Autonomous Haulage System
Continuing their long-term relationship, NREC and Caterpillar developed a commercial system for automating large off-highway trucks.
The purpose of the Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) was to coordinate and autonomously drive a fleet of off-highway haul trucks operating in an open pit mine. AHS trucks load and dump ore and navigate a network of haul roads without human intervention – all while safely operating in the vicinity of mining vehicles, personnel, and equipment.
AHS makes mining processes more efficient, reduce overall extraction costs, improve mine safety, and address operator training and retention issues.