The Tomorrow’s Fleet Zone allows visitors to Fleet Live to experience the future of fleet management first-hand.
Step onto our purpose-built street of the future, ‘Electric Avenue’, and enter the world of the autonomous vehicle, innovative electric vehicle charging solutions, mobility apps, and other future products and services. You will have the opportunity to touch and see some of these and ask questions from the experts behind the technologies as you walk along Electric Avenue.
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Westfield Technology Group will showcase its autonomous POD vehicle
The POD will be on a static demo display and the Westfield team will be on hand on both days to give a video demo and explain how the technology works, as well as answer any questions on how autonomous technology will fit into the future of fleet.
The POD is the UK’s first fully autonomous vehicle for first mile – last mile transportation. The PODs can platoon together autonomously and they were developed in conjunction with Heathrow Airport.The original system has now completed over five million kilometres in a live commercial environment serving Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 POD Parking.
POD trials are currently ongoing, engaging with the general public to explore their perception, understanding and acceptance of autonomous vehicles.
The largest multi vehicle trial formed part of the GATEway autonomous vehicle project in London. Trials have continued with the support of Department of International Trade and Centre for Connected Autonomous Vehicles.
Julian Turner, Westfield Chief Executive Officer, said: “It’s important to be part of the show because it allows us to showcase the cutting edge of Autonomous capability of the Westfield POD, which when deployed with Fleet Management Systems can provide an innovative solution to modern transport problems".