D.A. Klebanov, I.A. Kuznetsov, N.V. Bigel
Today, minerals are mined in ever deteriorating geological conditions: greater open-pit depth resulting in steeper pit walls, as well as unfavourable climate; all these factors make the presence of people in the zone of mining operations more problematic. Application of dump trucks with remote and autonomous control systems for mineral transport at open pits will enhance safety-in-mining and efficiency of surface mining, minimize the effect of the human factor and improve the performance of mine transport machinery.