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Category Archives: Fleets
I’ve been planning on starting a series of posts speculating about what the future of transportation would be like if we ever reached a point where there were no drivers anywhere – a totally driverless future. Would this actually be … Continue reading
Acres and acres of wheat, corn, soybeans, and other crops. A known environment, little traffic. Driverless tractors, combines, harvesters, and other farm equipment are inevitable. Farmers are already using GPS for guidance, tracking, and record keeping. Just add a few more sensors, some … 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
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