Visitors at Traffex 2015 at the NEC in Birmingham will have the chance to be driven in a fully autonomous vehicle, as part of the variety of activities and demonstrations on offer.
Phoenix Wings, a specialist in the development of autonomous vehicle technology, will be offering delegates the opportunity to experience a driverless vehicle as it navigates a working traffic signal controlled junction, controlled pedestrian and cycle crossings, and a live road works area.
The demonstration will take place inside the 6,000 sqm "How Safe Do you Feel?" indoor feature area - a new aspect to the conference, which has become one of the world's most important events for the international traffic management, intelligent transport systems (ITS), road safety, parking and road maintenance industries.
'It works like a bat,' said Pierre Lefevre - managing director of Phoenix Wings, which developed the vehicle - who added the aim for the technology was 'to remove private cars from being parked on the streets but find a way of connecting people from the tube or train to work and residential areas'.
The new live demonstration feature area will also provide a unique opportunity to walk, or even cycle, around a full size 'Public Highway' replicated environment and will also include an 'after dark' viewing area for visitors to observe a range of retroreflective safety products in action.
Like all the Traffex and Parkex 2015 features, the 'autonomous vehicle experience' is available without cost to visitors once they have registered for the event.
By registering for free, visitors will be able to enter the impressive indoor feature, both the Traffex and Parkex seminar theatres, and be able to network with over 400 traffic and transport solution suppliers on the exhibition floor.
Traffex and Parkex returns to Hall 5 at the NEC Birmingham on the 21 - 23 April.
For free tickets or more information about Traffex and Parkex 2015 please visit www.traffex.com or www.parkex.co.uk. Click here to view the Traffex Exhibitor List or the Parkex Exhibitor List.