Autonomy for mining

SafeAI has announced an agreement with Siemens to create an autonomous, electric fleet for Japan-based construction company Obayashi. SafeAI and Siemens will take a retrofit approach to enable Obayashi to scale faster with its existing fleet. This partnership is yet another sign of automated driving spreading into ever more nooks and crannies where vehicles operate.

The project also incorporates an autonomy analytics suite. SIMULYTIC, a new Siemens AG venture, has been established to help accelerate the deployment of autonomous vehicles by offering a platform accessible to regulators, government, insurance, tech developers and equipment operators. Andy Gill, Chief Operating Officer at SIMULYTIC adds, “By creating a digital replica of the autonomous vehicle in its deployment environment, we can use our simulation technology to provide independent safety and performance analytics for both SafeAI and Obayashi.”