Mining equipment simulator firm Immersive Technologies and German-Swiss industrial engineering company Liebherr will renew a technical information agreement for a further five years
Immersive Technologies said it has a long history of providing quantifiable return on investment to Liebherr fleet owners - the agreement will now last 20 years.
The first Liebherr mining equipment simulator was developed by Immersive Technologies in 2006 for a large copper mine in Arizona.
The solutions evolved over the years to include a range of haul trucks, excavators, shovels and autonomous panel add-ons for loader operators to manage autonomous haulage trucks.
IT said its technologlies have helped miners achieve an 11% spot time reduction (fleet management data) and a 36% reduction in machine abuse events (fleet management data).
"We are proud that our partnership with Liebherr will continue for another five years, by providing high-quality training technology and working closely with mining customers we continue to significantly improve the safety and profitability of mines," said David Anderson, CEO of Immersive Technologies.