Boliden turns to autonomous hauling at Aitik

Boliden said it will introduce Komatsu FrontRunner, an autonomous hauling system, on 11 haul trucks at its Aitik copper mine in northern Sweden ­– the first AHS roll out in the European Union. The Swedish miner is investing a total of SEK218 million (US$25.4 million) into the launch and anticipates automation of the fleet to be fully implemented in 2024.…

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Komatsu debuts concept autonomous water truck

Komatsu announced it has been trialing an autonomous water truck, based on its proven Autonomous Haulage System (AHS). The OEM is working to introduce the HD785-7 truck as a commercial offering in 2022 to help enhance safety and productivity in mines. The technology on the concept HD785-based water truck autonomously controls both the truck’s movement and water disbursement through the…

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