Cab-less haul truck approaching

The first cab-less, autonomous mine haul truck is “not far away” according to Caterpillar surface mining and technology division vice president Jean Savage, pointing to the mining industry’s growing confidence in technological change

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Speaking on the sidelines of the 2018 AusIMM Global Mining Leaders conference in Perth, Western Australia, with Asia-Pacific mining manager Andrew Ransley, Savage foresees a very different, typical mine site in the next five-to-10 years.

But she said any genuine disruption would depend on the industry's appetite for change.

Savage noted Caterpillar had introduced its first au...