The IT revolution had a tremendous influence on the technology of construction equipment as well. The satellite operation management system was developed during the 90's as a method to supervise and manage equipment from a remote distance, and became an industry standard during this era.
Komatsu debuted AHS*, the system of crewless Dump trucks that were supplied, at West Angels mines of East Pilbara, in the west of Australia, owned by Rio Tinto.
930E could be operated without a driver and loaded with 290 tons of soil and ore at complicated or hazardous mines. It makes for mine development of rough environments where finding workers may be a challenging possibility, and makes the operation of the mining business much more productive.
*AHS： Autonomous Haulage System
The history of the dump truck as a transporting vehicle is also the history of increasing the amount of loading to improve productivity at construction sites. At mines especially, new technology is being introduced consistently even today. Enlarging the size by mechanical and electrical formulas, and adding the GPS control system are some of the examples.