Terberg and Aidrivers have signed a memorandam of understanding (MoU) to work together on the deployment of an autonomous terminal tractor solution for port terminals that is safe, scalable and forward-compatible.
The intention of the MoU is a long-term collaboration and the scope of work ranges from setting out the technical and functional safety specifications of the solution to be incorporated, through to development, testing and final acceptance.
The development of autonomous terminal tractors is triggered to meet the demands of port container terminals to increase efficiency, reduce the risk of people working in a hazardous environment and overcoming the shortage of drivers.
Aidrivers, based in London, UK, is a global specialist in AI-enabled autonomous solutions and autonomous retrofitting capabilities for industrial transportation automation, and in the creation and application of autonomous navigation, V2X enabled operator, and simulation with digital twinning. Aidrivers’ vision is delivering zero waste and zero downtime across industry.
About Terberg Special Vehicles
Terberg Special Vehicles produces shunting vehicles for ports, distribution centres, heavy industry and shunting yards. Turnkey solutions optimise the availability of vehicles, improve efficiency and maximise the residual value. A range of services is offered directly and through an extensive global service network: spare parts, (preventive) maintenance, repairs, retrofits, Terberg Connect telematics and rental solutions. The division's electric yard tractors have now reached the third generation. In addition a hydrogen fuel cell tractor is under development. In the area of automation AutoTUG’s are under development with partners to be able to operate tractors remotely (teleoperation) or without driver (autonomous).