International Mining Industry

Mining annual cost savings estimator helps justify technology investment in automation

Source: International Mining

Date: 05.02.14

http://www.im-mining.com/2014/02/05/mining-annual-cost-savings-estimator-helps-justify-technology-investment-in-automation/

Haulage Goes Autonomous

Source: Mining-technology.com

Date: 28.07.11

http://www.mining-technology.com/features/feature125450/

Is 2011 the breakthrough year for autonomous mining systems on sites all over the world? Michael Murphy, technology manager for Caterpillar's global corporate mining, talks to Elisabeth Fischer about how far autonomous technology has come in realising the future vision of a completely autonomous mine.

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

Source: International Mining

Date: 06.07.11

http://www.im-mining.com/2011/07/06/cat-in-major-autonomous-truck-milestone-with-fortescue-dealwhile-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.
Rio Tinto doubles driverless truck fleet in next phase of Mine of the Future

Source: Rio Tinto Media release

Date: 08.06.11

http://riotinto.com/media/18435_media_releases_20677.asp

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.