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Aurrigo International partners with Changi Airport
Singapore’s Changi Airport Group (CAG) is partnering with autonomous shuttle specialist Aurrigo International for the continued joint development and testing of advanced autonomous, electric baggage vehicles.
It follows phase one of testing of the Auto-Dolly vehicle through the baggage handling area and along the airside roadways. Phase two of the trial will test the safe operations of the Auto-Dolly at the aircraft stand.
The multi-year partnership with CAG provides an opportunity for the further development of Aurrigo’s autonomous solutions at Changi Airport and demonstrations to showcase the technology to other airports and stakeholders.
It will also test the Auto-DollyTug, which replaces a traditional diesel tractor type baggage hauler with an electrically powered, autonomous vehicle that can carry a unit load device, an aviation industry standard luggage container, and Aurrigo’s airport simulation software platform.
Due to its small footprint and tight turning radius, the Auto-Dolly can manoeuvre itself precisely next to an aircraft and ground service equipment (GSE) items. In addition, with its capability to transfer a unit load device directly to and from the Skyloader equipment which loads the plane. This means that current processes involving additional equipment can be changed and operational steps can be eliminated, resulting in further savings to manpower and equipment.