VIST Group, a subsidiary of Finnish-Russian ZYFRA Group, which develops and implements information technologies for digital mining, metal and other enterprises, has signed a partnership agreement with German company indurad GmbH, the developer and integrator of the solutions based on unique radar technology for operator assistance solutions in the mining industry worldwide.“Agreement with indurad opens new opportunities for VIST Group in the field of creating effective and safe mining environment,” said Business Development Director of VIST Group Dmitri Klebanov. “We are looking at the opportunities to include indurad solutions, particularly collision avoidance system and online volumetric scanning in the systems offered by VIST Group, which” will ensure a comprehensive approach in the creation of the Intelligent Mine.”Intelligent Mine is a complex of digital technologies for the production processes management of open-pit mining operations on the basis of robotic loading and transporting systems, as well as industry solutions in the field of the Internet of things, artificial intelligence and predictive analytics. Intelligent Mine complex allows increasing of the utilisation of haul trucks and excavators up to 20-25% and drilling rigs up to 35%, as well as reducing costs for maintenance by 10-15% a year.“We see VIST as the one of the fastest-growing companies, which offers smart mining solutions. Our technology will add more value to VIST products,” said Reik Winkel, Executive Director of indurad. indurad GmbH solutions are based on the in-house manufactured radar sensors that effectively work in mining and adjacent industries. They allow mining companies to increase productivity and availability at a fraction of the cost of building larger facilities. The company offers over 20 different solutions, such as iTruck, collision avoidance system for surface mining. It uses multiple technology layers such as GNSS, RTLS and radar sensor data to provide active operator assistance in harsh conditions.