About Westfield Technology Group

Westfield Technology Group is the UK’s leading autonomous vehicle provider. Globally we are known for our niche sports cars with over 20,000 sold worldwide. Westfield were the first niche vehicle company in the UK to obtain European Small Series Type Approval for its vehicles, processes and premises.

 

The Westfield POD is the UK’s first fully autonomous vehicle for first mile – last mile transportation. The POD has been developed in conjunction with Heathrow Airport and utilises the base technology platform from the work completed by ULTra PRT (Personal Rapid Transit).

The original system has now completed over 5 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 project in London. The PODs navigated a 3.4km route around the Greenwich Peninsula, using advanced sensors and state-of-the-art autonomy software to detect and avoid obstacles as they picked up and dropped off passengers at 4 designated POD stops.

Trials have continued with the fantastic support of Department of International Trade and Centre for Connected Autonomous Vehicles.

The vehicles have been showcased, tested and trialled in:

  • World’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site – Lake District National Park
  • University West of England
  • Filton Airfield
  • Australia
  • Germany
  • Birmingham
  • Manchester
  • Dubai
  • Canada

 

Westfield are a key part of the UK Autonomous Vehicle OEM delivering more fully Autonomous Vehicles than anyone else in the UK.