Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) is installing non-contact, infrared sensor-driven elevators.
RGIA Hyderabad tweeted:
The technology was piloted at one of the elevators at the departure level.
“With the successful culmination of the pilot project, the airport is going ahead with enabling of all passenger facing elevators across the airport terminal building for this automation,” reads an official statement by the airport.
The facility requires the user to simply wave their hands closer to the sensor to call the elevator at any floor they are standing. Once inside, they need to point their finger towards a floor number as a command.
The sensor can detect interaction from a distance of 0.1-10 cm from the button surface to enable users to make their selection with no physical contact.
This GMR-led airport is ensuring a contactless travel experience through a range of initiatives. This includes self-check-in kiosks, tech-enabled entry gates, self-baggage drop, virtual information desk for passengers and UV enabled disinfection of Automatic Tray Retrieval Systems (ATRS) at the pre-embarkation security screening zones.
UV ovens at the retail outlets, touchless drinking water fountains and inline disinfection of departure and arrival baggage trolleys and washrooms are a few other measures adopted.
RGIA Hyderabad is a fully e-boarding enabled airport.