Driverless platoons set to cut cost of mineral haulage

By IM Staff
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...

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