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.