The article quotes Laura discussing how lidar can help airports address challenges they face, saying:
“Lidar technology can enhance many aspects of airport operations. Airports present a complex ecosystem where precise technology can bring great value for safety and efficiency, from terminal facilities with crowd monitoring and baggage transport to equipment and cargo movement to aircraft traffic and maintenance.”
The story walks through three airport applications well-suited for lidar solutions. They are crowd management, baggage transport and outdoor monitoring.
ThorDrive uses our Ultra Puck™ sensors to power its autonomous cargo and baggage ground support tractors. For example, ThorDrive tractors are deployed in a groundbreaking autonomous vehicle program at the Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG).
In the article, Laura reviews the advantages lidar brings to airport applications over camera technology, saying:
“Many crowd and outdoor monitoring technologies for airports leverage cameras. Unlike cameras, lidar sensors create a high-resolution 3D map of the surrounding environment and can “see” up to 300 meters on all sides with accuracy within a few centimeters. This enables facility managers to view a complete picture of an entire airport environment in real time.”
The article also cites how lidar “generates a clearer image at longer ranges, in a wide variety of weather and environmental conditions, 24/7” and protects privacy, helping preserve public trust.
For more information on how Velodyne sensors enable airport solutions, contact Velodyne Sales: 669.275.2526, [email protected].