Caterpillar's Driverless Trucks Pay Off for FMG

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Caterpillar's Driverless Trucks Pay Off for FMG

By Ben Harvey, The West Australian
Caterpillar’s global mining head Denise Johnson in front of a 240-tonne 793 at the WesTrac facility in South Guildford. Picture: Simon Santi.

Caterpillar’s global mining head Denise Johnson in front of a 240-tonne 793 at the WesTrac facility in South Guildford. Picture: Simon Santi.

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Originally published by The West Australian

There’s nobody at the wheel at Fortescue Metals Group. And it’s paying dividends. ... The 47 Caterpillar 793 trucks which Fortescue obtained from WesTrac are robotic — steadily plodding their way around mine sites as sensors send information to powerful computers for processing and new instructions for the 240-tonne workhorse.

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Keywords: Innovation & Technology | Caterpillar Inc. | Fortescue Metals Group | The West Australian | sustainability

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