Caterpillar reported in April that trucks using Cat MineStar Command, combined, had hauled 2 billion metric tons (mt), a doubling of the tonnage hauled as of November 2018.

Command-equipped trucks have driven over 67.6 million kilometers without a lost-time injury, the company reported.

Those achievements were made possible in part by the company improving the speed of implementation, Cat reported. “We’re launching Command on more sites and implementing it more quickly, so more of our customers can experience the safety and productivity gains that autonomous hauling delivers,” Sean McGinnis, product manager, MineStar Solutions, said.

Caterpillar has 276 autonomous trucks in operation, the company reported.

Separately, Cat added Edge to the MineStar suite. The cloud-based solution is a platform for multiple parties to manage information and build decisions based on data assimilated from separate areas or silos.

Edge automates data collection. It employs artificial intelligence and machine learning for pattern identification.

Combined, the capabilities enable leadership to focus on decisions to improve operations, instead of on collecting and interpreting data.

Edge is a subscription-managed application.

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