Following a public online vote, the five winners of the 2017 Innovation Awards were announced on 10 October during the opening ceremony of inter airport Europe in Munich.
Vanderlande was the winner in the interTerminal category, with its new FLEET autonomous guided vehicle (AGV) technology for baggage logistics. FLEET replaces the need for fixed conveyors and sorters. It uses swarm intelligence to prioritise the best route for each AGV.
The interData Award went to topsystem Systemhaus, for its Aviation Personnel Handling and Information System (APHIS). This tool supports the creation of often complex staff rosters for ground-handlers to ensure that only qualified staff are assigned to a particular task.
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