Since it was developed as a new town in the late 1960's Milton Keynes has always had one eye on the future. Its wide boulevards, grid layout and enclosed shopping areas give it a unique feel.
But even with that forward thinking, few there could have predicted it may become the birthplace of the driverless car. It might sound like science fiction but it's about to become reality with electric pods linking the railway station and town centre.
And that's just part of a huge push to make sure Milton Keynes is leading the way when it comes to technological innovation.
Click below to watch the full report from ITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey