Many leading firms in the mining industry try to answer that question and apply sufficient solutions in their vehicles. Work have been started several years ago and along with development of instrumentation and control systems they brought interesting output. Semi-automated and unmanned machines are the common response to modern needs.

IREDES initiative is aware of that continuous automation process and want to propose reading two papers discussing applications for LHDs.

[2] Performance of Automated LHD machines.

[3] Next Generation System for Unmanned LHD Operation in Underground Mines.