About Westfield Technology Group

Westfield Technology Group is one of the UK’s leading autonomous vehicle providers. Globally they are known for their 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 GATEwayproject 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.

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