The mining giant has invested heavily in recent years on new technologies that allow its trucks to run Oct 3, 2017 Australia Expands Use of Caterpillar's Self-Driving Truck Technology. Suncor, Canada's largest oil company, has begun testing driverless trucks on oil sands fields in Alberta. But first, the mine and its associated port and rail infrastructure Jun 27, 2017 Fortescue Metals Group has outlined plans to boost the number of driverless trucks at its mines in the next financial year. It is putting its faith in driverless trucks and unmanned drilling rigs and trains, overseeing them from the office equivalent of armchairs about 1,000km (625 South Australia will host the nation's first trial of self-driving cars on public roads this November . The mining giant has invested heavily in recent years on new technologies that allow its trucks to run At face value, this suggests a slow and gradual adoption of driverless trucks in Australia. German automaker Daimler has announced that it will soon be testing its 'platooning' technology on roads in the U. Australia's freight network is growing, with demand for road and rail freight expected to more May 2, 2016 IT'S one of the most exciting technological advances on the horizon, but the arrival of driverless vehicles could devastate Australia. Upon arriving at the dump site, the driverless trucks back up to the berm to unload. The Group's Yandicoogina, Hope Downs 4 and Nammuldi mines are the first in the world to move all of their iron ore using fully automated, driverless haulage trucks. Announcing the trial earlier this year, Premier Jay Weatherill highlighted predictions that the driverless car industry would be worth $90 billion worldwide by 2030 . Oct 17, 2015 The first two mines in the world to start moving all of their iron ore using fully remote-controlled trucks have just gone online in Western Australia's Pilbara. The world's fourth largest iron ore exporter says it will convert an additional 12 trucks at its Solomon hub mining site in the Pilbara to the autonomous haulage technology, in addition to 17 hours ago Even more of the massive trucks hauling rock around Rio Tinto's iron ore mines in the arid outback will be driverless in the years ahead as the company continues to chase efficiency savings at its pits. I knew Australia was big, but it didn't really hit me till I stood on a viewing platform hanging over a valley in the Blue Mountains. Future Truck 2025. It runs about 200 locomotives on more than 1,700km of track in the Pilbara, transporting ore from 16 mines to four ports. Terms & conditions Help. Even more of the massive trucks hauling rock around Rio Tinto's iron ore mines in the arid outback will be driverless in the years ahead as the company continues to chase efficiency savings at its pits. Dec 28, 2016 BHP Billiton, the world's largest mining company, is also deploying driverless trucks and drills on iron ore mines in Australia. The mining giant has invested heavily in recent years on new technologies that allow its trucks to run Mar 9, 2016 Rio tinto driverless truck. Rio Tinto turns to more driverless trucks 18 Dec 2017 06:06 MarketWatch MELBOURNE, Australia--Even more of the massive trucks hauling rock around Rio Tinto PLC's RIO, +2. Nov 2, 2017 The number of self-driving trucks at Australian mines has been rapidly increasing over the last year. The trucks are manufactured by Japanese company Komatsu, which has said its autonomous dump trucks had “hauled over one billion tons of overburden and minerals at large-scale mines” in Australia Oct 19, 2015 Mining giant Rio Tinto is running 69 driverless trucks at its mine sites in Pilbara, Western Australia, with workers controlling the trucks from an operations centre in Perth, 1,200 kilometres away. Last year Daimler unveiled a prototype driverless truck called Future Truck 2025, Jul 17, 2017 It's only a matter of time before an autonomous truck makes its debut on Australian roads. “In the last couple of years we can just do so much more in terms of the At face value, this suggests a slow and gradual adoption of driverless trucks in Australia. The Anglo-Australian miner is also trialling driverless trains and deploying autonomous drills in the region as it embraces new technologies to cut costs Nov 1, 2017 Gina Rinehart's $10 billion Roy Hill iron ore mine in Western Australia plans to start using driverless mining trucks in the second half of next year, as it looks to increase eventual capacity beyond its present plans of 55 million tonnes a year. Firstly Other manufactures are also pushing forward in the autonomous truck space, with Scania and Volvo both using driverless trucks in mines using both remote-control functionality and autonomous Driverless trucks make mining 'safer' say Rio Tinto. Click, Australia. About one in five transport businesses operating 50 trucks or more expect to be early adopters of driverless trucks compared with one in 25 Nov 1, 2017 Gina Rinehart's $10 billion Roy Hill iron ore mine in Western Australia plans to start using driverless mining trucks in the second half of next year, as it looks to increase eventual capacity beyond its present plans of 55 million tonnes a year. As I watched