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By Shane Lasley
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500 giant driverless Cat mining trucks

Caterpillar celebrates major autonomous equipment milestone Metal Tech News - February 4, 2022


Last updated 8/5/2022 at 10:38am

Caterpillar haul truck mining autonomous vehicle MINExpo 500 Cats globally video

Shane Lasley

A Cat 794 AC autonomous mining truck with a payload capacity of 327 tons (654,000 pounds) on display at MINExpo 2021, a mining convention held last September in Las Vegas.

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 provide an ideal controlled testing ground for autonomous vehicles, and Caterpillar Inc. has been at the forefront of pioneering autonomous haulage systems for mining operations around the world.

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