Volvo Autonomous Solutions achieves industry-first milestone

Volvo Autonomous Solutions (V.A.S.) said it successfully removed the safety driver at an active commercial mining operation – an industry first.

The autonomous transport solution developed for the Brönnöy Kalk mine in Velfjord, Norway, consists of seven fully autonomous Volvo FH trucks, V.A.S.’s in-house developed virtual driver for confined areas, infrastructure, training as well as a comprehensive repair and maintenance program.

“This is a major step forward for us,” said Raymond Langfjord, managing director of Brönnöy Kalk. “We implemented autonomous trucks for several reasons – safety, efficiency and flexibility. With the removal of the safety driver we can now truly reap these benefits and increase our competitiveness in this tough industry.”

The solution implemented at Brönnöy Kalk has been in development since 2018.

 Source: Volvo

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