Volvo could have just changed the mining game forever
(Kitco News) - Volvo Autonomous Solutions has partnered up with Foretellix to develop autonomous driving solutions for mining environments. The new partnership is looking to create a “coverage driven verification solution”, which provides automated driving on public roads and confined areas. There is a plan in place to conduct large scale testing to ensure the autonomous vehicles will work across any encounters in their respective environments.
Foretellix is no stranger to this kind of work as they have developed an autonomous vehicle verification platform to use automation and big data analytics tools to monitor millions of driving scenarios, exposing any potential bugs in the autonomous solutions.
Volvo Autonomous Solutions global technology manager Magnus Liljeqvist stated “Volvo Autonomous Solutions believes in a collaborative verification concept, one that uses open standards,”. He then added, “The partnership with Foretellix gives us access to the state-of-the-art verification tools and accelerating our time to market.”.
Foretellix chief executive and co-founder Ziv Binyamini said “We are very proud to partner with Volvo Group. This partnership is a significant milestone for the industry as it is the first time that large-scale Coverage Driven Verification will be used for verification of ADS in confined areas,”. He then added, “Our partnership will combine the expertise of the two companies and set a new standard in the verification of automated driving systems, boosting both safety and productivity.”.