Rio Tinto pushes forward with driverless ore train ,
MELBOURNE, Australia--Driverless trains hauling iron ore across Australia's arid Pilbara region were meant to transform the mining industry, until the technology proved much trickier than companies expected But a successful test run by Rio Tinto PLC suggests the automation strategy may finally have .
At Rio Tinto’s giant private iron ore railway in the Pilbara, a relatively low-cost project to overhaul 180 locomotives to run without drivers looks like being up to three years late, costing the miner up to 30 million tonnes a year of iron ore export capacity But despite causing indefinite .
Resource Global Network | Rio Tinto steams ahead with ,
Rio Tinto (LSE:RIO) (ASX:RIO) has taken a huge step in implementing a driverless train network in its Pilbara iron ore operations The diversified mining giant completed its first long haul autonomous train journey, controlled by operatives hundreds of kilometres away, as is progresses towards the .
Rio Replacing Train Drivers Paid Like US Surgeons ,
Oct 02, 2013· Train drivers employed by Rio Tinto Group to haul iron ore across Australia’s outback make about the same money as surgeons in the US It’s little wonder the mining company will replace them with robot locomotiv The 400-plus workers in the remote Pilbara region who earn about A$240,000 ($ .
Pilbara mining workers to strike over claims - The ,
Train drivers who are members of the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union and employed by Pilbara Iron Ore and Hamersley Iron Ore voted late last night to walk off the job for 12 hours on Saturday, and have voted in favour of continued strikes of four, 12 or 24 hours in pursuit of their claims
Rio Tinto makes Australia's first driverless heavy haul ,
Rio Tinto has successfully sent a driverless iron ore train almost 100 kilometres across the Pilbara in what the company says is the first fully autonomous heavy haul train journey ever completed in Australia