VIST, Kamaz host competition for autonomous solution

VIST, Kamaz host competition for autonomous solution

Competition seeks designs from students for an autonomous truck system

Innovation

18 APRIL 2019
SUM to test smart, autonomous BEVs by 2020

SUM to test smart, autonomous BEVs by 2020

The Sustainable Underground Mining project is focusing on autonomous, smart and carbon-free vehicles...

RCT autonomous technology for Lubambe

RCT autonomous technology for Lubambe

RCT will provide autonomous technology to the Lubambe copper mine in Zambia

Fortescue to establish Future of Mobility Centre in WA

Fortescue to establish Future of Mobility Centre in WA

Fortescue Metals Group will establish of a research and development centre in Karratha

Innovation

21 MARCH 2019
ATSB releases first BHP derailment report

ATSB releases first BHP derailment report

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau cited operator error, brake issues for November 2018 incident...

Transport

15 MARCH 2019
Exyn launches autonomous aerial robot for underground mines

Exyn launches autonomous aerial robot for underground mines

Exyn Technologies' Advanced Autonomous Aerial Robot is now commercially available

Innovation

28 FEBRUARY 2019
Autonomous production drilling begins at South Flank

Autonomous production drilling begins at South Flank

The first autonomous drill rig - an Epiroc Pit Viper 271 - has broken ground at BHP's South Flank

Fleet

13 DECEMBER 2018
Volvo Trucks' first autonomous project goes live

Volvo Trucks' first autonomous project goes live

Volvo Trucks is providing its first commercial autonomous solution to a Norwegian quarry

Transport

22 NOVEMBER 2018
GMG examining autonomous safety

GMG examining autonomous safety

Group seeking input from entire industry to develop guidelines for safety in mobile autonomy

Innovation

19 NOVEMBER 2018
Mine drone start-up Emesent scores funding

Mine drone start-up Emesent scores funding

Emesent has raised A$3.5 million in venture capital to commercialise its first product, Hovermap

Investment

06 NOVEMBER 2018
Epiroc invests in autonomous mining solutions business

Epiroc invests in autonomous mining solutions business

Epiroc Drilling Solutions has acquired part of ASI Mining

Fleet

30 OCTOBER 2018