Komatsu Autonomous Haulage System (AHS)

Komatsu’s Frontrunner Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) uses a high-precision global positioning system (GPS) navigation to allow large electric mining trucks to operate to a complex plan rather than an operator. Komatsu’s AHS can significantly increase productivity, improve safety and offer long-term reliability.

AHS is a comprehensive fleet management system for mines. The dump trucks, equipped with vehicle controllers, GPS, an obstacle detection system and a wireless network system jointly developed by Komatsu Ltd., Komatsu America Corp. and Modular Mining Systems Inc., are operated and controlled via a supervisory computer, enabling them to be unmanned.

When the obstacle detection system detects another vehicle or person inside the hauling course under AHS operation, the vehicles will reduce speed or stop immediately, making the system extremely safe and reliable.

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