Guideline for the Implementation of Autonomous Systems in Mining

Published: April 18,2019



This guideline provides stakeholders with the tools necessary to move forward with implementation of autonomous systems in mining and advance those projects. It should be used as a first step to assist companies implementing autonomous mining projects regardless of the size and scope of project (single autonomous vehicles to highly autonomous). It also provides a high-level framework for mining stakeholders to follow when establishing autonomous mining projects ranging from single autonomous vehicles and hybrid fleets to highly autonomous fleets. It offers guidance on how stakeholders should approach autonomous mining and describes common practices. More specifically, it addresses: 

  • Change management 
  • Developing a business case 
  • Health and safety and risk management 
  • Regulatory engagement 
  • Community and social impact 
  • Operational readiness and deployment. 

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