Autonomous baggage vehicles will drive down airport CO2

Aurrigo | November 04, 2019

Autonomous baggage vehicles will drive down airport CO2
A Coventry-based manufacturer will trial a fleet of driverless baggage vehicles at a major UK airport in what is believed to be a world first. Aurrigo will pilot its autonomous, emission-free dollies at Heathrow Airport in conjunction with British Airways. The airline chose the driverless technology maker to help speed up its luggage loading process improving punctuality, and to facilitate curbing its CO2 emission output. BA currently conducts up to 800 flights a day in and out of Heathrow, transporting around 75,000 bags back and forth between baggage halls and aircraft. The driverless dollies will carry up to 40 bags each journey and use sophisticated navigation technology to memorise the airfield and calculate the most efficient route to deliver luggage.

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UK manufacturing is at a crossroads and the next few years will determine whether the country can retain its position as a global leader. The result of in-depth research conducted into 300 frms from a cross section of regions and manufacturing sectors, our latest report considers what UK manufacturing leaders must do to invest in their long-term future and stay competitive at a global level.

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