Volvo tests self-driving truck in an underground mine

Volvo FMX self-driving truck

Swedish manufacturer equips a truck with laser scanners to enable it to negotiate the poorly lit, narrow, slippery corridors of an underground mine

Volvo has claimed a world first by testing a fully autonomous truck in a working mine some 1300 metres underground in northern Sweden.

The Volvo FMX truck is part of a development project aimed at improving the transport flow and safety in the Kristineberg Mine, 60 miles from Arvidsjaur in northern Sweden. The truck will cover a distance of 4.3 miles, reaching 1320 metres underground in narrow tunnels.

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Source:: Autocar