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PRODUCT PROFILE
AUTHOR Walker Jaroch

Baggage Bots

FLEET is Vanderlande's flexible robotic baggage systems solution for airports
of all sizes and capacity
AS A handful of units or as an army, FLEET is designed
with the flexibility to work within the confines of
an airport's footprint as an intelligent, autonomous
vehicle, offering a flexible and sustainable baggage
logistics solution.

closed loop, making the FLEET vehicle
recyclable after its lifespan has run out.
Maintenance can be planned effectively,
as the system continues if one vehicle
breaks down - there is no need to make
immediate repairs because the rest of
the FLEET can still operate unaffected
"A strong cooperation with airports
A FLEET autonomous vehicle - automatically changing course around
and users is at the core of the FLEET
works by following management
the disabled unit.
solution and this helps us to understand
software, which governs the collective
"Airports can adapt the number
and address the challenges facing airports. behavior of the FLEET vehicles as they
of vehicles and routes to their specific
Only through this close cooperation
interact locally with each other and their
capacity needs. This means that having
environments. Based on real-time data, unused assets on the balance sheet is a
can the potential of FLEET, to offer a
solution that is continually in tune with
the route planning of the vehicles is
problem that can be consigned to history.
an airport's actual demands, be realized," continuously updated and optimized to
When the needs of an airport or security
said Koen Evers, General Manager
obtain the highest possible throughput - regulations change, FLEET can adapt
FLEET.
to the new situation. In that way, it
all while taking up the same amount of
A FLEET vehicle is composed of
space as conventional baggage systems. contributes strongly to improved asset
six essential parts: the load and unload
Features include:
utilization," said Evers.
conveyor, a battery unit, a two-wheel *Flexibility: adding vehicles is easy,
Evers said FLEET offers the highest
differential motor, the navigation and
resulting in a scalable and f lexible
values to airports in three areas:
safety sensor, a status light and wireless
solution that's designed to grow alongside *Airports with areas that require flexibility
connection to the local central control
an airport and match its operational needs
in terms of routes; differentiated handling,
- where real-time insights into how the *Ease of use: FLEET easily connects to
such as priority bags; and areas where
FLEET system is performing and its
existing systems and setup takes a matter
change is anticipated or where scalability
current condition are received.
of months, with actual commissioning
and expandability are essential
The battery on a FLEET vehicle lasts
lasting only a few days, and alterations *Areas where a high level of automation
for five to six hours on average, with
able to be carried out overnight.
and redundancy is crucial and where a
charging being done automatically and *Sustainability: FLEET is designed to
traditional system could quickly lead to
managed by FLEET's built-in battery
be as energy efficient as possible and is
an overdesigned installation
management system.
designed to use natural resources in a *Areas where a short-term solution is
needed, such as in cases where work on
existing baggage systems is taking place,
lowering capacity, FLEET provides
temporary capacity that can be moved
in and out as needed.
"In the long term, we expect FLEET
to handle higher capacities and further
enhance the passenger experience.
Any vehicle can be given priority,
which enables personalized baggage
services. Due to its real-time trackand-trace function, travelers will also
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Airport Business

Inside the Fence
Industry Update
Parking, Profitability & Pinatas
Security by Design - New Security Technology and the Future of Airport Security Checkpoint Design
Washington Watch
A Vision for the Next Generation of Passenger Needs
Digital Signage Provides New Opportunities for Airport Retail
Totally Boggus
Executive Search Part 1: An Education on a Widely Used but Misinterpreted Topic
Know Your Needs for ARFF Equipment
American Aero's Journey to IS-BAH Stage III
Product Profile
Grounded in Safety...or Safety, Grounded?
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Airport Business - Parking, Profitability & Pinatas
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Airport Business - Security by Design - New Security Technology and the Future of Airport Security Checkpoint Design
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Airport Business - Washington Watch
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Airport Business - A Vision for the Next Generation of Passenger Needs
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Airport Business - Digital Signage Provides New Opportunities for Airport Retail
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Airport Business - Executive Search Part 1: An Education on a Widely Used but Misinterpreted Topic
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Airport Business - Know Your Needs for ARFF Equipment
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Airport Business - American Aero's Journey to IS-BAH Stage III
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