Call for Participation: ISO Standards Development for Collision Avoidance and Emergency Remote Stop

Call for Participation:

ISO is requesting assistance regarding standards that are being developed for Collision Awareness and Avoidance, and Emergency Remote Stop.

Collision Awareness and Avoidance

The development of the collision avoidance standard (ISO 21815) is well underway. Part 3 of the International Standard specifies performance requirements for collision awareness and avoidance systems for earth-moving machines used in surface mining. Part 4 specifies performance requirements for collision awareness and avoidance systems for underground equipment and operations.

Experts in the mining community that are willing to lead as an international Convenor or contribute as a technical expert, are needed. Mining experts are also needed for participation in the part for Application for Surface Mining.

Emergency Remote Stop

A new ISO standard development is now being considered for Autonomous Emergency Remote Stop. This potential new standard has major OEM interest, but needs mine operator and mining technology stakeholder input and participation. This topic was a priority of the work program developed for the new TC 82 subcommittee on Advanced Automated Mining Systems. The first critical task is identifying the scope and objective of this project and thus the resulting standard and its application.

These projects are being developed through an established Joint Working Group under ISO TC 127. The expectation is that both of these standards development projects will eventually be situated within the work program of a new subcommittee (SC8) being formed under ISO TC 82 (Mining) on the topic of Advanced Automated Mining Systems. This new subcommittee is expected to receive final approval in early 2018 and will concentrate knowledge, research, and best practices pertaining to the use and application of advanced and automated technologies and practices specific to the mining sector. The new subcommittee has received strong support and input from the major mining countries, mining OTMs, and mine operators.

If you are interested in these ISO working group initiatives, either as a leader or as a technical expert, contact Paul Steenhof (incoming International Secretary on ISO TC 82/SC8) at or Tim Skinner (incoming International Chair on ISO TC 82/SC8) at for more information.