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Driverless trucks: Peering into the technological future of the oilsands

Suncor Energy Inc., Canada’s largest oil company, has entered into a multi-year agreement with Komatsu Ltd., the Japanese manufacturer of earthmoving and construction machines, to purchase new heavy haulers for its oilsands operations north of Fort McMurray, Alberta.

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Robot kills autoworker at Volkswagen plant

A robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen’s production plants in Germany, the automaker said Wednesday.

VIDEO: Rio Tinto’s robot army: MINING.COM

Rio Tinto expects have more than 40 trucks operating autonomously across three sites in the Pilbara by early 2014

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Australia’s big miners add more driverless trucks: MINING.COM

Australia’s biggest mining companies plan to add more driverless trucks to their operations in the western Pilbara region to reduce costs and protect profits.

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