Spanish car manufacturer SEAT has deployed eight automated guided vehicles to outdoor areas of its Martorell factory.
The AGVs are fitted with simultaneous location and mapping (SLAM) navigation, 4G connection and induction battery charging. They make up a 25m convoy with a capacity of 10 tons, covering a route of 3.5km. There are two routes between the press and metal shops, which was previously done by truck.
The fleet reduces CO2 by 1.5 tons per year, and SEAT says they make deliveries more efficient and cost-effective, reduce stockpiling at the starting and destination points and vehicle traffic inside the factory.
The project was developed in collaboration with ASTI Mobile Robotics and Telefonica.
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