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The World's first fully autonomous dump truck leaving Minexpo 2016



Komatsu introduced us to their “Innovative Autonomous Haulage Vehicle” at Minexpo 2016. This is a video of it moving out of the Las Vegas convention center after the show.

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  1. just wait for the '…*S' version with wireless remote included*
    *sold separately
    *batteries not included
    *may explode if put in fire

  2. Doesn't seem to be a very good idea unless it's. Controlled by GPS ,but puts people out of work down side for sure companies always thinking of the pocketbook ,you can't take.it with u when u die

  3. Instead of whining about how many drivers will lose their jobs, why not ask what benefits accrue to autonomous trucks? What's the payoff for the pit owner? I have yet to see any such explication.

  4. So many armchair engineers. For those who don't understand, this truck was at Mine Expo in Las Vegas, not at a mine. A mine will have a road network with load points, dump points, fuel station,…etc. There is no haulage network at a convention center. The remote control is so they can move the truck around in places where there is no network (the assembly yard at the mine, the service shop, a busy convention center…). At a mine site they will run around with a fleet of their buddies and a dispatcher will monitor them from a central location.
    The cab-less design and all-wheel steering are pretty cool since the trucks do not have to turn, stop, and backup under the shovel or into the crusher/dump. They can just drive straight in. That would save so much time on the haulage cycle.
    For those worried about drivers when was the last time you saw a milkman, a truck deliver ice to a home, a switchboard operator, or a telegraph operator? The technology may replace some jobs, but it will also create others and there will always be mines and quarries with human drivers.

  5. This show is the biggest waste of money they spend millions on getting it there 6 weeks to set it up and 4 day show a 6 weeks to take take apart and ship it out close to 30 million for a 4 day show is dumb

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