The ‘forklift truck of the future’ is independent. With this as a starting point, Toyota Material Handling Europe organised a competition and product developer Fabian took up the challenge. He turned all the classic forklift truck principles inside out, totally ignoring the drivers’ workspace. The end result is Flock: not one but several independent, logistics vehicles that together form an effectively operating flock. They monitor each other and their surroundings closely using sensors and are smartly geared to operate along both a vertical and horizontal axis. Pull up a chair next to Fabian and hear all the ins & outs, including how his design won the prestigious Toyota Logistics Design Competition.
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Round 5 | Table 9: Prototyping
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