Shanxi Province is a major region for China’s coal mining. Shanxi Province, Huawei Technology and other partners have now jointly established a “Smart Mine Innovation Laboratory” which uses information technology such as industrial wireless control networks and cloud computing to reduce personnel and improve efficiency in the coal mine industry in Shanxi Province, with the goal of improving the intrinsic safety of coal mining. A staff of 220 experts will work on innovative breakthroughs in fields such as underground camera “self-cleaning” technology, underground wireless low-frequency transmission, and advance risk judgment technology. Unmanned shifts in coal mines and replacement of key parts with robots will also be studied.

Japan JST China news, Febraury 22, 2021