The iron ore company Ferrexpo belonging to the oligarch Konstyantyn Zhevago began commercial operation of driverless dump trucks at the Yeristovo mining and processing plant (MPP).
The company reports this in the video.
"The created fleet of autonomous trucks of Ferrexpo has moved from a test mode to a commercial operation mode," said Chris Soccio, General Director of Yeristovo Mining.
According to the General Director, the company became the first in the CIS and Europe to implement autonomous dump trucks in quarrying. The innovation will reduce operating costs, ensure safe production and personnel absence in a hazardous environment.
The autopilot equipment was installed by Autonomous Solutions Inc (ASI) from the USA. The company is known for developing robustness testing programs for Ford robots and automating remote control of escalators for cleaning up the consequences of the landslide of the Bingham Canyon mine (Rio Tinto Group).
Ferrexpo added that it is considering the possibility of electrification and the implementation of accumulator technology. This will reduce dependence on combustion engines and thus reduce emissions.
Earlier it was reported that Ferrexpo launched an automatic dispatch center at Yeristovo Mining.