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Position Partners announces agreement with MACA to retrofit 100 mining trucks with SafeAI autonomy

100 MACA mining trucks were retrofitted with SafeAI’s autonomous technology

Position Partners recently announced an agreement with mining company MACA to automate a mixed fleet of 100 mining trucks.

Using technology from SafeAI, a provider of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation for heavy equipment, the companies will create one of the largest autonomous heavy equipment fleets in Australia, leading to what they say will be safer, more productive and more cost-effective mine sites.

“Position Partners has worked with MACA over several years to deploy and support a range of technology solutions, from high precision systems to fleet management,” Position Partners CEO Martin Nix says.

“Following a successful proof of concept project with SafeAI’s retrofit autonomy solution in Karlawinda, WA, this agreement represents a significant next step in our partnership that will see us scale up MACA’s autonomy fleet over the coming years.”

SafeAI has built an autonomous platform that mining and construction companies can use to retrofit any vehicle, from any manufacturer, with autonomous technology. With advanced multimodal sensors and significant onboard processing power, SafeAI-enabled equipment can independently make efficient, accurate decisions to keep operations running smoothly and safely around the clock.

“This technology is a game changer for our business, our customers and our industry,” MACA general manager of estimating and technical services Shane Clark says.

“SafeAI’s versatile, scalable solution is unmatched in our industry right now, and has profound implications for site safety, efficiency and cost-effectiveness. We expect to see quick takeup from our customers as they begin to see the tremendous impact of this technology.”

Through this partnership, SafeAI and Position Partners will work with MACA to retrofit its large, mixed fleet of haul trucks with autonomous hardware and software. MACA will be the first contract miner to deploy AI-powered autonomy for its customers, establishing safer, more productive and more cost-effective operations.

“With SafeAI’s scalable, AI-powered technology, we can quickly deploy autonomous heavy equipment across our sites—creating safer, more productive operations and setting a new standard for our industry,” said Mike Sutton, CEO and Managing Director of MACA.

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