Driverless Vehicles from Birmingham
Tech firm develops innovative AI solutions for driverless vehicles.
09:16 08 March 2018
Conigital, a Birmigham-based tech firm is working on the development of a range of AI solutions for driverless vehicles, including a virtual concierge called Gemma, a patented 4D tactile map for blind and partially sighted users, and a Mobility as a service app.
The firm has been awarded funding as part of the £12.6million Innovate UK fund. Its three projects are called Project CAPRI (worth £5.7million), Project Synergy (worth £4.7million) and Project INSIGHT (worth £2.2million).
Monique Seth, Conigital chief executive said: “At Conigital we are very focused on the passenger interaction and their experience while on the journey.
“So for example on Project Synergy, Gemma, our virtual concierge service will be able to have a conversation, check-in online and do your duty-free shopping.
“A lot of our interactive systems have accessibility built into them so that members of the elderly, visually impaired, less abled feel included and are also able to use those functions.
“We work closely with the Beacon Centre for the Blind Charity – and have user groups shaping how we deliver our products.”
Monique Seth added: “Conigital understands that for driverless vehicles to be a success, the involvement of a wide range of organisations is essential, including local and national government, insurance providers, vehicle manufacturers and infrastructure providers.
“This is why Conigital set up the MCAV Cluster as a forum for networking, knowledge sharing and promoting the opportunities of driverless vehicles.
“This initiative has been highly successful and Conigital is looking forward to welcoming the Mayors of the West Midlands and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, alongside Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) industry influencers and experts to the dinner and seminar at Innovation Birmingham’s iCentrum building on 8th March.”
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