Digital driver support for interaction between vehicles in mining environments


RISE Research Institute of Sweden AB


Epiroc, Mobilaris, Scania

Anna Sirkka



Purpose and goal

The main goal of the project is to design, implement and evaluate a concept for a digital driver support system that has potential to significantly improve efficiency and safety for underground transports.

Expected results and effects

The solution will be integrated in an underground mining positioning system, and evaluated by end users in a pilot study. The analogue technology (radio communication), that is commonly used today, may cause stressful, unsafe and ineffective transports underground. The project will contribute to improved production efficiency and working environment in today´s mines. The developed solution will also consider a future mining environment, in which manual vehicles will coexist with automated and remotely controlled vehicles.

Planned approach and implementation

The project is divided into three work packages (Project coordination, Interaction design and System integration and evaluation). Initially, an interaction design concept for a digital driver support system is developed. The concept is then integrated with a positioning system for underground use. After that, the concept will be evaluated in a usability test. The test will be carried out with end-users in a mining environment.


More information

Presentation from SIP STRIM program day 2019