Innovation Birmingham-based Conigital was recently awarded millions in funding to develop multiple artificial intelligence projects for driverless vehicles alongside partners including Manchester, Birmingham and Heathrow Airports.

Its solutions include a virtual concierge called Gemma, which has been likened to KITT from Knight Rider and allows users to access travel advice, news, games and the internet by conversing with the technology.

It is also creating a 4D tactile map for blind and partially sighted users, a mobility-as-a-service app and a fleet management system facilitating the coordination and the telematic health of autonomous vehicles.

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