Efficient Safety in Complex Autonomous Production Environments - Concept Development (ESCAPE-CD)
The ESCAPE-CD project will provide infrastructure and solutions that enable a fleet of autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles and machines from multiple suppliers to be managed in a production facility in a way that enables high productivity while ensuring safe operation at an acceptable level. The project is based on one or more use cases provided by Boliden, together with a simulation-based method for analyzing functional safety provided by MDU.
To contribute to advanced digital solutions that will strengthen the competitiveness of Swedish industry, specifically within mining and the process industry in general, but also beyond. The key expected effect is that the project will contribute towards eliminating the critical bottleneck of not being able to establish the safety of complex system-of-systems of an autonomous or semi-autonomous mine. Thereby paving the way for introducing more effective, efficient, and sustainable solutions within mining.
The project is organised into work-packages targeting
(1) Architecture and process
(3) Safety assurance
(4) Integration, use-cases, and evaluation.