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By Shane Lasley
Metal Tech News 

Australia invests $27M in mining technology

Aims to stay a global leader in mining IoT, copper exports Metal Tech News Weekly Edition – January 8, 2020


Last updated 7/1/2022 at 12:08pm

Autonomous self driving mining truck equipment at Australian mines

Rio Tinto

Internet of Things and other emerging technologies allow for autonomous trucks, such as these at the Rio Tinto's iron ore mines in Western Australia, to haul ore and other materials.

Australia, which already sits at the cutting edge of mining innovation, is investing heavily into ensuring Aussie miners remain on the cusp of emerging technologies that make the sector more efficient, sustainable and safer.

Toward this goal, the Australian government and private sector partners are investing more than A$27 million in mining technologies, training and research.

This includes A$...

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