Leading the way in ‘connected car’ technology

Posted on 16 Jul 2017 and read 344 times
Leading the way in ‘connected car’ technologyExeter-based Lightfoot (www.lightfoot.co.uk) is set to expand and create 16 new jobs, thanks to new contracts and a £1 million Government grant to make the UK a world leader in ‘connected car’ technology.

The company — creator of an innovative in-car device that helps to cut fuel bills, pollutants and accidents — is set to increase the size of its workforce by more than 60% over the next six months.

This follows a flurry of contract wins in the fleet sector and the award of just under £1 million from Innovate UK and the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) in May, as part of a £1.8 million Government-funded project to help cut air pollution through ‘connected car’ technology.

Many of the new positions will be linked to Lightfoot’s work on the Government-backed project, which aims to develop connected-vehicle solutions in the near future and systems to manage communications between autonomous and traditional vehicles in the longer term.

The grant will also allow the delivery of Lightfoot’s Driver Ecosystem, which will reward smoother, safer and more-efficient driving with discounts ranging from breakdown cover, car servicing and maintenance, to car insurance, car finance and car rental.

Mark Roberts, managing director of Lightfoot, said: “We’re working on a series of cutting-edge projects aided by the recent Government grant, and we’re seeing growing demand for our fleet technology, which combines rewards for better driving with ‘connected car’ technology.”

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