Autonomous snowplows trialled at Norwegian airport

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Swedish technology developer Semcon deployed its self-driving snowplows at Fagernes Airport in Leirin, Norway, to demonstrate how they can be used to quickly clear snow with minimal staffing, leading to increased efficiency and fewer delays in difficult conditions.

The project has been developed by Yeti Snow Technology, a partnership between Semcon and snow removal specialist Øveraasen. The snowplows measure 20m (65ft) in length, are 5.5m (18ft) wide, and can clear 357,500m² (3,850,000ft²) of snow in an hour. The autonomous vehicles can also clear snow in formation, with several vehicles working together to complete the task even faster.

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