At TCoE, the same information that customers are getting in their mine control room, is monitored in real time. human resources with expertise in specialized fields such as mining machinery, mining operation, software, etc. will use advanced digital technologies to accumulate, analyze, and deconstruct all data acquired in real-time from multiple mining sites. Next, they will derive solutions for the issues faced by each customer to help streamline and optimize the entire mine through involvement in the actual mine operation. In the future, TCoE will evolve into becoming the core hub in charge of coordination for the mining solutions business and utilize various digital technologies and accumulated knowledge to create new value and provide continuous support from a customer perspective.
Hitachi Construction Machinery began researching AHS in 2009. Based on the results of five years of research and development, the company has validated AHS at a test site in Australia since 2013 for the purpose of realizing sequential mining operations for loading, hauling, and dumping using autonomous dump trucks. In July 2018, Hitachi Construction Machinery agreed with Whitehaven Coal to collaborate on AHS and confirmed that the developed AHS has reached a practical level of performance over the roughly six year period of collaboration.
The Hitachi Construction Machinery Group has strived to implement "Reliable Solutions" that solve social issues as a close and reliable partner for our customers. Going forward, we will offer AHS to mining industry customers around the world to contribute to the higher level of safety and productivity required by our customers.