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NAVIMIND: Driver support for navigation and interaction with other vehicles in mines

Reference number
Funding from Vinnova SEK 193 196
Project duration October 2017 - March 2018
Status Completed
Venture Strategic innovation programme for process industrial IT and automation – PiiA
Call 2016-05369-en

Purpose and goal

The overall objective of the project was to investigate how development in positioning technology and wireless communication can promote efficiency and safety when driving underground. The aim was to create increased understanding of the potential of a driver support system, and to establish a basis for a larger follow-up RND project.

Expected results and effects

Opportunities and challenges identified constitutes the basis for a subsequent RND project, where solutions can be further developed and technical challenges addressed. A follow-up project can generate directly applicable solutions that can be commercialized. Secondly, knowledge generated can promote efficient and safe work processes in the mining environment, which contributes to more efficient production and attractive workplaces. During the project, a VR environment has been designed that enables safe and resource-efficient evaluations in a subsequent project.

Planned approach and implementation

Initially, a survey was conducted where various information needs were identified. Based on the results of the survey, two driver support concepts were developed. During a workshop the partners of the project jointly identified a relevant scenario to implement in the VR environment. The concepts were then evaluated in the VR environment by end users (drivers belonging to Boliden´s mine in Renström). The result of the evaluation confirms that a driver support would result in more efficient, safer and safer driving underground.

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Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2017-03229

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