04 October 2017 Aus & New Zealand

Rio Tinto Completes First Fully Autonomous Rail Journey

Rio Tinto has successfully completed the first fully autonomous rail journey at its iron ore operations in the Pilbara region of Western Australia as the company progresses toward full commissioning of the AutoHaul® project in late 2018. The nearly 100-kilometre pilot run was completed without a driver on board, making it the first fully autonomous heavy haul train journey ever completed in Australia. The journey was completed safely, being closely monitored in real-time by Rio Tinto teams and

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