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Expansion for RACE driverless car test facilities

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RACE has announced plans to extend its facilities for autonomous vehicle tests. UKAEA has been awarded a £2m grant from Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership to extend the RACE facilities. The grant will be used for the development of a ‘pit…

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DRIVEN consortium to unveil first self-driving vehicles at LCV 2017

DRIVEN consortium reveals first self-driving vehicles

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The DRIVEN consortium – of which RACE is a member – today unveiled the first three of its proposed fleet of six self-driving vehicles. DRIVEN is an ambitious and exciting £8.9 million project that will see a fleet of Level…

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RACE DRIVEN to support driverless cars

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RACE – UKAEA’s state of the art robotics technology centre at Culham Science Centre – is to consolidate its position as a test site for driverless cars as a number of major investments in this area were announced today. These…

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£100M investment in testing facilities for connected and autonomous vehicles

£100M investment in testing facilities for connected and autonomous vehicles

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To launch the UK Government’s Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) £100 million investment  in world class test facilities for autonomous vehicles, a promotional video has just been released (link – https://youtu.be/QxYoyXzVCOg) Much of the video was filmed at…

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UKAEA announces collaboration with ITER Organization in remote handling

UKAEA announces collaboration with ITER Organization in remote handling

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The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and the ITER Organization (IO) have entered into a technical collaboration which will see the UKAEA’s centre for Remote Applications in Challenging Environments, RACE, host the ITER Robotics Test Facility (IRTF) for a period…

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Oxbotica wins FT Business Award

Oxbotica wins FT Business Award

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UKAEA tenant Oxbotica, which is hosted in RACE, won the prestigious FT award on March 16. Part of this success is down to Oxbotica testing a variety of autonomous vehicles on the UKAEA’s roads at Culham in South Oxfordshire.  Lionel…

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RACE welcomes House of Lords report on autonomous vehicles

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On Wednesday 15 March, the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee published its report Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: The future? The report sets out recommendations for the Government to ensure it makes policy and investment decisions that enable the UK to…

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RACE building on budget

RACE Newsletter – February 2017

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IN THIS ISSUE Robotics & Artificial Intelligence (RAI) RACE supports industry in securing contract worth nearly €100m RACE robotics TEST Facility launched MASCOT hotter than the sun PAVE – People in autonomous vehicles in urban environments UK Industry and ESS…

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uk robotics - race responds to Theresa May

UK Robotics: RACE responds to Theresa May’s speech to the CBI

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In a speech to the CBI today, UK Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed the Government’s commitment to a Modern Industrial Strategy to build Britain’s strengths in science and innovation.  She cited the field of robotics as a key strategic strength,…

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ITER Cask and Plug contract

UKAEA supports deal worth nearly 100 million Euros

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UKAEA’s RACE centre supports industry in securing ITER Cask and Plug contract The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) is delighted to be part of the Airbus Safran Launchers /Nuvia Limited/Cegelec led partnership now tasked with the development of the ITER…

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