Scania is testing a standalone truck at the Rio Tinto salt deposit.December 28, 2018
The Swedish company began testing in August, starting with its unmanned dump truck. Over time, the tests began to attract new technology to learn the ability of cargo UAVs to work in a team.
Scania’s autonomous new generation system is being tested at the Rio Tinto salt deposit in Western Australia. This place was not chosen by chance. They are known for the fact that they are actively using the most advanced achievements of automation. To this end, an impressively large fleet of unmanned vehicles was organized at the field.
Recall that the Swedish automaker began testing its own unmanned system at the end of last summer.
The unmanned dump truck Scania XT 8×4, in which the driver was in the cab, was put to the test. He was assigned the role of an observer, but in the event of “extraordinary” situations he could coordinate the process.
Developing an experiment, Scania is going to increase the number of “subjects” – new unmanned trucks are needed in order to understand how such machines can interact with each other. The companies are confident that in the mining industry autonomous technologies can bring the greatest benefit, having a positive effect on safety and productivity.
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