Mining firm says first autonomous freight prepare community is absolutely operational

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Autonomous train in Western Australia

Enlarge / Rio Tinto’s AutoHaul autonomous prepare in Western Australia. (credit score: Rio Tinto)

On Friday, main mining company Rio Tinto reported that its AutoHaul autonomous prepare system in Western Australia had logged greater than 1 million km (620,000 mi) since July 2018, S&P World Platts reported. Rio Tinto calls it is now-fully-operational autonomous prepare system the most important robotic on the earth.

The prepare system serves 14 mines that ship to 4 port terminals. Two mines which can be closest to a port terminal will retain human engineers as a result of they’re very brief strains, in line with Perth Now.

The prepare system took ten years to construct and price Rio Tinto AUD $1.three billion (USD $916 million) to implement. The trains are remotely monitored by a crew positioned 1,500 km (932 mi) away in Perth.

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