Automation

When it comes to automation, we are active in the piloting and development of software, operating methods and implementation processes

One of the most promising and disruptive technological advancements within automotive transportation is autonomous driving

Properly managing and preparing for this technology shift can provide a significant operational advantage, and with access to the equipment being in scarce supply over the coming few years, early movers can enjoy an extended period of tangible competitive benefit.

At LOTS, being a subsidiary of Scania, we enjoy the benefit of a close collaboration with the group’s research and development function and have early access to not-yet commercially available technology. When it comes to automation, we are active in the piloting and development of software, operating methods and implementation processes together with the Scania Group. As a customer of LOTS, you can take advantage of this.

we help you make new technology a competitive advantage

The benefit of effectively implemented automation is multi-faceted. Advantages include a significantly reduced safety risk, lower infrastructure complexities related to having a human driver (e.g. ventilation in underground mines), reduced challenges in fleet management, improved predictability of the transport flow, increase in overall productivity, lower maintenance cost and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions due to optimal vehicle operation.

At the same time, an autonomous transport system is much more than just a self-driving truck. The implementation effort is more comparable to that of a complex technology infrastructure; state-of-the-art telematics, environment condition monitoring, equipment tracking and personnel awareness for increased safety, planning and dispatch system implementation, road preparation and flow design, standardization of adjacent processes (e.g. loading/ unloading), and management and training of operators and maintenance staff.

New technology as a competitive advantage

Driverless transport systems in its current development stage are not advantageous to all types of transport flows. As our customer, you are ensured realization of new technology as soon as it makes business sense to you — including autonomous haulage. We don’t turn our customers into costly proofs of concept — we help you make new technology a competitive advantage!

In short: We move you ahead!