EasyMile in commercial ramp-up for driverless towing

Autonomous driving company Easymile is showcasing a new “TractEasy” driverless tow-tractor.

EasyMile has been providing solutions for the autonomous transport of people and goods for close to decade, and is known for its expertise in developing and driverless vehicles for passenger transport, and now, material handling.

With a load capacity of 25 tons, the TractEasy is already deployed at a number of sites around the world to tow heavy items on cross indoor-outdoor routes. It uses a range of sensors and cameras with real-time processing to maneuver independently and efficiently. This includes centimetre-precise localisation at any moment, wide-range perception to handle obstacles and enhanced navigation including vehicle to infrastructure (V2X) communication, predictive control, and decisions at intersections and pedestrian crossings.

The solution is being used by the BMW Group Plant Dingolfing in Germany, Daimler Truck AG, and other major automotive manufacturing plants and logistics centers in Europe and the United States. It has also served major airports for baggage and/or cargo towing including the first in the United States, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, as well as Narita International in Japan, Schiphol in the Netherlands, and operates in a fleet at Changi Airport in Singapore.

It is the most-deployed driverless tow-tractor globally with more than 20 vehicles already in operation.

(Picture – Easymile)


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