The first of three “pod” vehicles was unveiled in Milton Keynes on Tuesday as part of the Transport Systems Catapult’s pioneering project to trial automated vehicles in pedestrianised areas.
The electric-powered LUTZ Pathfinder pod was presented to commuters and other members of the public outside Milton Keynes Central train station, with members of the Transport Systems Catapult project team on hand to answer questions.
Tuesday’s event marked the completion of the first project vehicle by Coventry-based manufacturers RDM Group. Afterwards, the two-seater pod was delivered to Oxford University’s Mobile Robotics Group (MRG) to begin the installation of the pod’s autonomous control system (ACS).
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