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Following up the report about Fortescue Metals Group planned roll out of driverless haul trucks at its Solomon mines, ABC Australia posted (Driverless mine trucks spark safety fears) about a comment by a CFMEU official stating: Gary Wood from the CFMEU’s mining and … Continue reading
Fortescue Metals Group, which owns the Solomon Ore Mines in Pilbara region of Western Australia, will put into production 12 autonomous Caterpillar 793F hauling trucks at the mines by the end of 2012. Full-scale rollout of 45 driverless vehicles is scheduled to be … Continue reading
Komatsu has developed an Autonomous Haulage System named FrontRunner. From the Komatsu’s site: Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) is a comprehensive fleet management system for mines. The dump trucks, which are equipped with vehicle controllers, a high-precision global positioning system (GPS), … Continue reading
Rio Tinto has announced that they will double their fleet of driverless haul trucks at its iron ore operations in Western Australia and deploy them at Yandicoogina, the largest mine in the Pilbara. Since December 2008 Rio Tinto has been … Continue reading
In the article The Electric Car Albatross at Eric Peters Autos, Eric talks about the problems with electric cars. Mainly their limited range, their need for specific recharging stations, and the government subsidies that are the only thing that currently … Continue reading