V-TRAX automatically and accurately steers the container handling equipment down a virtual track along the runway, preventing equipment and container collisions. According to ITS, the system improves terminal safety and driver productivity, reducing driver fatigue and equipment maintenance.
It uses high-precision differential GPS to locate the equipment and provide both its current position and heading, using a twin antenna method that allows it to determine the heading even before it starts to move.
It is designed to offer minimum invasion into existing equipment controls, with simple-to-use interfaces that make it easy to set up and configure. The runway map can be quickly and automatically uploaded to each item of equipment using an existing wireless LAN or manually using a USB memory stick.