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Gatwick unveils driverless vehicles plan

Plans for the world’s first autonomous shuttle service could see passengers being taken to aircraft at Gatwick by driverless vehicles, according to Travel Weekly.

A six-month trial of the vehicles this summer is planned as part of efforts to cut costs, improve safety and make airside operations more efficient.

The project will initially focus on taking workers between the north and south terminals and no passengers or aircraft will be involved.

Gatwick, which handles almost 45 million passengers a year, said that if the trial were successful it could be scaled up to cover passenger buses, baggage tugs and pushback tugs that steer aircraft away from terminals.

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