Vehicle autonomy firm ABD Solutions has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with industrial vehicle manufacturer Jevons Robotics.
The MoU will involve the integration of Indigo Drive to enable Jevons’ vehicles to be operated automatically and supervised from a central control room.
The two companies hope to improve safety and streamline the mining process, both operationally and financially.
“We are delighted to announce a long-term partnership with ABD Solutions, a globally regarded automation company with substantial experience working with autonomous mining solution providers,” said Todd Peate, CEO of Jevons Robotics.
“We are focused on changing the way the world currently works in hazardous environments.
“We are working with several mining companies to deploy payload agnostic driverless electric vehicles to operate safely, efficiently, and sustainably within hazardous working environments.
“The team will be working closely with ABD Solutions leveraging their considerable knowledge and experience for the benefit of our partners and the industry.
“The automated electric vehicle solution brings significant improvements to safety by removing people from high-risk work areas as well as providing increased operational efficiency and employee engagement,” said Peate.
“We very much look forward to working with Jevons and forming a long-term partnership” said Matthew Price, managing director, ABD Solutions.
“We have experience implementing automation across a huge range of vehicles, including electric, so our solutions are great fit for Jevons”.
Indigo Drive was developed to support site operations to become more efficient and improve safety by limiting employee exposure to extreme, dangerous and often unpredictable environments.
The solution offers a cyber secure and certified system suitable for even the harshest operating environments.