Driverless platoons set to cut cost of mineral haulage
Published: Saturday, 26 August 2017
Automated trucks used on mine sites could soon offer cost savings on the roads, Rose Pengelly, IM Correspondent, discovers.
Giant convoys or "platoons" of driverless trucks could soon
slash the cost of transporting large volumes of minerals by
road, making it more economical to produce low value industrial
minerals at significant distances from end markets. Both
haulage firms and some of the world’s leading
mining companies are investing heavily in...