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Autonomous ITVs to Boost Operational Efficiency at Jebel Ali Port
Jun 09, 2020 | By Velodyne Lidar
New Autonomous ITVs, powered by DGWorld's robotics and AI as well as Velodyne's Puck lidar sensors, to be used at Jebel Ali Port
New Autonomous ITVs, powered by DGWorld’s robotics and AI as well as Velodyne’s Puck lidar sensors, to be used at Jebel Ali Port

Leading trade enabler, DP World, UAE Region and the autonomous vehicle, robotics, and AI specialist DGWorld announced a contractual agreement to equip Jebel Ali Port with a fleet of Autonomous Internal Terminal Vehicles (AITVs), including all related integrations in the existing operation processes and infrastructures.

DGWorld will deliver and integrate their autonomous technology, which includes Velodyne Puck™ sensors, at the existing ITV fleet in multiple phases, with the goal to further increase the overall efficiency of the terminal and reduce the overall size of the currently used fleet at the same time.

Velodyne Lidar's Puck sensor used by DGWorld on the Autonomous ITVs for DP World's Jebel Ali Port
Velodyne Lidar’s Puck sensor used by DGWorld on the Autonomous ITVs for DP World’s Jebel Ali Port

Jebel Ali Port, operated by DP World, UAE Region, is the largest in the Middle East and ranks among the top ten container ports in the world. It is also the flagship facility of DP World’s portfolio of over 78 marine and inland terminals across six continents.

“Velodyne is honored to be selected to help fully automate terminal vehicle transport at Jebel Ali Port, a premier large seaport campus. This exciting initiative will enable port terminal vehicles to work fully autonomously without drivers in a hectic, crowded environment,” said Erich Smidt, Executive Director Europe, Velodyne Lidar. “We want to thank our valued partner DGWorld for their vision in how Velodyne’s 3D lidar sensors can power automated guided vehicles (AGVs) that provide a quantum leap in port terminal automation in the region and beyond.”

“Based on Velodyne’s lidar sensor technology, we have been able to enhance the performance of our industrial autonomous vehicles and solutions to a whole new level, which will boost autonomous applications in many sectors and enable the next industrial revolution,” Matthias Krause, General Manager, DGWorld added. “We have received great support from Velodyne in the last years and we are sure that this is only the beginning of a long-lasting partnership.”

The DP World, UAE Region and DGWorld news release can be found here: New Autonomous ITVs To Boost Operational Efficiency At Jebel Ali Port In Deal Between DP World, UAE Region and DGWorld.

About Velodyne Lidar

Velodyne provides smart, powerful lidar solutions for autonomy and driver assistance. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Velodyne is known worldwide for its portfolio of breakthrough lidar sensor technologies. Velodyne’s Founder, David Hall, invented real-time surround view lidar systems in 2005 as part of Velodyne Acoustics. Mr. Hall’s invention revolutionized perception and autonomy for automotive, new mobility, mapping, robotics, and security. Velodyne’s high-performance product line includes a broad range of sensing solutions, including the cost-effective Puck™, the versatile Ultra Puck™, the autonomy-advancing Alpha Prime™, the ADAS-optimized Velarray™ and the groundbreaking software for driver assistance, Vella™.

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