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Erik Wilhelm

Dr Wilhelm is the head of research at Kyburz Switzerland’s development department and is responsible for self-driving system engineering. He earned his PhD from the ETH-Zurich while studying multicriteria vehicle design, data analytics and control optimization. While in Zürich, Dr Wilhelm co-founded a startup in vehicle telematics for reducing on-road energy use. His post-doctoral research was performed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Field Intelligence Lab. Dr Wilhelm has held an assistant professorship at the Singapore University of Technology and Design.


Lessons from real-world deployment of autonomous pallet trolley vehicles

Autonomous delivery vehicles are becoming technologically mature enough for real-world deployment, and Kyburz Switzerland AG – a well-established manufacturer of electric delivery vehicles – is actively developing self-driving systems. This presentation will introduce a series of innovations which offer potential efficiency gains in outdoor intralogistics environments. This presentation will outline the approach that Kyburz Switzerland has taken to ensure reliable and safe operation of its autonomous vehicle technology. Examples from live tests will be provided to illustrate the business case, and details of the financial models used to drive the vehicle design will be discussed.