Wind River and TAGE Team to Advance Autonomous Mining

April 14, 2020 Tiera Oliver

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.

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Tiera Oliver, edtorial intern for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits as well as newsletter updates. She also assists in news content as far as constructing and editing stories. Before interning for ECD, Tiera had recently graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.A. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university's student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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