2014: Automatically Guided Vehicles (AGVs)
Automatically Guided Vehicles are becoming more widely used for materials handling tasks. These AGVs are usually complex and expensive and sometimes have safety features to help prevent pedestrians from being hit, pinched or crushed. However, most of the safety features are not sufficiently reliable to provide the level of protection to pedestrians that is needed. Further, they are usually not effective for preventing collisions with man-operated vehicles.
In 2014, AGVs were outfitted with HITNOT® systems because of their high reliability for such operations. This is another milestone.