The self-driving future in field service took a 460-ton lunge forward with Komatsu’s fully autonomous mining truck, named the Autonomous Haulage Vehicle (AHV). The Japanese equipment manufacturer unveiled the behemoth last month at MINExpo, a mining industry confab in Las Vegas.
Unlike Komatsu’s line of semi-autonomous mining equipment that’s been available since 2008, the AHV is designed to operate without human intervention. Good thing, since the AHV lacks a cab.
By the Numbers: Komatsu’s AHV
- Gross Vehicle Weight: 459 tons
- Payload: 254 tons
- Max speed: 40 mph
- Total Length: 49 feet
- Total Width: 28 feet
- Turning Radius: 52 feet
Komatsu says the AHV will be commercially available in the “near future,” according to Equipment World.
h/t: Equipment World