Since 1988 Prof. Dr.-Ing. L. Schulze maintained the database “Worldwide AGV-Systems of European Producers”. It now has around 5,550 AGV-Systems with more than 40,300 vehicles and around 1,900 AGV expansion units with 8,465 vehicles. To this end, the European AGV manufacturers annually report their worldwide commissioned AGV plants with the characteristic data.
Topics such as guiding systems and communication technologies, energy concepts, vehicle technology and economic indicators are dealt with. In addition, system data, such as the length of the AGV track and the number of automated guided vehicles, are recorded for each system.