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“Basically, it’s software that allows the automation of mine trucks. Each machine is fitted with two lasers, one in front and one in back, that measure the surroundings. There is also an odometer to measure the driving distance, as well as an
IMU, inertial measurement unit, that measures accelerations and turning speeds – so we can see how the machine moves. All communication takes place via WiFi.”
“Many customers will want to operate the truck both manually and automatically and so we wanted to make that possible. For the manual control module, we partnered with an external supplier and then put a lot of work into integrating the two systems. There are lots of safety requirements that have to be met, and it is critical that the mine truck is as flexible and user-friendly as it is safe.”
Mine Automation in brief