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REPORT: Hitachi to Employ Nissan's Situation Awareness Technology in Mining Trucks

In a new era of mining equipment, Hitachi is set to employ Nissan Motors around view monitor (AVM) and moving object detection (MOD) technology to its h...

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|Jan 4|magazine4 min read

In a new era of mining equipment, Hitachi is set to employ Nissan Motor’s around view monitor (AVM) and moving object detection (MOD) technology to its haul trucks and hydraulic excavators working at large open-pit mines. Following a licensing agreement, the contract will allow Hitachi to provide AVM and MOD technology to its massive collection of mining trucks around the world.

The Nissan developed AVM-MOD technology helps detect any movement or workers in the area when drivers start operating the vehicle, including drop cargo, back up load cargo, or when a hydraulic shovel is used in close proximity to the vehicle. The situation awareness technology helps lead to safety improvement as well as reducing human error during driving, contributing to a reduction in the number of accidents and injuries.

According to Nissan, the parking support system AVM offers the driver an overview of the vehicle’s surroundings in real-time using four exterior cameras. The driving assistance technology MOD, then evaluates the images from the AVM cameras and warns the driver with visual and audio alerts when it detects moving objects around the vehicle.

The autonomous technology, which was jointly developed by Nissan and Clarion, will form the foundation of the driving technology that will operate commercially viable Nissan Autonomous Drive vehicles by 2020.

Nissan plans to use the profits generated through the initiatives to further contributing to its technological competence.