In 2007 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.
Environmentally Considerate Motoring
FoS-TECH’s aim is to promote greener and more environmentally considerate motoring, and look far into the future of personal transportation. Following the huge popularity of this venture, the FoS-TECH Pavilion is now considered an important regular feature of the Festival of Speed, being held this year from 1-4 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 attendance throughout.
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.