ARVIDSJAUR, Sweden – Volvo Trucks says it has deployed the world’s first fully autonomous truck in the world to be tested in mining operations deep underground.
The truck is operating in the Kristineberg Mine in northern Sweden. It will cover a distance of seven kilometres, reaching 1,320 metres below ground via narrow mine tunnels, Volvo says.
“This is the world’s first fully self-driving truck to operate under such tough conditions. It is a true challenge to ensure that everything works meticulously more than 1,300 metres underground,” says Torbjörn Holmström, member of the Volvo Group Executive Board and Volvo Group Chief Technology Officer.
The truck is a specially designed Volvo FMX being tested for the first time. You can watch video of the truck in action below: