Vehicle positioning is based on a robust 2D LIDAR sensor, which is mounted on the vehicle roof. The 2D laser detects the environment in which a vehicle is currently moving with a detection range of 190°. From the reflected laser beams the position (x,y) and the orientation of the truck is calculated. A digital map of the warehouse is created during commissioning.
Changes in the environment, e.g. due to different stock levels (block storage full, empty) or other vehicles, are automatically taken into account, so that the digital warehouse map on each vehicle is always up-to-date (live mapping).
The current locations of the vehicles are displayed in real time on the warehouse map. The view is available via browser. The routes of the vehicles are stored in an audit-proof manner.