Dudley North MP Ian Austin welcomed local car company Westfield to Parliament today as they exhibit one of their latest products – The POD.
Westfield has been developing autonomous vehicles and is one of the leading companies in their field.
Austin is Vice Chair of the All Parliamentary Party Group on Electric and Automated Vehicles that works on policy relating to electric and automated vehicles. The group brings together manufacturers, businesses, media, NGOs, and experts to share information, promote awareness, and debate about future low-carbon transport technologies such as electric and automated vehicles.
Austin wants the Black Country to benefit from the millions of jobs that these new technologies will generate.
IAN AUSTIN SAID:
“Technology is going to change our lives and the whole world faster than ever before. There'll be massive growth and lots of well-paid jobs in new hi-tech industries over the next 20 years.
“Businesses like Westfield are developing really exciting technologies in Dudley and I want to see the Black Country take a lead in the new industrial revolution just like we did in the last one, so that we can bring new jobs and greater prosperity to this area.
“It was great to see Westfield in Westminster exhibiting their products and showing that businesses from the Black Country are up there with the best in the world”