Deloitte promoted a smart helmet

MINEX FORUM | March 20, 2017
img0 Image: itworldcanada.com During the PDAC conference, Deloitte promoted its wearable technology — a smart helmet — that has the potential to making mining radically more efficient, said Forbes. Jürgen Beier, mining and resource leader at Deloitte, said that the company is not trying to develop a new business model of developing mining gadgets, but it ...

Dr Erkki Ormala “explores the future” for mining

MINEX FORUM | March 14, 2017
img0 Finnish authority on industrial innovation Dr Erkki Ormala says mining, and mining equipment, technology and services (METS) companies should embrace change and “explore the future”. The Finnish academic, in Australia next week to talk on innovation, believes fast responders will be “the future winners” in the innovation game, MJ reported. “The innovation culture has changed; ...

US start-up considers mining as the first priority market for wearable devices

MINEX FORUM | February 22, 2017
img0 Image: mining-journal.com The CEO of a Los Angeles start-up sees the mining industry as a “prime” segment of a global enterprise wearables market that could be worth up to US$5 billion within a few years, mining-journal.com reported. Rufus Labs co-founder Gabe Grifoni told Mining Journal the small company was currently engaged in several product trials in the ...

Caterpillar expands its driverless technologies to other brands

MINEX FORUM | January 20, 2017
img0 Caterpillar is developing autonomous mining truck technology for an expanded range of models, including other brands, miningglobal.com reported. At a recent Cat® MineStar™ Command for hauling demonstration at the company’s facility in Arizona, Caterpillar announced a project to adapt hardware and software for retrofitting the Komatsu 930E mining truck with Cat autonomous technology. This interoperability ...