Low Carbon Vehicle SIG


Date: Wednesday 1st May 2019
Time: 16:00 – 19:30
Venue: Cranfield University, College Road, Cranfield, MK43 0AL, Bedfordshire

For: Companies with an interest in low carbon vehicle

The New Autonomous Vehicle Network at Cranfield University Campus

Cranfield University is world-leading in its contribution to global innovation with a focus on environmental technology, leadership and management, manufacturing and transport systems. The University is a Founder member of Cambridge Cleantech/Oxfordshire Greentech and has created MUEAVI. The Multi-User Environment for Autonomous Vehicle Innovation MUEAVI (Multi-User Environment for Autonomous Vehicle Innovation) is co-funded by SEMLEP (South East Midland Local Enterprise Partnership) from the Government’s Local Growth Fund (LGF) and Cranfield University.

The MUEAVI open innovation facility will integrate R&D, not only in the fields of autonomous technologies, but also in systems engineering, sensing and prognostics, technology diffusion, safety and regulation, complexity science, human factors analysis, risk and policy assessment and ergonomics.

Join us on the day at Cranfield to see and experience the new autonomous vehicles and the newly developed test track as well as hearing about the latest research in advanced vehicle engineering.


16:00 Registration
16:30 Event Introduction

Martin Garratt, Cambridge Cleantech/Oxfordshire Greentech


16:35 Welcome and Introduction to Cranfield University; The Vision, Key Sectors and a Key Location in the CaMKOx Corridor  

Tom Stephenson, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Cranfield University TBC


16:45 The Development of the Multi-User Environment for Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Facility (MUEAVI) and Other Projects at Cranfield

Prof. Graham Braithwaite, Theme Director for Transport Systems, Cranfield University


17:05 Overview of current research within the Advanced Vehicle Engineering Centre

James Brighton, Centre Head, Advanced Vehicle Engineering Centre, Cranfield University


17:25 Innovators and Product Designers – Don’t Forget Your IP!

Stephen Hodsdon, Partner, JA Kemp

17:30 Q & A Plenary Session


17:45 Tour of the Intelligent Mobility Engineering Centre (IMEC), driver in the loop simulation, battery and Autonomous Vehicle labs and MUEAVI test track


19:00 Close


Cambridge Cleantech is the members’ organisation supporting the growth of environmental goods and services or “cleantech” companies in Greater Cambridge and beyond. You can join Cambridge Cleantech here.

Oxfordshire Greentech is a new business network supporting the growth of the low-carbon sector in Oxfordshire. You can join Oxfordshire Greentech here. A member of one of the above organisations automatically becomes a member of the other one.

This event is free of charge for members of both Cambridge Cleantech and Oxfordshire Greentech, and costs £49 for non-members.

We would like to thank JA Kemp for sponsoring the event: