The purpose of the working group is to build a community of interest for mine interoperability. The group aims to serve as a central point for global collaboration and to establish an interoperability common reference model across the mining industry to implement autonomous mining equipment in surface and underground operations.
A 3-step process is required as a short-term focus to build the foundation of the working group:
1. Develop business case, value proposition
2. Identify what we’re looking for
3. Understand what other initiatives are going on – landscape
A formal project plan is currently being drafted based on industry input.