Suncor Energy implements first commercial fleet of autonomous haul trucks in the oil sands

ArticleMining sectorFebruary 6, 2018 - 4:01:26 AM

Suncor has announced it will proceed with the phased implementation of autonomous haulage systems (AHS) at company-operated mines.

Suncor has announced it will proceed with the phased implementation of autonomous haulage systems (AHS) at company-operated mines, starting with the North Steepbank mine. Over the next six years, the company expects to deploy more than 150 autonomous haul trucks in the full program, which will be one of the largest investments in electric autonomous vehicles in the world.

Following thorough evaluations over the past four years, the company has validated that AHS technology can be used safely, effectively and efficiently in its operating environment. Evaluations have shown that the technology offers many advantages over existing truck and shovel operations, including enhanced safety performance, better operating efficiency and lower operating costs...

Source:mining.com

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