In ways once considered a stuff of fiction, telematics offer real-time information on the performance of mobile equipment and other assets. By quickly identifying risks to driver health and minimising them so that they don’t impact on productivity, mines can be able to create a safe and productive working environment.
As digital mining has become a reality and the way to go for mining companies, telematics has become a necessity as mining company are constantly exploring avenues or ways to improve safety and productivity. Telematics involves using technology to track and monitor vehicles and other assets in real-time.
With loads of data at their disposal, gathered through telemetry, literally at their fingertips, mines can be able to identify critical areas that need attention, mainly presenting an opportunity to improve productivity.
Mining company can benefit from the deployment of telematics in fleet management and enhanced efficiency of the use of vehicles and other assets through real-time GPS visibility and improving safety.
- GPS visibility and in-vehicle management systems
Through real-time GPS visibility of remote vehicles and assets on remote locations, companies are not only able to monitor events within mine sites, but also improve efficiency, track assets and integrate this data with the mine’s operations. Besides, through in-vehicle management systems, they are able to track and monitor driver habits and actions, which is crucial for safe operation in dangerous working environments.
A combination of GPS tracking and in-vehicle management systems improves efficiency in the following ways: ensures efficient use of assets, updates are provided to vehicle operators in real-time of hazards and developments during journeys, and instant communication between remote drivers and managers in the event of an incident.
- IVMS improves driver safety
IVMS allows a proactive approach which creates safe working environments for employees in and around mine sites. Through information about the status and habits of drivers, mining operations can be able to identify the following: monitoring speeding, entering no-go or hazardous areas, not using seatbelts etc.
By quickly identifying risks to driver health and minimising them so that they don’t impact on productivity, mines can be able to create a safe and productive working environment.
In order to thrive, mines need a clear strategy in order to reap the rewards information from telematics brings.
7 things mines can do with telemetry
The telematics technology enables mining and agriculture industries to:
- Locate drivers, vehicles and assets in real-time.
- Enhance the safety and security of drivers, vehicles and assets.
- Increase vehicle utilisation.
- Decrease maintenance costs.
- Reduced accidents and costs related to accidents.
- Decrease fuel consumption.
- Improve customer service levels.