Wayve and the WMG at the University of Warwick have announced a new partnership through which they will develop methodologies to ensure the safe deployment of AI in self-driving vehicles.

Operating through a project called DriveSafeAI, the partnership pairs Wayve’s experiences in end-to-end machine learning for self-driving, with WMG’s experience in verifying and validating the safety of self-driving technologies. Together, the partners will develop a set of safety methods, tools and datasets for self-driving vehicles while creating the evidence to underpin future AI regulation and policy.

DriveSafeAI forms a part of the Commercialising CAM Supply Chain Competition, which is funded by the UK Government’s Centre for Connected and Automated Vehicles – a joint unit between the Department for Business and Trade (DBT) and the Department for Transport (DfT) delivered in partnership with Innovate UK and Zenzic.

The £18.5 million ($23.1 million / €21.5 million) competition was originally launched in October 2022 to support the deployment of AVs by strengthening the capabilities of the UK CAM supply chain and is part of the government’s broader vision for self-driving vehicles.