This truck is the size of a house and doesn’t have a driver

Date: June 12, 2017 Published by



  • BHP Billiton, the world’s largest mining company, is also deploying driverless trucks and drills on iron ore mines in Australia.
  • Mining company Fortescue Metals Group is putting them to work in its own iron ore mines.
  • Mining company Rio Tinto has 73 of these titans hauling iron ore 24 hours a day at four mines in Australia’s Mars-red northwest corner.
  • Herman at CMU expects all large mining companies to widen their use of automation in the coming years as robotics continues to improve.
  • Rio Tinto uses driverless trucks provided by Japan’s Komatsu.


https://www.technologyreview.com/s/603170/mining-24-hours-a-day-with-robots/

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