronic Systems Innovation Network (AESIN), the event takes place at HORIBA MIRA in Nuneaton, Warwickshire on 11 March.

Called The Drive West Midlands CAV: Developing the UK Supply Chain, the event seeks to bring industry experts and academics together to explore how the UK can capitalise on the knowledge, products and research already being conducted in the connected and autonomous vehicle field.

Keith Budden, head of business development at Cenex, said, ‘There is huge potential for investment and growth in Advanced Driver Assistance Devices and CAVs, and programmes such as Drive West Midlands showcase the world-leading research and facilities that the West Midlands has to offer these innovative technologies.

‘The commercialisation of connected vehicles will play a vital role in helping cities meet air quality targets, and the recent announcement of the £20m in funding for projects showcases the support available for this important automotive sector. We hope that this event, in partnership with the KTN and AESIN, will continue to foster partnerships and investment to help place the UK as the global leader in connected and autonomous vehicle technology.’

The event will include seminars and networking breaks to identify the development needed within the supply chain, innovation and skills to place to place the UK, and specifically the west Midlands, as a global competitive player for Advanced Driver Assistance Devices (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles.

Organisations will also have the opportunity to pitch their objectives and the contribution they can make to the supply chain, which will help foster potential partnerships and consortiums to accelerate activity in the UK.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Key Note Address: George Gillespie, CEO, HORIBA MIRA Ltd and Automotive Council UK Technology Group
  • Michael Mychajluk, Supply Chain & External Engagement Manager (Government Programmes), Jaguar Land Rover
  • Robert Evans, CEO, Cenex
  • Terry Spall, Commercial Director, MIRA Technology Park Ltd
  • Mike Waters, Head of Transport Infrastructure, Coventry City Council
  • David Shepherd, Senior Business Development Manager (Automotive), Drive West Midlands
  • Paul Jarvie, Network Director, Automotive Electronic Systems Innovation Network (AESIN)
  • Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

To register please register here.