On the docks all container straddle carriers are fitted with GPS (only way you know where the boxes are). The strads get knocked around pretty bad so we fitted accelerometers to each leg to see where they were hitting things with a view to changing yard layout to improve things. But what it ended up showing was that if you were a female driver you just didn't hit things. Period. Wharfies claimed they were being spied on and we had to take them off........ [SNIP] Where I work in the mine all the vehicle are speed governed by GPS. Argue all you like, rules are rules and the device lets you know if you are doing wrong and time to correct your actions. A lot of people hate the system but in time things settle down to normal. Consequently the maintenance of the light vehicles went down by 40% too.
The robots at Fish Island (Brisbane) looked brand new after 2 years operation. Not a single scratch to the paintwork. We had new ones in Melbourne (EAst Swanson) and they looked like they had been used as dodgem cars after only a couple of months.
Yep - can see how maint costs would reduce once there is nowhere to hide