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By Shane Lasley
Mining News 

Will autonomous trucks shrink mines?

Metal Tech News - October 19, 2022

 

Last updated 10/18/2022 at 2:31pm

A Cat loader dumps iron ore into a Scania autonomous mining truck.

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A 40-metric-ton Scania autonomous truck being loaded with iron ore at Rio Tinto's Channar Mine in Western Australia.

Rio Tinto, Scania are reimagining mining with more agile and efficient self-driving truck.

Will the automation and electrification of mining trucks shrink the size of equipment used to dig up and haul ore and waste rock at mines around the globe? Rio Tinto believes it could and has teamed up with Scania to develop more energy-efficient and agile autonomous haul trucks at the Channar ir...



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