Aurrigo and Changi's autonomous collaboration

Sept. 21, 2023
Through a multi-year partnership, Aurrigo and the Changi Airport Group aim to develop self-driving, automated solutions for baggage handling operations, Josh Smith reports for Ground Support Worldwide.

SINGAPORE - Whether airport leaders are looking to overcome labor shortages, reduce the risk of airside collisions or enhance ground handling efficiency, officials at Aurrigo point to autonomous technology as the solution. And they are taking key steps to prove it, Josh Smith reports for Ground Support Worldwide, Josh Smith reports for Ground Support WorldwideContinue reading original article.

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21 September 2023 - Smith writes that the UK-based Aurrigo has been working with officials at Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) to trial and develop its autonomous Auto-Dolly and Auto-DollyTug electric ground support equipment (eGSE) since 2022.

The Auto-Dolly and Auto-DollyTug are driverless vehicles designed to transport baggage. The units pick up ULDs filled with bags and autonomously drive them to and from the terminal and the aircraft. They can maneuver airside roadways on their own and are equipped with safety features that allow them to detect obstacles, ground support equipment and personnel.

The multi-year partnership between Aurrigo and the Changi Airport Group (CAG), which is poised to advance to its next phase, is designed to demonstrate autonomous technology’s value to the ground handling industry and showcase its possibilities to other airport stakeholders.

“Similar to major airports throughout the world, recruiting enough ground handling personnel and drivers to support our growth is a challenge,” Poh Li San, SVP of Terminal 5 planning with CAG said in a press release announcing the entities’ partnership. “We have been encouraged by Aurrigo’s innovative autonomous technologies to help address these issues, and we’re excited to partner with Aurrigo in joint development and testing of these solutions in the real world.”

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