Despite a successful feasibility study, Anglo American has decided against autonomous trucks.

Published On : 22 Oct 2019

Just months after BHP released plans of adding up to 500 new autonomous trucks, Anglo American has said that it will not be investing in them just yet. Instead, they have chosen to overhaul their existing fleet at the Dawson Mine in Queensland. They will re-consider autonomous trucks at a future date when whole fleet needs replacing.

Despite the study finding that the autonomous trucks would improve fleet performance, Anglo American is currently prioritising other technological advancements that are making mines safer and boosting operations.

A spokesperson said, “The accelerating pace of technological innovation, particularly in the areas of digitalisation, automation and artificial intelligence, is opening up opportunities for the mining sector to be safer, more productive and sustainable.”

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Source: https://www.australianmining.com.au/news/anglo-american-abandons-autonomous-truck-plan-in-qld/

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