Self-Driving Trucks Will Transport Limestone in a Norwegian Mine

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An often-overlooked use for autonomous driving technology is in industrial applications, where raw materials have to be shipped from point A to point B.

In what automaker Volvo calls its “first commercial autonomous solution transporting from an open pit mine to a nearby port,” six existing autonomous will be upgraded with sophisticated tech, allowing them to deliver raw to a crusher three miles away without any human interaction.

Enemy Mine

If anything does go wrong, it will be up to Volvo fix it — in fact, Volvo claims full responsibility of the transportation of goods. Otherwise it won’t get paid.

One big advantage: higher efficiency, as the self-driving trucks can operate during the day and night.

Truck Drivers

That also means fewer truck drivers on the payroll. We have yet to find out the effects of that shift on the economy. But it’s a trend that’s here to say — more and more driverless commercial trucks are planning to hit the road in the very near future, developed by autonomous driving juggernauts like Waymo.

Volvo’s mine trucks bring us yet another step closer to a future where pretty much any vehicle — self-driving taxis, and industrial trucks alike — can take care of driving without the intervention of humans.

READ MORE: Volvo’s self-driving trucks will haul limestone from a mine [Engadget]


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