Komatsu has said its FrontRunner Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) will be deployed on a total of 62 930E ultra-class haul trucks by 2024 at Anglo American's Chilean open pit copper mine, Los Bronces.
Komatsu noted in its statement that over 525 trucks using Komatsu's FrontRunner have been deployed since its first commercial launch in 2008 at CODELCO's Gabriela Mistral copper mine in Chile.
"We're excited to participate in this initiative to implement autonomous technology and look forward to the opportunity to leverage FrontRunner AHS to help us optimize our mine operations at Los Bronces, convinced that technology is an enabler to improve the way we work and move toward a safer and more sustainable operation, where people are the protagonists of innovation and are at the center of everything we do," said Cristobal Mimica, mine modernization manager Los Bronces, Anglo American.
"FrontRunner AHS is designed to help mines increase production while promoting zero harm," said Anthony Cook, vice president for Autonomous Systems at Komatsu. "We're pleased that Anglo American, a long-time partner, has chosen FrontRunner to help achieve their goals and we look forward to continuing to collaborate on future optimization opportunities."