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Autonomous haul fleet from Liebherr deploys to Australian mine for on-site validation

A mining truck working on a haul road.
A fleet of four Liebherr haul trucks equipped with an Autonomous Haulage System is working on a mine site in Australia. Liebherr

A fleet of Liebherr haul trucks equipped with an Autonomous Haulage Solution (AHS) has been put to work at a mine site in Western Australia for an on-site validation process.

Four T 264 trucks are the next stage of Liebherr's strategy to accelerate development of a new autonomy project for the mining industry. It follows comprehensive internal validation of the AHS at Liebherr's Mining Technology Development Centre in the USA.

"After significant research, development, and program planning, Liebherr is excited to announce the commencement of on-site Autonomous Haulage Solution validation as we move to deploy the next generation of autonomy technology for mining equipment," says Scott Bellamy, Divisional General Manager, Product Management, for Liebherr Mining. "This deployment not only represents Liebherr Mining's market introduction of the AHS but also highlights Liebherr's continued expansion as a technology solution provider for the mining industry."

Liebherr's flexible scope of supply solutions provides customers with scalable options - from autonomy-ready haul trucks through to the fully integrated Liebherr AHS, also including a fully integrated Fleet Management System.

Liebherr's philosophy is to provide open architecture solutions, allowing customers the freedom to choose which best-in-class base machines, automation, traffic management, and fleet management systems will work best for their purposes.

"Along with the first deployment of the autonomy solution, Liebherr has expanded its autonomy project team to include on-site support for the duration of the AHS validation program," said Bellamy. "However, our focus is to ensure the organization can support in the future not only this exciting project but also future AHS deployments across multiple customers and regions."

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