San José Mineta International Airport (SJC) has launched a pilot program for BBGo Autonomous Personal Mobility Vehicles by San José-based tech start-up Blueberry Technology. The vehicles are aimed for those who do not want to use a wheelchair but who may still want support navigating through the airport.
BBGo features a user-friendly, multi-lingual interface and the devices offer fully autonomous rides from a simple boarding pass scan to the passenger’s gate, complete with personalized stops at restrooms, restaurants and shopping spots. For safety, the device is also equipped with an automatic collision avoidance system.
“We are very proud to be immersed in the ingenuity of Silicon Valley,” said John Aitken, SJC airport director. “Providing an opportunity to pilot test in a real airport environment allows us to be on the cutting edge of customer experience while supporting companies like Blueberry, who can see a real need and use innovation and technology to develop a solution.”