Nominet is driven by a commitment to use technology to improve connectivity, security and inclusivity online. For over 20 years, Nominet has run the .UK internet infrastructure, developing an expertise in the Domain Name System (DNS) that now underpins sophisticated threat monitoring, detection, prevention, and analytics that is used by governments and enterprises to mitigate cyber threats. The company provides registry services for top level domains, and is exploring applications for a range of emerging technologies including autonomous vehicles and TVWS – connecting rural areas with broadband. A profit with a purpose company, Nominet supports initiatives that contribute to a vibrant digital future and has donated over £47 million to tech for good causes since 2008, benefitting more than 10 million people.
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Nominet is part of two government funded projects exploring the digital infrastructure required to support widespread use of autonomous vehicles.
These are Driven, led by consortium partner Oxbotica, and Endeavour, led by consortium partner Addison Lee.
For DRIVEN, a project in Oxford and London exploring Level 4 Autonomy – where the driver does not need to watch the road or hold the steering wheel – we are providing a framework and technologies for minimising cyber security risks, vital to future development of autonomous vehicles.
For Endeavour, a project aiming to deliver an app-based, on demand AV ride-sharing service in London, Nominet will extend the cyber security technologies developed in DRIVEN to support live services operating in Greenwich.