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Media Looks at How Velodyne Lidar Sensors Advance TLD’s Autonomous Solutions
May 06, 2020 | By Velodyne Lidar

Autonomous baggage tractors can bring a significant increase in productivity, efficiency and labor savings in airport and industrial operations.

TLD’s TractEasy® autonomous electric baggage tractor equipped with Velodyne lidar sensors
TLD’s TractEasy® autonomous electric baggage tractor equipped with Velodyne lidar sensors

Stuart Prestidge wrote a story in Autonomous Vehicle International on how TLD, a global leader in ground support equipment, will grow its TractEasy tractor fleet with Velodyne’s state-of-the-art sensors for safe and efficient navigation on roadways in a variety of weather conditions.

TractEasy is a zero-emission tow tractor that transfers baggage and freight from airport terminals to aircraft areas, on service roads, with a driverless approach. It can also handle ground transportation of goods at industrial sites and logistics centers.

The Autonomous Vehicle International article quoted Erich Smidt, executive director Europe at Velodyne Lidar, saying:

“These tractors demonstrate how Velodyne lidar sensors provide the range and field of view needed to gain visibility on what’s ahead on dynamic roadways and detect and avoid potential obstacles for safe logistics operations.”

Lidar News posted a news story that quoted Nicolas Verin, CEO, TLD-Europe, saying:

“Velodyne’s high performing sensors help TractEasy navigate and maneuver in complex and live ramp environments to move cargo in a safe, reliable way and does not require any infrastructure change. Velodyne’s lidar solutions power our tractors to increase productivity and reduce operational costs in airport baggage handling.”

Other media that covered this news include Auto Futures, eeNews Europe, Environmental Engineering.techFinancial Post, Geospatial World and Green Car Congress.  

Adding lidar to tractors can help improve the baggage and freight handling environment in the coming years.

To review the Autonomous Vehicle International story, please go to: Velodyne Lidar sensors advance TLD’s autonomous solutions for airports and industrial sites.

To read the complete Lidar News post, please go to: Velodyne + TLD – Autonomous Solutions for Airports and Industrial Sites.

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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