Westfield AutoSweep

A cleaner technology that will reduce the harmful environmental impacts of road sweeping

 

Summary

Road sweeping is a highly mundane, repetitive job that in some situations is safety critical, such as airside at airports to detect, report and remove foreign objects and on the road network, to reduce the risk of punctures and associated collisions and delays. Westfield, Fusion and Johnston have come together to address these problems.

This project will bring together a Westfield POD, a Johnston Sweeper and the Fusion Autonomy system to make the UK’s first fully autonomous pure electric road sweeper.

The purpose of the project is to produce a cleaner technology that will reduce the harmful environmental impacts of road sweeping. It will be made fully autonomous to reduce risk and improve safety for all. Productivity levels will be boosted in the delivery of these services that will bring about cost and time savings and better deployment of manpower resources.

 

Key Outputs

  • An autonomous road sweeping vehicle
  • A fleet management system able to fully manage all vehicles
  • Pure electric platform to allow zero emission cleaning at reasonable cost
  • UK first deployment experience

Trials

The sweeper will be trialled at:

  • Greenwich Living Lab
  • Birmingham Airport
  • London Heathrow Airport
  • Manchester Airport Group
  • Trafford Centre
  • Media City Manchester

 

Westfield Autonomous Vehicles, Fusion Processing and Johnston’s Sweepers are working together on this project.