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Rio Tinto Plans to Use Driverless Trains to Ship Iron Ore in Australia

Rio Tinto is set to use driverless iron ore trains in Western Australia in 2018, the world No. 2 miner of the steelmaking commodity said on Monday after completing its first long-haul journey with a completely autonomous locomotive. The 100-km …

Autonomous Cargo Ships Expected to Revolutionize (Disrupt) Shipping

BHP Billiton Ltd., the world’s biggest mining company, is studying the introduction of giant, automated cargo ships to carry everything from iron ore to coal as part of a strategic shift that may disrupt the $334 billion global shipping industry. …

Railroad Industry Being Left Behind in Drive to Autonomous Transportation

Peter Mills sees an inconsistency. One arm of the U.S. Department of Transportation is recommending two-person crews be required for freight trains as another plans to spend billions to help develop driverless technology for long-haul trucks. “Anything that tilts the …