As autonomous vehicle technology advances, their designers and the companies behind them are exploring new ways to exploit them. Daimler has been developing heavy-duty applications for self-driving vehicles for a while, and its most recent take is particularly practical – airport snowplows.
An airport is a closed system of paved surfaces, and most modern airports already have GPS markers and other technologies to indicate runway locations and the like. Daimler thinks they are ripe for automation, so the company is demonstrating automated snow removal operations at Germany’s former Pferdsfeld airbase. The project is being called the Automated Airfield Ground Maintenance (AAGM) project.
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