Autonomous Acceleration

Ireland is keen to position itself as a hub for connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) technologies and to share in a global market predicted to be worth €70bn by 2035. According to John McCarthy, Leader, Intelligent Mobility at Arup, around 100,000 new jobs could be created in Ireland in direct and indirect services for CAVs by 2030. Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists, working across every aspect of today’s built environment.

First up, McCarthy points out that connected and autonomous vehicles are not one and the same thing. “They’re two completely different markets that touch upon each other quite strongly,” he says.

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GATEWAY UCC LAUNCHES NEW ACCELERATOR PROGRAMME

Ruth Patel and Simon Smith of Respiro Research and Development check out a venipuncture sleeve with Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland and David Merriman, Head of Enterprise Development, Bank of Ireland

Ruth Patel and Simon Smith of Respiro Research and Development check out a venipuncture sleeve with Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland and David Merriman, Head of Enterprise Development, Bank of Ireland

A new accelerator programme called SPRINT has been launched at Gateway UCC by Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland and UCC VP for Research & Innovation Anita Maguire.

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