Branch News (2011)

CAT in major autonomous truck milestone with Fortescue deal…while Rio doubles its Komatsu driverless fleet


Caterpillar has made a key announcement on the progress of its autonomous truck program. Together with Australian dealer, WesTrac, CAT has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Fortescue Metals Group to implement an autonomous mining solution for Fortescue’s new Solomon iron ore mine.

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Rio Tinto doubles driverless truck fleet in next phase of Mine of the Future


Rio Tinto doubles its fleet of driverless haul trucks at its iron ore operations in Western Australia and deploy them at Yandicoogina, the largest mine in the Pilbara.

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