Wind River and TAGE Team to Advance Autonomous Mining

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

April 14, 2020

News

The companies are teaming up on a software platform for the development of next-generation autonomous mining vehicles.

Wind River, a leader in delivering software for the intelligent edge, announced its collaboration with open-pit mining solutions provider Beijing TAGE Idriver Technology Co., Ltd. (TAGE). The companies are teaming up on a software platform for the development of next-generation autonomous mining vehicles.

TAGE has developed an autonomous haulage system solution based on an edge to cloud architecture, including an intelligent cloud platform, V2X telematics, and intelligent autonomous mining vehicle. Specifically, the software platform powering this solution includes the Wind River VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS), along with TAGE’s central control unit (CCU) core algorithm module. 

The CCU in the autonomous vehicle domain controller is responsible for the implementation of core functions of autonomous mining vehicles, such as motion planning, vehicle control, and fault diagnosis.

Given the increasing compute demands of autonomous vehicles, the two companies will develop infrastructure software for next-generation mine vehicles, including advanced high-performance computing, V2X between vehicles and the infrastructure, and secure over-the-air (OTA) update technologies.

According to the company, the application of an autonomous haulage system solution will not only protect mining workers, but also improve the overall economic benefit of mining enterprises.

For more information, visit: www.windriver.com.

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Tiera Oliver, Associate Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits, product news, and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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