Here you will find a collection of links related to AV, ADAS, Smart Transportation and Communicating Vehicles. The links have been organized into categories for your convenience and may be listed under multiple categories.

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Startup Autobahn

Collaboration between Daimler and US accelerator Plug and Play, created to bring young startups and established industrial companies together to find synergies between their business models and test innovative new technologies.

For startups – Daniel Dilger or Andy Toth. For corporate – Sascha Karimpour.

Startup Autobahn Singapore

Part of the Daimler initiative, but as a separate corporate co-innovation platform powered by Mercedes-Benz, and supported by the National University of Singapore. The focus of this initiative is on areas such as customers, automotive retail, aftersales, and corporation and infrastructure management. Lucep, as an AI-driven customer happiness company, comes in under the first category of ‘customers.

Jaguar Land Rover Tech Incubator

Jaguar, also a Lucep customer, supports startups developing automotive technologies, with a particular focus autonomous driving, connectivity, computing, intelligent interfaces, and 3rd party services.

Danielle Alexander, General Manager, Jaguar Land Rover Tech Incubator

BMW Startup Garage

Supporting startups with an innovative technology, product or service that can make a significant contribution to BMW Group vehicles, services, factories and systems.

Ana Carolina Alex, Lead, Startup Programs

Techstars Mobility

Located in Torino, Italy, Techstars Smart Mobility, in partnership with Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo, Fondazione CRT and Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center, is coming to an end, and we would like to invite you to our virtual Live Demo Day to meet 12 of the most promising startups in the smart mobility space.

Managing Director Martin Olczyk


Another Ford incubator located in South Africa, the Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) has launched several initiatives in partnership with local governments and OEMs.

[email protected] and Faheem Hussain – +27 012-564 5191

[email protected]

GM Venture

General Motors is skipping the whole accelerator bit and directly investing in growth stage startups. GM Ventures says that it is enabling tomorrow’s technologies today, and “provides our partners with an ideal platform for commercializing innovation in the global transportation industry.”

Investment Managers – Josh Berg, Rohit Makharia, Jason Nolte, Sean Simpson

DRIVE Automotive Technology Incubator

Tel Aviv, Israel-based startup mobility accelerator founded by Mayer Cars and Trucks Ltd is selecting startups working on areas including sensors and computer vision, the shared economy and smart city solutions, urbanization applications, machine learning and autonomous vehicles, predictive analytics and business intelligence, fleet management, mapping and parking, etc.

Omer Shachar, Founding Partner

The Transparent Factory

Volkswagen’s famous glass factory in Dresden, Germany, which is now a tourist attraction and showcase for the company’s ‘future of mobility’ initiatives, also houses their innovative startup mobility programme under the company’s “Future Mobility Incubator” start-up scheme.

Executive Directors – Prof. Dr. Siegfried Fiebig (Managing Director), Dirk Coers, Kai Siedlatzek


The Seed Program combines a $250,000 USD investment, 180 days of collaboration and global founder community for early stage founders building hard tech startups. Founders join us across our locations in San Francisco, Shenzhen and Tokyo to collaborate with our in-house team of engineers, designers and entrepreneurs. Startups get access to the unparalleled experts, investors, manufacturers and supply chains to thrive as an early stage hard tech startup.

[email protected]

Connected Mobility Incubator

Partnership between Renault and Paris Incubateurs, created to expand cooperation between Renault and automotive technology startups working on technologies for R-Link and Renault’s connected vehicles.

Jean-François Galloüin, CEO of Paris Incubateurs; Nicolas Nollet, Sales & Marketing Strategy Director of Renault and

Honda Xcelerator

Run by Honda Innovations, the open innovation arm of Honda, this program offers to fund for rapid prototyping, a collaborative workspace, and pairing with Honda mentors.

Dennis Clark, Managing Director, Strategic Venture Partnerships

Impact Connected Car

Participating startups will be invited to have a special place in the Connected Car Open Space, a new platform that brings together the Connected Car community. Finally, top startups will have the opportunity to receive private funding of up to €200,000 from participating venture capital funds.

Nacho Pinedo, Founder


Autonebula is a connected vehicle accelerator and investment fund that nurtures aspiring startups in this realm.

Bharat Ramani, Sanjay Puri Founders


International Automotive Associations and Clusters

Automotive Cluster of Upper Austria


Batteries European Partnership

The Eclipse Foundation


Automotive Cluster of Bulgaria

EMIC, Electric Vehicles Industrial Cluster 

European Institutions

CCAM Association, Connected, Cooperative and Automated Mobility Association

EACN, European Automotive Cluster Network

ERTAC, European Road Transport Advisory Council

HQ: Brussels, Belgium

CLEPA, European Association of Automotive Suppliers

EATA, European Automotive and Telecoms Alliance

ACEA, European Automotive Manufacturers Association

ECCP, European Cluster Collaboration Platform

EGVI, European Green Vehicles Initiative


HQ: The Netherlands

EASN, European Automotive Strategy Network (Also in Birmingham, UK)


CARA, European Cluster for Mobility Solutions

OICA, International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers

Pôle Véhicule du Futur


5GAA, 5G Automotive Association

ASAM, Association of Standardization of Automation and Measuring Systems

Automobile Cluster of Baden-Württemberg

AUTOSAR, Automotive Open System Architecture

Bayern Innovation

Car 2 Car Communication Consortium

R-Tech Regensburg (Only in German)

VDA Verband der Automobilindustrie


Zone Cluster of Zala


Autoware Foundation

Strategic Innovation Program of Automated Driving for Universal


Silesia Automotive & Advanced Manufacturing


Serbian Automotive Cluster


The Automotive Industry Cluster of Catalonia

Galician Automotive Cluster

Valencian Automotive Cluster



E-Hike Link

ITS Turkey, Intelligent Transportation System Association of Turkey

OSD, Automotive Manufacturers Association

OTEP, Automotive Technology Platform

TAYSAD, Automotive Suppliers Association of Turkey

United Kingdom

ICAV, International Connected Autonomous Vehicles

United States

Alliance for Automotive Innovation

The Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium

Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium


Open Automotive Alliance SAE International

Relevant NGOs and Public Organizations in Turkey

Alternative Informatics

Çukurova Information Technology Education and Research Association

East Marmara Development Agency, MARKA,

Global Educational Supplies and Solutions of Turkey 

Informatics Association

Informatics Association of Turkey

Informatics Foundation of Turkey

Informatics Industry Association

Informatics Innovation Association

Informatics Media Association

Informatics Technology Association

Information Technology Association

Information Technology and Cybersecurity Association

Information Technology and Internet Security Association 

Istanbul Technical University Informatics Institute 

Open Innovation Association

Public Informatics Association

Sakarya Informatic Sector Association

Small and Medium Enterprises Development Organization of Turkey

Software Industrialists’ Association

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey

Technology Professionals Association

Technology R&D Science Innovation Association

Technology Development Areas Association 

Technology Development Foundation of Turkey

Tübider Informatics Sector Association

Turkish Electronic Industrialists Association

Vehicle Data & Platforms

Vehicle Data Marketplaces




1886 Ventures (Open Innovation Platform, Daimler)


Autonomous Driving  (Education Platform)

Autoware Foundation (Autoware.Auto) 

Open Motors EV Platform

Project Aslan

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