A New South Wales mine site is piloting an RFID system to monitor underground truck movements for safety and to boost productivity, reports iTnews.
RFID tags are mounted onto the top of the trucks and scanned by readers placed at critical points throughout the six kilometer main tunnel. The system captures information such as the direction and movement and displays it on screens on the tunnel walls.
The system makes underground truck drivers aware of oncoming vehicles – traveling to and from the surface – so they can safely pass each other in the narrow tunnel.
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