A world-first: Oslo Airport to start using driverless vehicles to remove snow

LufthansaPhoto: Berit Roald / NTB
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Oslo Airport will use driverless vehicles to remove snow. Avinor has ordered driverless winter service vehicles worth NOK 400 million.

Avinor is entering into an eight-year framework agreement with the winter service vehicle manufacturer Øveraasen in Gjøvik for the delivery of the driverless vehicles, newspaper Dagens Næringsliv (DN) writes.

“This means a lot to us. The corona pandemic has almost led to a collapse in international air traffic,” CEO Thor Arve Øveraasen said in a comment on the 400-million contract.

According to the plan, the driverless vehicles will be put into operation at Oslo Airport in the winter of 2021/2022. The technology company Yeti Move in Kongsberg is a subcontractor for the technical solutions.

“We want to be in the driver’s seat when it comes to innovation. We are among the first in the world to put such a concept into operation and will thus be able to maintain the goal of being a leader when it comes to winter operations,” CEO Abraham Foss in Avinor said.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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1 Comment on "A world-first: Oslo Airport to start using driverless vehicles to remove snow"

  1. Mercedes Benz has some units working in an abandoned airport and testing them for last two or three years . Autonomous vehicles are ideally suited for airport runway and taxi way work

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