The APS (Aircraft Protection System) driver assistance system is designed for cost-effective retrofitting on aircraft tractors. It provides a reliable warning that prevents collisions with other airport ground vehicles and the airport infrastructure to assist the driver with pushback, maintenance, and maneuver towing. The display shows all the obstacles that are in the vicinity of the aircraft. In the event that an obstacle is detected in close proximity to the aircraft, the driver receives an audible and visual warning. As a result the aircraft tractor can be stopped in a timely manner in order to avoid a collision.
At a glance
Visual and audible warning
Integrated detection of the aircraft type and realistic visualization
Application-specific warning strategy based on vehicle movement