Autonomous cargo and baggage ground support tractors have the potential to help deliver a significant increase in productivity, efficiency and labor savings in airport operations.
Simon Warburton, writing in Just Auto, covered how ThorDrive is using Velodyne’s Ultra Puck™ sensors to power their cargo and baggage tractors in a groundbreaking autonomous vehicle (AV) program at the Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG).
The article quotes Brian Cobb, Chief Innovation Officer for CVG, saying:
“Our innovation partnerships focus on long-term viability and scale. This agreement is a hallmark event towards ThorDrive’s capacity to scale up with Velodyne’s advanced sensor technology.”
A story in Lidar News quoted Edward Shelton, VP of Business Development at ThorDrive, saying:
“Velodyne is our trusted, long term partner to deliver high quality, reliable sensors at an affordable price point. Our software is tuned to their sensors’ state-of-the-art capabilities, advancing our efforts in providing transformative solutions for airline logistics and future applications of our autonomous technology. In working with Velodyne as the industry leader, we will be able to realize the future of moving cargo, equipment and materials.”
Safe, effective materials transit is critical to airlines for the protection and handling of goods while maintaining tight flight schedules. Keep an eye on ThorDrive AVs as they work to help advance airport safety and cargo efficiencies.