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The Komatsu Innovative Autonomous Haulage Vehicle or IAHV is here. This next generation mine haul truck does not even have a cab for a driver, so it is a true autonomous vehicle. This major design change comes with several important advantages:

  • a balanced load centered over the two axials
  • articulating wheels
  • ability to go forward and reverse with equal ease of operation
  • Better traction is slippy environments

While it was only recently introduced, Komatsu plans to have it deployed in the field soon. This is real innovation and great thinking.