Airports continue to meet the challenges of COVID-19 by adapting to evolving priorities, among them a demand for enhanced hygiene. Marisa Garcia looks at some of the latest technology, including the use of ultraviolet light

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When it comes to airport cleanliness, the key to success is ensuring that hygiene measures are evident but not disruptive, and that health measures are reassuring rather than alarming. This is where automation comes in. As passenger volumes begin to return, automation ensures that solutions work at scale, through both integration into existing equipment and the introduction of robots, artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), and augmented reality.

UV takes centre stage

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