Software company Wind River is collaborating with open-pit mining solutions provider Beijing TAGE Idriver Technology (TAGE) on a cutting-edge software platform for the development of next-generation autonomous mining vehicles.
The mining industry is advancing to fully autonomous vehicles and machinery in order to improve safety, increase productivity, and save costs.
“The open-pit mining industry has massive potential around the globe, and this collaboration brings together best-in-class technology and expertise that is paving the way for next-generation mining vehicles,” said Huang Liming, chief technology officer of TAGE in a media release.
TAGE has developed an autonomous haulage system solution based on an edge to cloud architecture, including an intelligent cloud platform, V2X telematics, and intelligent autonomous mining vehicle.
The software platform powering this solution includes the Wind River VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS), along with TAGE’s central control unit (CCU) core algorithm module.
Wind River and TAGE said they will also work on development environments and functional safety certifications to launch practical products and solutions.
Given the increasing compute demands of autonomous vehicles, the two companies will develop infrastructure software for next-generation mine vehicles, including advanced high-performance computing, V2X between vehicles and the infrastructure, and secure over-the-air (OTA) update technologies.