Preparing for the Future and Driverless Technology at the Airport

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HEBRON, Ky. — It’s not quite a flying car, but a van in Northern Kentucky is definitely doing things people have never seen before. 

What You Need To Know

Driverless technology being tested in Northern Kentucky

The Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky airport hopes to begin using the technology next year

Luggage and cargo would be the first uses

Passengers could begin seeing the technology in action by early 2021

“Anything goes wrong then I just press it and then it becomes a regular car again,” said John Kim, with ThorDrive. “Right now, we’re all good to go. And we’re going to engage the autonomous mode.”
Kim is sitting behind the wheel, while his counterpart, Chris Lee, is in the passenger seat looking at a monitor.
Both are showing off a self-driving vehicle retrofitted for the van. Driverless technology is something customers at the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG) will soon see.
The vehicle hosts several sensors, five cameras, both on top of the vehicle and inside, and has been mapping out the area for weeks. 
Autonomous vehicles can now operate through a recent local ordinance at the airport. 
“This technology is applicable to many different types of ground support equipment that you …

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