Mobile Equipment Open Data


Facilitate consensus between operators and OEMs to enable open access to onboard data for mobile equipment across the mine cycle, including open pit and underground.


This guideline aims to establish guiding principles, definitions, and a consensus framework for access to onboard data from mobile equipment. The first edition of the guideline was published in 2016. It presents a consensus between operators and OEMs that identifies onboard datasets that should be openly available to equipment owners in a real-time, read-only format. It addresses industry concerns about data access and determines commonly agreed-upon data availability.

Since the publication of the first edition, increased digitalization and adoption of technologies such as autonomous systems have made the issues surrounding open data even more complicated while also making their resolution more pressing. The project group is now working on a second edition.

Business Case

Mine operators are looking for advanced services to support the ongoing health, condition, and performance of equipment, and the modern mine environment is making this possible. New technologies and systems generate huge volumes of source data related to the real-time and historical performance of mining equipment. To ensure the safety of their operations and extract maximum value from these data, operators need to be able to access them. At the same time, OEM intellectual property rights must also be protected. Therefore, there is a pressing need for consensus on the topic.

Participating Companies

ABB, Agnico Eagle, Amazon, AMTC, Anglo American, AngloGold Ashanti, ArcelorMittal, Automated Systems Alliance, Barrick Gold, BHP, Canadian Natural Resources, Caterpillar, CheckMark Consulting, CMAC-THYSSEN Mining Manufacturer, Data Mine Software, Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP), Deswik, EarthSoft, Endevea, Epiroc, Flow Partners, Fortescue Metals Group (FMG), Fountain Tire, Freeport-McMoRan, GE Mining, Gibraltar Mine, Glencore, Global IO, Goldcorp, Hastings Deering, Haultrax, Hitachi, IBM, Indigo, Innovative Wireless Technologies, JVA, KGHM International, Komatsu, Liebherr, Mets Ignited, Micromine, Minera Yanacocha, Newmont, Newtrax, ORICA, OSIsoft, PBE Group, Peabody Energy, Prairie Machine & Parts, RCT, Rio Tinto, Roy Hill, Sandvik, Shell Canada, Sibanye-Stillwater, SMART Systems Group, Symbiotic Innovations, Symboticware, Teck, The Cyest, The Electrum Group, Universidad del Desarrollo, Vale, Wenco, Westmoreland Coal Company