Smart tech set to revolutionise airports

Navya ARMA introduced a 100 per cent electric and intelligent driverless shuttle which can transport up to 15 passengers and safely drive up to 45 km/h.
Navya ARMA introduced a 100 per cent electric and intelligent driverless shuttle which can transport up to 15 passengers and safely drive up to 45 km/h.

Dubai - The Intelligent Trolley will act as a passenger's personal guide through the airport.



By Staff Report

Published: Tue 10 May 2016, 6:31 PM

Last updated: Tue 10 May 2016, 11:34 PM

The 16th edition of the Airport Show, currently under way at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre with over 300 exhibitors from 55 countries, has been utilised as a platform to showcase technologies and innovative solutions by multi-national and regional companies.
Some of the prominent technology devices that are being showcased include the Intelligent Trolley and Trolley Security Scanner by Denmark-based Exruptive, an associate company of Dubai-based emaratech, airport runway cleaning systems by US-based Cyclone Technology, Smart Tray cargo and baggage handling systems by Siemens, driverless shuttle by Navya ARMA and the latest face recognition technology by Rockwell Collins.
The Intelligent Trolley will act as a passenger's personal guide through the airport. It can be used to power personal devices, act as a real-time way finding device in the airport via an interactive 3D-map. For flight and gate information, the device updates information on a real-time basis and keeps the passenger updated.
"We are extremely pleased with the response from trade visitors. There have been invitations to visit many airports," said Morten Pankoke, chief operating officer of Exruptive.
Rockwell Collins'face recognition technology captures a traveller's identity using biometrics and matches it with the passenger's passport and boarding pass information.
Dr Ian Bache PMP, technical pre-sales director, Arinc Airports Information Management Services, Rockwell Collins, said: "Airports are always looking to automate passenger processing while maintaining the highest security levels. We offer tailor-made solutions which can be configured with airport identity management solutions. Many airports in this region are showing interest in these technologies." US-based Cyclone Technology has displayed an ultra high water pressure system, The Cyclone 4006, which cleans airport runways and apron surfaces more effectively and in less time than other methods. The patented cleaning and recovery head cleans and removes rubber and paint build-up without damage to the surface.
Siemens is showcasing its latest baggage handling systems, prominent among them is 'smart tray' or SmartTilter, Siemens' solution for the dynamic tilting of tray conveyors, which help get baggage to its destination as quickly as possible.
Navya ARMA introduced a 100 per cent electric and intelligent driverless shuttle which can transport up to 15 passengers and safely drive up to 45 km/h. Navya, the French company which has conceptualised and manufactured the vehicle, is keen on introducing the shuttle at airports across the Middle East region.
- business@khaleejtimes.com

Navya ARMA introduced a 100 per cent electric and intelligent driverless shuttle which can transport up to 15 passengers and safely drive up to 45 km/h. — Supplied photo
Navya ARMA introduced a 100 per cent electric and intelligent driverless shuttle which can transport up to 15 passengers and safely drive up to 45 km/h. — Supplied photo

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