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Cat 785 mining haul truck dumping material at a mine site.

Autonomous trucks at ioneer lithium mine

Enormous 140-metric-ton autonomous Cat trucks loaded with lithium-boron ore will be driving themselves around on the very first day of operations at ioneer Ltd.'s Rhyolite Ridge project in... — Updated 9/27/2022

 
Caterpillar haul truck mining autonomous vehicle MINExpo 500 Cats globally video

500 giant driverless Cat mining trucks

A two-story-tall mining truck hauling more than half a million pounds of rock may not seem like the best choice for perfecting the science of autonomous travel. As it turns out, however, mines... — Updated 8/5/2022 Full story

 
Pilbara iron mining bulk tonnage autonomous haulage convoy

Autonomous convoys to deliver WA iron ore

The economics of mining bulk tonnage commodities such as iron ore often hinge upon the ability to economically deliver millions of tons of product per year to global markets. Typically, trains... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
Boliden Komatsu autonomous equipment FrontRunner haulage system Aitik mine

Boliden to automate copper mine trucks

Looking to get the most out of its 53-year-old Aitik copper-gold-silver mine, European mining giant Boliden has ordered Komatsu's FrontRunner autonomous haulage system for 11 ultra-class 930E-5... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
Las Vegas Rio Tinto Caterpillar MINExpo electric equipment Australia Gudai-Darri

Enormous zero-emissions mine truck pact

Rio Tinto and Caterpillar have entered into an agreement to develop and deploy around 35 Cat 793 zero-emissions autonomous haul trucks to Gudai-Darri, an already technically advanced iron ore... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions Automine Concept autonomous underground

Secret Sandvik Automine loader unveiled

In the depths of its test mine and lab in Tampere, Finland, Sandvik has secretly been carrying out underground tests on a cabinless, electrified, and automated concept loader that showcases the... — Updated 7/12/2022 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
SafeAI retrofit autonomous heavy equipment mining construction California

SafeAI opts to retrofit autonomous trucks

A single mine haul truck can cost up to $5 million, so adapting a single large mine to autonomous haulage can cost in the tens or even hundreds of millions. SafeAI Inc. is taking the retrofit... — Updated 7/12/2022

 

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