NAVIMIND: Driver support for navigation and interaction with other vehicles in mines
|Coordinator||RISE INTERACTIVE INSTITUTE AB - INTERACTIVE INSTITUTE SWEDISH ICT-PITEÅ|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 193 196|
|Project duration||October 2017 - March 2018|
|Venture||Strategic innovation programme for process industrial IT and automation – PiiA|
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.