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Meridian is the gateway to CAV testing and development, leading the world’s self-driving revolution from the heart of the UK. By uniting industry, academia and government today we are shaping the global society and economy of tomorrow.

The UK is a global centre for the innovation and development of self-driving technologies. It is the only place worldwide with the physical and virtual facilities and capability to take ideas from concept to deployment, all within a 2 hour drive.

As the ‘heartland’ of self-driving development, the UK’s comprehensive and integrated facilities are world leading with a unique ability to cross-share data and a collaborative way of working. Our testing and development ecosystem encourages partnerships and collaboration across sectors to address CAV challenges.

Visit the first ever Meridian stand at LCV, supported by the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV), Innovate UK and the Transport Systems Catapult to learn how we are leading the self-driving revolution by bringing together competitors, research and policy to set the world standard for excellence in the new economy.

Three ways to engage with us and learn more at LCV

The CAV Showcase

Includes the latest developments from UK Connected and Autonomous Vehicle projects, presented by UK companies, universities and project consortia.

The Testbed Showcase

Will allow visitors to meet with the four Meridian-funded projects.

The Briefing Zone

Will enable visitors to experience regular talks from leaders in the CAV industry.

CAV Innovation Briefings

Visit the Meridian stand for talks from leaders in the CAV industry - Hall 3, Stand C3-412.

Download Schedule

12th September

  • Meridian – accelerating the self-driving revolution
    Dr Daniel Ruiz – Meridian
  • Transforming Europe’s cities using the power of autonomy
    Lucy Yu – FiveAI
  • Venturer – overview of project findings and next steps
    Nathan Marsh and Peter Blackley – Atkins
  • An intro into Formula Student and the vehicle as the low cost option for testing and development
    Terry Spall – Horiba MIRA / Formula Student
  • Collaboration for co-simulation
    Chris Davis – PTV
  • Tools for Autonomous Logistics Operation and Management (TALON)
    Robin North – Immense
  • Challenges facing AD from a validation perspective
    Chris Reeves – Horiba Mira
  • Innovation and Legacy
    Takahiko Uchimira – ITS Japan

13th September

  • Internet on wheels – implications for connected cars
    Mike Short – DIT
  • Project Alloyed – an end to end platform for CAV
    Danish Alam – Epitomical
  • Making sense of the Automated and Electric Vehicle Act
    Dan Freedman – Direct Line Group
  • UK, the world-leading CAV research and testing offer
    Michael Talbot – Meridian
  • CAVs at the heart of intelligent mobility – learnings from pioneering R&D projects
    Wolfgang Schuster – Atkins
  • Data logistics and its place in CAV
    David Mead – MapR
  • AI in simulation
    Chess Stetson – AI Pod
  • Real world, Level 4 autonomy... already running
    Dr Graeme Smith – Oxbotica
  • Understanding the insurance risk of future vehicles
    Dr Sam Chapman – The Floow

Multi-partner Collaborative Research Projects being showcased:






Project Alloyed



Individual organisations exhibiting:


Atkins (SNC Lavalin)



Cranfield University

Fusion Processing



PTV Group


Tyre Watch


Other initiatives being showcased:

IET Formula Student

In Partnership with: