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WHILL announces first permanent installation of autonomous mobility service
WHILL,Inc. has announced the first permanent installation in North America of its autonomous mobility service at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport.
An estimated one in three travelers will require some form of assistance by the year 2038. This makes it difficult for airports to meet the additional demands that come with accommodating their needs.
The WHILL autonomous mobility service relieves airlines of fulfilling wheelchair push demands and allows airline passengers to travel more freely by autonomously transporting them to their gates.
After the user selects their destination on a touch screen, the WHILL autonomous power chair proceeds to transport the passenger safely and reliably to the desired gate. The service covers the entire route from check-in counter to security checkpoint, and then to the departure gate to provide a seamless travel experience.
The WHILL autonomous mobility service has been tested during several development trials at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport since 2019 with excellent results.