Sim4CAMSens project receives UK grant to advance AV perception sensors

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The latest round of grants from the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) in the UK includes a £2m ($2.49m) grant to the Sim4CAMSens project, which develops perception sensors for autonomous vehicles.

The project is run by a consortium including Claytex, rFpro, Syselek, Oxford RF, WMG, National Physical Laboratory, Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult and AESIN. It will develop a sensor evaluation framework that spans modeling, simulation and physical testing, and will involve the creation of new sensor models, improved noise models, new material models and new test methods to allow ADAS and sensor developers to accelerate their development.

“The Sim4CAMSens project addresses a pivotal gap in the journey toward autonomous vehicles,” said Mike Dempsey, managing director of Claytex. “The perception sensors are the eyes of these vehicles, and ensuring their accurate representation in simulations is critical. This collaboration of industry leaders will contribute to safer and more reliable autonomous mobility.”

Sim4CAMSens is part of CCAV’s Commercialising CAM Supply Chain (CCAMSC) competition, which is funded by CCAV – a joint unit between the UK Department for Business and Trade (DBT) and the Department for Transport (DfT) – and delivered in partnership with Innovate UK and Zenzic.

The competition was launched in October 2022 to support the delivery of early commercializable connected and autonomous mobility technologies, products and services and is part of the UK government’s vision for self-driving vehicles.

It is the latest of several grants that Claytex has received recently. Others include an additional £2m ($2.49m) earlier in September for its DeepSafe autonomous vehicle edge case simulation-based training, jointly developed with dRisk.AI, Imperial College London, DG Cities and rFpro.

Claytex will be one of the many exhibitors at ADAS & Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo in Santa Clara, California on September 20 and 21, 2023.

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