The niche sports car manufacturer is one of the UK’s leading autonomous vehicle providers.

Its striking Westfield POD has been developed in conjunction with Heathrow Airport and has completed more than five million kilometres through its Terminal 5 parking facility. Other POD trials are also ongoing around the UK.

Westfield is also working with Shropshire's Harper Adams University and Cranfield University in Bedford on the AirPOD autonomous drone project, which is funded by Innovate UK and the Niche Vehicle Network and is intended to enable emergency medical goods to be transferred rapidly between hospitals and to rural locations such as the Lake District.

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