Tallinn Airport in Estonia is trialling Auve Tech’s autonomous vehicles to transport small packages and employees of aviation maintenance company Magnetic’s MRO around the airport.
The company’s electric-powered self-driving buses are equipped with LiDARs sensors and cameras that ensure 360-degree visibility and the ability to respond quickly at all times. Each bus features eight seats as well as a security operator while the trials are ongoing. Ultimately, the security operator will be relocated to monitor the buses from a remote control room.
Raivo Roolaid, Magnetic MRO supply chain manager explained how his company is constantly looking for ways to work smarter. “That is why in cooperation with Auve Tech, AS Tallinna Lennujaam and partners we have developed a logistics solution that helps make the movement of people and goods at the airport and between hangars autonomous and significantly more environmentally friendly.”
Auve Tech’s goal with the autonomous vehicles is to make sure they run smoothly, safely and efficiently, while being environmentally friendly and accessible to everyone.
Riivo Tuvikes, Chairman of AS Tallinna Lennujaam’s board added: “I am glad that Auve Tech decided to test its autonomous vehicles at Tallinn Airport. This allows us to create a precedent and a wealth of knowledge in order to use autonomous vehicles more widely in the airport, including to transport passengers.”