ABC flies autonomous vehicle to Singapore

04 / 07 / 2017

Freight forwarder Geodis has organised the transport of a newly newly-developed Group Rapid Transit (GRT) prototype autonomous vehicle to Singapore utilising AirBridgeCargo flights.

The GRT, which measures 6 metres in length, 2.1 metres in width and has a height of 2.8 metres, travelled from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Singapore onboard AirBridgeCargo’s scheduled Boeing 747 freighter service.

Ahead of the transport, the airline sent off-size cargo team to the production factory of the Utrecht-based technology company, 2getthere, to work out a special loading plan to ensure the safe transportation of the  shipment.

The GRT vehicle can accommodate up to 24 passengers and in Singapore it will be used for demonstrations at various locations to show its suitability for use at medium-sized airports, business campuses and entertainment parks.

Nico Kors, Head of Sales, The Netherlands, Denmark & Ireland at AirBridgeCargo said: “It is exactly for this type of shipment that we have developed our ‘abc XL’ product to offer customized logistics solutions tailored to the needs of each customer. We are witnessing a strong customer demand for these types of services that require special attention and handling."