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Automated Heavy Electric Vehicle (HEV) Prefeasibility Study

Evaluating automated HEV options on the road to safer, cleaner mines

  • United States

    United States

Seeking operational improvements by way of automated and electric trucks

Our client operates a large ore mining complex in the United States. For years, they have operated class 8 trucks to haul ore from mines to their processing facilities. Now, they are looking to invest in new technology to increase the safety and efficiency of these operations.

We were hired along with a subconsultant to conduct a prefeasibility study that investigated automated heavy electric vehicle (HEV) operations to haul thousands of tons of ore each year. Our team conducted an HEV Industry Analysis to understand which suppliers could meet the demanding conditions of the operation. We chose the most promising alternatives and, using vehicle specifications, designed ore loading and unloading processes to leverage the benefits of automation. The study reports the feasibility of operating Level 4 automated HEVs for the client’s highly demanding operation.

By working directly with suppliers, our team was able to provide a realistic look into the future of over-the-road trucking and its impact on mining operations. As our client maximizes operations, they may be an early adopter of this technology and serve as a valuable use-case for similar sites, vehicles, and technology developers.

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Meet Our Team

Frank Domingo, Senior Project Manager, Transportation

I see projects through the eyes of both the public and private sector.
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Jonathan Garrett, Senior Product Developer, Stantec GenerationAV™

The AV industry landscape is frequently changing—community leaders need relevant and current information to make better decisions.
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Paul Schmidt, Mining Engineer - EIT

Start from the ground up. Taking time to understand how things are built and how they operate results in great design.

Paul Stockburger, Senior Associate, Mining

Our business is all about people. Clients want to work with people they respect, trust, and like. Say what you’ll do, and do what you say.

Frank Domingo

Senior Project Manager, Transportation

Jonathan Garrett

Senior Product Developer, Stantec GenerationAV™

Paul Schmidt

Mining Engineer - EIT

Paul Stockburger

Senior Associate, Mining

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