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Fleet Management System with a track record of being deployed around the world

AHS is a system that could help improve safety and productivity by autonomously controlling dump trucks based on instructions from a Fleet Management System (FMS). As a Hitachi Construction Machinery Group company, Wenco International Mining Systems Ltd. provides FMS having an extensive track record of operations, mainly at open-cast mines around the world. The system features are currently being expanded beyond mere dump truck dispatch management to supporting various operating tasks at mines. Wenco’s FMS, one of the industry’s leading operational management systems, supports the foundations of Hitachi Construction Machinery’s AHS.

Utilizing railway signaling safety systems

Hitachi Construction Machinery’s AHS safely operates its autonomous dump trucks and contributing to efficiently utilize the bandwidth of a radio communication, a prominent factor of deciding the number of controllable vehicles, by dividing a hauling route from the mineral loading location to the offloading location into several segments and applying the AHS traffic control system which allows only one dump truck to run on a segment at a time. The system feature has been developed by utilizing the block management method of railway signaling safety systems, a technology of Hitachi, Ltd.