AI and data

Why is Oxfordshire at the heart of global autonomous vehicle development?

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The Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark visited the Culham Science Centre-based Oxbotica to announce the UK government has committed £25m towards three autonomous vehicle projects. Why was this announcement made in Oxfordshire? Simply put, we are at the heart of connected and autonomous vehicle developments globally.

How McLaren is building on Sheffield's strengths to bring in new investment and boost productivity

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Ideas, people, infrastructure, business environment and places are the five foundations of the UK Industrial Strategy which was published one year ago this week. The newly opened, £50m McLaren Composites Technology Centre encompasses all of them.

Brighton's 5G testbed is 'the start of something special' for UK

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The new 5G testbed in Brighton is the start of something special, innovative and very exciting. It’s maybe not quite the dawn of a new age, but it’s not an exaggeration to suggest that we are about to experience profound change as a result of this technology.

How we can win the AI race

Graphic showing how AI is used around the UK.

If you ask the public what they associate AI in 2018 they are now just as likely to say their virtual assistants as they are robots. 

As Business Secretary Greg Clark says in KPMG’s new report, ‘How the UK can win the AI race’ – an explosion of AI is about to define this century - and if we act now, the UK can lead from the front. We applaud the government’s move to identify AI as one of the UK’s four Grand Challenges. 

How artificial intelligence is helping us get on the Road to Zero

Road sign showing hybrid automobile electric charge area.

The Industrial Strategy offers a compelling framework for the future. At Spark, we’re particularly excited by the focus on the Grand Challenges, as they link closely to our AI-based journey prediction solution for electric vehicles (EVs).