the land fall away below me, giving way to The trucks in Alberta are being used by Canadian oil company Suncor Energy, in a year-long pilot that started last year. Caterpillar Inc. But first, the mine and its associated port and rail infrastructure 17 hours ago Even more of the massive trucks hauling rock around Rio Tinto's iron ore mines in the arid outback will be driverless in the years ahead as the company continues to chase efficiency savings at its pits. About one in five transport businesses operating 50 trucks or more expect to be early adopters of driverless trucks compared with one in 25 Dec 28, 2016 BHP Billiton, the world's largest mining company, is also deploying driverless trucks and drills on iron ore mines in Australia. British mining company Rio Tinto has 73 autonomous behemoths transporting iron ore 24 hours a day in West Angelas, Australia, across four job sites, according to Jul 17, 2017 It's only a matter of time before an autonomous truck makes its debut on Australian roads. Jun 1, 2016 Western Australia's remote Pilbara region is dotted with three-storey high trucks driving themselves around the red dirt landscape. Fortescue Metals' in June announced plans to up the number of driverless trucks at its Solomon and Chichester sites. The trucks are moving all the high-grade iron ore that is mined at these sites, and can run 24 hours a day, 365 Oct 6, 2017 Komatsu's autonomous trucks, unveiled last year (Komatsu). British mining company Rio Tinto has 73 autonomous behemoths transporting iron ore 24 hours a day in West Angelas, Australia, across four job sites, according to MIT Tech Review. Chris Salisbury, the chief executive of Rio Tinto Iron Nov 26, 2012 Mining company Rio Tinto has turned to driverless trucks to operate mines in Western Australia. May 28, 2017 Drones and driverless trucks: can Australian truckies stave off job threat? Experts predict autonomous vehicles will save money and lives but drivers say human knowledge and experience are irreplaceable. 21% iron-ore mines in Australia's arid outback will be driverless in the years ahead as the company continues to chase efficiency savings at its pits Telstra joins industry initiative to explore 'truck platooning' benefits 12 Oct 2016 11:58 iTWire Telstra is partnering with US-based automated and connected vehicle technology company Peloton Technology and the Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative (ADVI) to explore the safety and fuel efficiency benefits of truck Mar 1, 2017 Rest assured, in Australia at least, truck drivers won't be out a job for many years to come – here's why. Click. . Last year Daimler unveiled a prototype driverless truck called Future Truck 2025, Dec 29, 2016 Self-driving trucks have begun to hit the roads in the United States, but they’re already hard at work in Australia. However, as Exhibit 2 shows, the expected rate of adoption varies significantly by size of fleet. “In the last couple of years we can just do so much more in terms of the Oct 19, 2015 Rio Tinto has rolled out fully automated driverless truck fleets at two of its iron ore mines in the Pilbara in Western Australia, in what it says is a world first. S, allowing large Nov 18, 2014 Robots may hold the key to preventing an industrial crisis in a country whose geography makes many key jobs undesirable. Market research by IHS Automotive says 12 million self-driving Sep 26, 2017 Road trains of driverless trucks may soon be charging along Australia's highways as new technology offers the potential for improved safety and enhanced fuel efficiency. Robots are increasingly taking roles traditionally performed by people in a wide range of sectors. Trials are already being run by large transport firms and manufacturers in Europe and the US, with considerable success. The multinational digger has just confirmed it has let the trucks roam free at the Nammuldi iron ore mine, a hole in the ground located in more or less the middle of nowhere, as the nearest town, Tom Price, May 28, 2017 Drones and driverless trucks: can Australian truckies stave off job threat? Experts predict autonomous vehicles will save money and lives but drivers say human knowledge and experience are irreplaceable. Mining giant Rio Tinto's mines Yandicoogina and Nammuldi in Pilbara, Western Australia, are the first two mines in the world to start moving all their iron ore using only automated Dec 7, 2017 Rio Tinto, one of the world's largest mining firms, is leading that transformation in its vast iron-ore operations in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Caterpillar recently announced it would supply the technology to Australia-based Fortescue Metals Group under a recent agreement. The Anglo-Australian company is a major train operator in its own right. Dec 29, 2016 Self-driving trucks have begun to hit the roads in the United States, but they're already hard at work in Australia. The giant driverless trucks patrolling one of Australia's biggest automated mines. In July, Mining Magazine reported that BHP would be doubling its autonomous fleet at Dec 28, 2016 Rio Tinto is using house-sized trucks, robotic drills, and self-driving trains to automate mining from digging to delivery