Speakers

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Ron Hiscox web  

Ron Hiscox

Director
Airport Process Design

Intelligent Automated Guided Vehicles for Baggage

Technology is being developed to replace traditional baggage conveyors with autonomous guided vehicles to deliver individual bags throughout the airport campus. This approach enables the airport to rapidly provide baggage handling for departing, arriving, and transfer bags within the terminal and other locations (ramp areas, intermodal, transfer operations), creating opportunities for new services.

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Tine Haas web  

Tine Haas
Senior Transportation Engineer
Dornier Consulting

Planning for future mobility needs of passengers

In the coming years, the variety of transport modes will further diversify as innovative new approaches take shape. As a result, airports face major challenges regarding their network structure, business models and mobility solutions. An important development in this context is the dissemination of electric mobility. This evokes the challenge of power supply and charging infrastructure.

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Stephan Anescote web  

Stephan Anescot
General Manager
Smarter Cities Ltd

MaaS - the new transport paradigm and the impact for airports

The objective of Mobility as a Service is to lower the absolute car dependency and to empower people by reducing the complexities around transport - make it easier, cheaper and more efficient. MaaS is no longer just a concept, we have seen MaaS Global, for example, launch their Whim app in Helsinki and Birmingham. The presentation will focus on how airports need to adapt considering this emerging mobility paradigm change.

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Tim Armitage web  

Tim Armitage
Associate Director
Arup

Lessons for airports from UK Autodrive

UK Autodrive is the largest connected and autonomous vehicle project currently underway in the UK. Focused on the urban environment the project is demonstrating the operation of autonomous passenger cars on the streets of Milton Keynes.

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 Manuel web  

Manuel Chaufrein
CEO & Founder
VIPAIR-e Premium Mobility Services

How to overcome the limits of autonomous vehicle use at airports

In 2017 Groupe ADP introduced a field operational test of two autonomous electric shuttles by Navya. Since March 2018 Keolis has been operating the service, a public transport line that extends between ADP Head Office, calling at two hotels, France’s largest coach station and the suburban airport railway station. VIPAIR-e carried out opportunity and feasibility studies for the trials.

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 Steve Armitage web  

Steve Armitage
Head of Intelligent Automation
Heathrow Airport

The opportunities and challenges of autonomous vehicles at an airport

Heathrow was the first airport to start operating autonomous vehicles when they introduced the Heathrow POD service between the Business Car Park and the Terminal 5. Heathrow is also part of the GATEway project that is testing a driverless shuttle in London, based on the Heathrow POD design. The presentation will discuss the opportunities, challenges and lessons learnt from the trials at Heathrow.

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Greg Wellman web  

Gregory R. Wellman
Vice President, Market Sector Leader Airports and Air Carriers
TranSystems

Transforming the Airport Landside

As mobility options evolve, the airport landside will see the greatest change in the history of aviation.  Airport operators will need to focus on two important tools to address this evolution: Landside Infrastructure and Landside Access Policy.

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Dennis web  

Dennis Mica
Business Development
2getthere

Why Smart Airports should start with Smart Public Transit

In public discussion and industry debate on automated vehicles, the concepts of automated, shared, and electric are often confused. The automated vehicle doesn’t reduce the amount of cars, ride-sharing does. When autonomous vehicles are combined with electric power and the capacity to transport multiple passengers with partially shared itineraries, the benefits for Smart Airports are clear.

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Richard Higgins web  

Richard Higgins
Head of Surface Access Strategy
Gatwick Airport Limited

Putting new technology to work to support growth

From installing 2,000 beacons enabling augmented reality wayfinding, to testing autonomous vehicles to shuttle staff across airfield and working with partners to deliver new mobility solutions to passengers - adopting new technologies is an important part of Gatwick’s £2.5 billion transformation programme.

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Henrik Rothe web  

Henrik Rothe
Head of Urban Turbine
Cranfield University

Urban Turbine research project – taking on the future of airports

Urban Turbine aims to gradually develop principles of future airports evolving from the airport community in their search for new relationships with the city and in response to societal changes.
Many of the challenges are global and too big to be carried out by one single airport. The project suggests the set-up of a pool-funded research consortia, with an annual financial contribution from each participating airports.

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