Auto-Dolly and Auto-DollyTug are electric driverless baggage vehicles, and they’re now on the job at a huge airport in Asia.
These EVs, which are made by Coventry, UK-based transport tech company Aurrigo, transport baggage between the terminal and planes. Auto-Dolly picks up a luggage container and drives itself to the plane. It’s able to recognize people and objects on the road and avoid them.
Once it reaches the plane, automatic mechanical arms transfer the luggage container onto the pallet loader. Check out an Auto-Dolly in action at Singapore Changi Airport:
Auto-DollyTug is also an electric driverless vehicle, and it’s designed to replace a traditional diesel tractor-type baggage hauler. (It can also be driven in manual mode by a human driver.) It can carry a luggage container on top of the vehicle, as well as tow up to four traditional, unpowered luggage dollies. It can carry 1.5 tons and tow a further 7.5 tons, and that makes it unique because traditional models can only tow.
Singapore Changi Airport, one of the largest transportation hubs in Asia, has signed a multiyear partnership agreement with Aurrigo to jointly develop and test the Auto-Dolly and Auto-DollyTug. The partners are also testing Aurrigo’s airport simulation software platform Auto-Sim.
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Photo: Aurrigo AutoDolly Autonomous Electric Luggage Dolly at Singapore Changi Airport
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