The autonomous vehicles from Argo AI will begin their test drives at Munich Airport on an asphalted area of around 55.000 square meters.
Around four months after the start of construction, the management of Munich Airport was able to hand over the first construction phase of the new test track, which was completed on schedule, to the users. In the course of the construction work, 220 cubic meters of concrete were used, cable conduits with a total length of 16.000 meters were laid and a fence more than a kilometer long was erected. 16 LED floodlight masts, each 18 meters high, are used to illuminate the facility. The second construction phase of the test track, which will enlarge the area by a further 36.000 square meters, should be completed by the end of 2022.
Argo AI will use the area to test the autonomous vehicles to be tested in connection with different scenarios from normal traffic. “We are very pleased that Argo AI, one of the world's leading companies in the field of autonomous vehicle technology, has settled with us. The new test area sharpens the profile of our airport as a location for intelligent and future-oriented mobility concepts, ”said Jost Lammers, CEO of Flughafen München GmbH (FMG), on the occasion of the official handover of the test track.