The site provided a large-scale test area of approximately 160 hectares with a selection of local origins and destinations that could be serviced by an on-demand pod, with scope for route choice (allowing optimization of pod routes). Destinations include: London Aquatics Centre, Copper Box Arena, London Stadium, the Velodrome and Here East.
While the overall pod route is principally off-road, there are some locations where the pod would interact with other vehicles at signalized junctions and on the wider highway network, where the pod could be tested at higher speeds, while limiting interaction with other users for safety purposes during testing. Walking times from the South to North extents are up to 30 minutes, giving potential for pods to provide an alternative to walking.
Driving amongst human driven vehicles only occurs in the north east corner of the network, where one of the pod stops is on a bus route through Here East.