Driverless car to feature at LCV 2015

The Transport Systems Catapult-led LUTZ Pathfinder project will represent the future of motoring at the UK’s premium low carbon vehicle event in September.

In order to demonstrate how low carbon technologies will find a natural bedfellow with autonomous vehicles – which can be programmed to optimize energy usage – the Catapult will showcase the LUTZ Pathfinder project, which will be operating self-driving pods in Milton Keynes later this year.

The LUTZ Pathfinder self-driving pods project will be the first UK trial of automated vehicle technology in public pedestrianized spaces, using designated stretches agreed with partners at Milton Keynes Council. Findings from the project will also be fed into the larger-scale UK Autodrive programme which is set to deploy a larger fleet of 40 pods along with ‘regular’ road-based cars as part of a ground-breaking two-city trial in Milton Keynes and Coventry.

The TSC stand will also feature a virtual reality experience utilizing an Occulus Rift that will allow visitors to interact with the pods in a virtual Milton Keynes.

LCV2015 is the UK’s largest technology showcasing and networking event for the UK low carbon vehicle community (www.cenex-lcv.co.uk), and is taking place on 9th and 10th September at Millbrook Proving Ground.