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|Posted: Tue May 11, 2010 10:12 pm Post subject: GOODWOOD FOCUSES ON THE FUTURE
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Three years ago Goodwood introduced a Technology Pavilion to the Festival of Speed, known as FoS-TECH, in association with BP Ultimate. Since then, FoS-TECH has gone on to become the UK's leading state-of-the-art-technology exhibition. FoS-TECH
promotes greener and more environmentally considerate motoring, and looks far into the future of personal transportation.
Following the huge popularity of this venture, the FoSTECH
Pavilion is now considered an important regular feature of the Festival of Speed, to be held this year in the grounds of Goodwood House from 2-4 July.
The FoS-TECH Goodwood Technology Pavilion showcases a variety of exciting new technologies from the motor industry, design specialists, oil companies and associated component suppliers, and offers a glimpse into the future of the motoring and personal transportation. Displays within FoS-TECH are designed to be visually and intellectually stimulating, with a number of expected exhibits never or rarely seen in public.
These exhibits will range from concept cars incorporating the very latest automotive thinking - many having just made their debut at the recent Geneva Motor Show – to alternative
fuels and future traffic management solutions.
The featured technology will relate to the motor industry in its broadest sense, but with a strong emphasis on future environmentally-considerate motoring. Festival visitors can
expect to enjoy visual realisations of a vehicle’s internal components to explain how alternative power is harnessed and utilised. Similarly, interactive displays, as well as the use of graphics, models and computer-aided design, will assist in highlighting future concepts that are still currently at ‘drawing board’ stage, or that represent a conceptual approach or ideology to show how future products might be shaped.
FoS-TECH will be based in a purpose-built enclosed structure at the heart of the Festival’s main Exhibition Area. All exhibits will be under cover, enabling Festival visitors to have close, direct access to the displays, with knowledgeable staff in
For a long time now, Lord March has expressed a desire to run a class of low emission cars up the famous Goodwood Hill. In the past, there have simply not been enough exciting vehicles to fit the bill, but this is now changing, and Goodwood has identified a number of interesting environmentally-focused vehicles that should run silently, but swiftly, up the Goodwood hillclimb as part of the ‘First Glance’ category. More details
on this will be announced closer to the event.
Environmental responsibility is a subject very close to the heart of the Earl of March, who is the founder of both the Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival. The Goodwood Estate currently houses Europe’s largest self-sustainable organic farm, and a strictly managed recycling system throughout the 12,500 acre Goodwood Estate has been in place for many years.
The association between FoS-TECH and BP Ultimate is a natural fit as this advanced, efficient fuel benefits the environment by improving performance and thus being more
economical to run than regular petrols. Within FoS-TECH, BP Ultimate will exhibit a number of interactive displays to demonstrate how motorists can drive more economically with consideration for the environment.
FoS-TECH in association with BP Ultimate will be curated by CleanGreenCars, the leading website that advises on cleaner motoring solutions. For more details, visit www.cleangreencars.co.uk.