We trialled automated vehicle and connected vehicle technologies using two distinct types of vehicle:
The first were ‘regular’ passenger vehicles (M1 classification) provided by Jaguar Land Rover, Ford Motor Company and Tata Motors European Technical Centre. These looked very much like the cars we are used to seeing on roads now, but featured increasingly advanced autonomous and connected vehicle communications systems. A total of seven M1 cars took part in the programme (three provided by Jaguar Land Rover and two each by Ford Motor Company and Tata Motors European Technical Centre).
The second type of vehicle were the low-speed electric-powered ‘pods’ provided by RDM Group. These were similar in appearance to the three pods trialled in Milton Keynes as part of the initial LUTZ Pathfinder project. By the end of the programme, a fleet of autonomous pods operated on pedestrianised sections of Milton Keynes.