Knightscope, Inc., which develops advanced physical monitoring technologies to enhance U.S. facility operations, and ABM, a leading provider of integrated facility, parking and transportation solutions, and electric vehicle (EV) charger installations, announced the deployment of three autonomous robots at a U.S. international airport parking facility.
The Knightscope self-driving robots will navigate and monitor ABM’s parking facilities without human intervention to gather and deliver data and actionable intelligence so the airport operations team can make smarter, safer, and faster decisions. Able to see 360-degrees in lit or dark environments, stream video to airport staff, and keep a high-definition record of observations for 30 days, the robots can detect a person that the human eye may not be able to. Each robot also features a sensitive 16-microphone array with two-way audio, allowing airport staff to have a live conversation using the robot.
ABM said it has implemented data-enabled parking and mobility solutions since the beginning of 2021, including the installation of more than 1,200 monetized EV Charging Stations, with DC Fast chargers and Level 2 chargers. ABM solutions encompass automated parking infrastructure, contactless payment, online reservations, and wayfinding and guidance.
“Through our ongoing partnerships and our integrated mobility solutions, we are reimagining parking infrastructure by pioneering an enhanced experience that prioritizes drivers and creates unified parking systems designed to generate more revenue with lower operating costs,” said Josh Feinberg, AMB’s chief strategy and transformation officer. “For many, the air travel experience often begins and ends in an airport parking lot. It can set the tone for the trip and may be the last thing they remember. The overall experience is critical, and this new technology pilot works to further integrate and streamline the parking facility operations.”
“This parking facility is a model for airports across the country,” said William Santana Li, chairman and CEO, Knightscope. “We are honored that ABM employs Knightscope’s cutting-edge technologies to enhance the traveler experience and support its parking operations, and we look forward to bringing similar success to other parts of the country.”
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