Komatsu managed to attract attention with its autonomously operating 186-ton dump truck, which it first introduced in 2016. Equipped with Komatsu’s leading automation technologies, this truck now operates completely autonomously, with great autonomous technology.
This giant truck produced by Komatsu is also the first fully autonomous dump truck produced in the world. It first appeared in 2016 and has been constantly improving since then, attracting attention as a completely self-driving technology with the autonomous technologies surrounding the truck.
This autonomous truck is designed for heavy industrial applications such as transporting mobile equipment, transporting construction materials and mining. The truck’s distinctive design and strong platform are optimized for carrying heavy loads.
Komatsu’s autonomous technologies enable the truck to scan its environment, detect objects and adjust its movement to avoid obstacles. This allows the truck to operate safely and efficiently without the need for operator intervention.
Benefits of autonomous trucks
Autonomous trucks can speed up business processes and increase operational efficiency while reducing labor costs. It also provides great benefits in terms of occupational safety by reducing the risk of human intervention.
Usage patterns of autonomous trucks
Autonomous trucks are equipped with a technology that can be controlled by an external controller if necessary. The truck operates automatically on the determined route and can be controlled externally with a remote control if desired. Usage with remote control generally appears as an external management technique developed to record the initial route memory or to take it to the service in case of any malfunction.
Komatsu’s 186-ton autonomous dump truck offers an innovative solution in heavy load transportation, which is of great importance in sectors such as construction and bulk mining.