Automated swap-body transporter being tested in Germany
DB Schenker is testing an automated so-called "Wiesel" at its site in Nuremberg (Germany). The vehicle, manufactured by Kamag, has been developed to transport swap-bodies in logistics yards and can move these autonomously. The "Wiesel" serves to analyse and evaluate the automated processes.
The vehicle has been developed for the use on company grounds only. In the long term, the aim is to maximise the cost-effectiveness of automated swap-body vehicles. The automated operation of the "Wiesel" reduces pollutant emissions and noise. Thanks to sensors, the vehicle can detect obstacles and stops automatically whenever necessary. (ben)