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Propelmee WIns UK Government funding to create simulation technologies for autonomous vehicles As part of ‘vericav’ consortium – 30 July 2018


A new £3.4mn connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) project has been awarded funding by the UK government to develop simulated environments for the verification, validation, and certification of self-driving technology.

The VeriCAV (Verification of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles) project will develop an integrated platform to allow Automated Driving Systems (ADS) to be tested in challenging, simulated on-road driving scenarios.

Propelmee will be testing its SAE Level 4 Automated Driving System – SkyBlu™ in simulation and in real-world proving grounds at Horiba Mira (project lead), working in collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover, SAIC Motor, Transport Systems Catapult, Latent Logic, Aimsun, and University of Leeds.


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Propelmee leads innovative project to develop non-line-of-sight perception – 5 March 2018

A new project will allow Autonomous Vehicles to perceive obstacles with pin-point accuracy around blind corners, pushing autonomous vehicle sensing well beyond what CAVs can perceive using on-board sensors, today.

Project CORAM (Connected On-Road Autonomous Mobility) will undertake a feasibility study as part of CAV3 funding competition sponsored by Innovate UK and the Centre for Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV). CORAM will research how ‘Look-Ahead’ and ‘Non-Line-of Sight’ (NLOS) perception can be delivered to any Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) from infrastructure deployed sensors. CORAM will leverage connectivity to deliver NLOS and Look-Ahead perception using low-latency over-the-air messaging to autonomous vehicles.

Propelmee will be leading project CORAM and will develop the core capability of converting the infrastructure perception sensor inputs into meaningful scene understanding, as ‘Look Ahead’ and ‘NLOS’ perception -beyond the line of sight and range of AV’s on-board perception sensors.


public engagements

ITS United Kingdom : Better Transport Through Technology

Propelmee co-founder Sabdezar Ilahi presented at the ITS UK, Women in Engineering Event,  ‘CAV-Evolution or Revolution’ , sponsored by ITS UK. For more information about this event, please click here.


The Future of Transportation World Conference will bring together world transportation leaders from automotive manufacturers and their suppliers, transportation authorities and city planners, rail and public transportation technology firms and operators, technology and software giants, drone and personal air transportation solution companies, freight and logistics companies, mass-transit solution providers, business consultants, and inventors of new and disruptive global mobility solutions. Propelmee presented on the economic models surrounding commercialisation of automated fleets. To find out more, please click here.

Propelmee selected to present on handling corner-cases for automated driving at ISAuto, the leading automotive vision conference in Europe. The 2018 conference expanded beyond the scope of just image sensors, and addressed issues concerning the whole imaging system from optics, to processing, to OEM requirements, regulations, legal framework, standards and consumer perspectives. To find out more, please click here.


Propelmee was selected to give a pitch presentation to the US Autotech Council on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles. The event took place on April 13 2018 and was held in Silicon Valley. For more information please click here.


“Logistics and the last – but arguably most important – mile” by Cambridge Wireless, was hosted by Mills & Reeve LLP on 14th November 2017. As part of the The Automotive & Transport Group of Cambridge Wireless.  Propelmee was invited to present the unique challenges of autonomous last-mile delivery in complex urban environments, and showcased Propelmee’s autonomous technology. To find out more, please click here.


Propelmee is shortlisted as one of ten finalists in the 8th annual Cambridge Wireless discovering start-ups competition. This year’s call was Europe-wide. Propelmee’s founders will be pitching to a panel of esteemed judges on 23rd October consisting of investors, entrepreneurs and technologists. To find out more, please click here.


Propelmee invited to speak at The Transport Systems Catapult, Transport Cafe on the challenges of autonomous urban driving. The even was held at the Pinnacle, Milton Keynes on 5th September 2017.


Propelmee presents at the AESIN annual conference 2017, R&D track on ‘Perception’ technologies for automated driving. For more information, please click here.