Intelligent fleet management systems in surface mining: Status, threats and opportunities

Arman Hazrathosseini, Ali Moradi Afrapoli

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Fleet management systems (FMSs), as a pivotal part of any surface mining operation, need to evolve from conventional to intelligent systems because of both Mining 4.0 requirements and some shortcomings inherent in conventional methods. However, this novel transformation needs to be investigated technically and strategically. To this end, previously published research works on intelligent FMSs are explored to track the latest status of these third-generation frameworks within the surface mining context. Their underlying models are then compared in terms of five categories of allocation and dispatching features to pinpoint the technical gaps ignored. Having drawn the future lines of research, the present work then leverages the popular SWOT analysis method to outline the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats associated with the advent of these intelligent FMSs in mines of future. By and large, the analysis indicates that advantages outweigh disadvantages. Solutions are offered to address the existing weaknesses and threats.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Specialist publicationMining Engineering
StatePublished - Apr 2024

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  • Fleet management system
  • Mining 4.0
  • Openpit mining
  • SWOT analysis
  • Technical feature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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