Four leading transportation start-ups have recently visited WMG to learn more about our expertise on Cyber Security for Automotive, Cooperative Vehicles and Intelligent Vehicles. The companies recently won the L.A. New Mobility Challenge, a major global startup competition focused on solving the challenges of urban mobility. The four award categories were 'shared and personal mobility', 'urban aerial mobility', 'smart infrastructure', and 'zero emission mobility'.
The UK’s Science and Innovation Network (SIN) in the USA, identified Warwick and the West Midlands as a priority for the winners when visiting the UK. Accompanying the delegation was Matthew Melling, Vice-Consul, Trade & Investment Officer from the UK’s Department for Trade and Investment (DIT), in Los Angeles and Brendan Vickers, North America lead for Innovate UK.
Professor Carsten Maple, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (North America) said;
“It was a pleasure to host such innovative start-up companies and share our expertise. The group were particularly interested in the tour of our battery facility at the Energy Innovation Centre and to see the Cooperative Vehicle in action. As we refine our strategy for North America, this was a fantastic opportunity to showcase Warwick at its very best with key stakeholders from the region.”
Award Winning Companies
Xtelligent: Los Angeles startup developing algorithms for traffic signal management. Smart Infrastructure category winner and Grand Prize winner.
Maxwellian – a Montreal/Boston startup who are developing humidity and gas sensors for use on UAVs and other vehicles. Urban Aerial Mobility category winner.
Som-EV: Boston based who are deploying swappable batteries for ebikes. Zero Emission Mobility category winner.
Zeal: Southern California based company who developed an EV charging software platform. Shared and Personal Mobility category winner.