Meridian Mobility Technology is the new name for the UK’s Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Hub, announced in March, and will take on some of the direct oversight tasks managing R&D projects which have been part-funded by the UK government.
Its role is wide ranging and as yet, slightly fluid, but will be a grant-funded (by the taxpayer) subsidiary of the Advanced Propulsion Centre and work closely with the government’s Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles.
Some of its indirect responsibilities will be to act as a central body for promotion of the industry, attracting investment from outside the UK, support export from companies in the sector, and develop approaches to improve skills development in the sector.
We have been consulted and involved in some of the events leading up to this organisation’s creation and look forward to its activities and influence in this quickly growing and exciting sector.
Further details about the organisation’s exact structure, purpose, funding and activities will be announced in the near future, but you heard it here first!