Cognitive Engineering Laboratory
A Human Factors Perspective on
Open Pit Haul Truck Traffic
Mine Traffic Optimization Proj...
Cognitive Engineering Laboratory
1. Background
 Research in mining to date has centred on accident
analysis; little resea...
Cognitive Engineering Laboratory
2. The Truck Cockpit
 Goldstrike operates exclusively with Komatsu 930E
trucks in its op...
Cognitive Engineering Laboratory
2. The Truck Cockpit: Steering Controls
Komatsu Cockpit (930E) Caterpillar Cockpit (785B)
Cognitive Engineering Laboratory
2. The Truck Cockpit: Dispatch Displays
Goldstrike Dispatch
Display (Komatsu 930E)
Bald M...
Cognitive Engineering Laboratory
3. Two Task Categories
i) Vehicle Control
 Attention and competencies specific to piloti...
Cognitive Engineering Laboratory
4. Challenges for Vehicle Control
 Physical dimensions of
equipment
 Very limited view
...
Cognitive Engineering Laboratory
5. Challenges in Communication and
Information Management
 Secondary task, but nonethele...
Cognitive Engineering Laboratory
6. Operator Perspective: Demographics
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Cognitive Engineering Laboratory
6. Operator Perspective: Work Setting
 12 hour shifts (with 2 breaks), 2-5 hour daily co...
Cognitive Engineering Laboratory
6. Operator Perspective: Work
Environment
 Constant, loud noise levels
 Auditory alert ...
Cognitive Engineering Laboratory
7. Prospects for Research
Human-Automation Collaboration
 Automation Reliance
Operator D...
Cognitive Engineering Laboratory
A Human Factors Perspective on
Open Pit Haul Truck Traffic
part of the
Mine Traffic Optim...
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Patrick Stahl- the 11th annual Human Factors IUW 2010

  1. 1. Cognitive Engineering Laboratory A Human Factors Perspective on Open Pit Haul Truck Traffic Mine Traffic Optimization Project Patrick Stahl
  2. 2. Cognitive Engineering Laboratory 1. Background  Research in mining to date has centred on accident analysis; little research on mine traffic  Mine Traffic Optimization Project  University of Toronto  Queens University  Barrick Gold Corporation  Observational Field Trip to Nevada, USA, July 2010  Goldstrike and Bald Mountain Mines
  3. 3. Cognitive Engineering Laboratory 2. The Truck Cockpit  Goldstrike operates exclusively with Komatsu 930E trucks in its open pit  Bald Mountain uses Komatsu 830E and Caterpillar 785B and 789B trucks
  4. 4. Cognitive Engineering Laboratory 2. The Truck Cockpit: Steering Controls Komatsu Cockpit (930E) Caterpillar Cockpit (785B)
  5. 5. Cognitive Engineering Laboratory 2. The Truck Cockpit: Dispatch Displays Goldstrike Dispatch Display (Komatsu 930E) Bald Mountain Dispatch Display (Caterpillar 785B)
  6. 6. Cognitive Engineering Laboratory 3. Two Task Categories i) Vehicle Control  Attention and competencies specific to piloting ii) Communication & Information Management  Attention and competencies specific to processing procedural information
  7. 7. Cognitive Engineering Laboratory 4. Challenges for Vehicle Control  Physical dimensions of equipment  Very limited view  Exact positioning needed  Extreme and rapidly changing environmental conditions
  8. 8. Cognitive Engineering Laboratory 5. Challenges in Communication and Information Management  Secondary task, but nonetheless crucial to mine operation  Choice of sensory channel for mediation  Very limited operator capacity with respect to additional perceptual tasks
  9. 9. Cognitive Engineering Laboratory 6. Operator Perspective: Demographics 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 <1 1-2 2-3 3-5 5-7 7-10 10-15 15-20 >20 NumberofDrivers Years of Employment at Goldstrike 14 139 Gender female male Individual differences will influence driver attitudes towards technology
  10. 10. Cognitive Engineering Laboratory 6. Operator Perspective: Work Setting  12 hour shifts (with 2 breaks), 2-5 hour daily commute  Monotonous, repetitive work  Little sleep between shifts  Fatigue likely a major issue  Slower driving when operator is fatigued  Complex manoeuvring tasks alternate with long hauls  Multiple simultaneous visual and auditory monitoring tasks (radio, driving, truck instruments, dispatch directives, …) Monotonous job, but continuous concentration required
  11. 11. Cognitive Engineering Laboratory 6. Operator Perspective: Work Environment  Constant, loud noise levels  Auditory alert design  High, constant level of vibration  Haptic interfaces problematic  Visual channel already very busy
  12. 12. Cognitive Engineering Laboratory 7. Prospects for Research Human-Automation Collaboration  Automation Reliance Operator Distraction (and Mitigation)  Attention Allocation Operator Fatigue (and Mitigation)
  13. 13. Cognitive Engineering Laboratory A Human Factors Perspective on Open Pit Haul Truck Traffic part of the Mine Traffic Optimization Project University of Toronto Queens University Barrick Gold Corporation
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