In many industries such as agriculture, mining, manufacturing and more, heavy-duty vehicles often operate in very challenging environments. In agriculture, two or more large vehicles, for example a combine harvester and a tractor, might need to drive in very close proximity to one another, sometimes almost even touching. In mining, vehicles have to move in very low lighting conditions, etc.
Mining companies have started deploying collision awareness systems based on V2X technology in mining sites around the world. This allows machines and vehicles to communicate with other machines and vehicles including stationary equipment on site. Trials have also started in the agricultural field, improving safety and productivity with the use of V2X communication.