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Larger autonomous fleet for Rio's Pilbara operation

Rio Tinto (LN:RIO) has decided to expand its fleet of autonomous trucks at its Pilbara iron ore operations by 50% and signed deals with Caterpillar (US:CAT) and Komatsu (JP:6301).

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The fleet expansion will make a significant contribution to Rio's US$5 billion productivity drive

Komatsu will retrofit 29 haul trucks with Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) starting next year, with the Brockman 4 operation to run entirely in AHS mode by mid-2019.

A further 19 Caterpil...