A trial of automated-vehicle technology is under way in Australia aiming to develop technology for the automated operation of large Hot Metal Carriers (HMC). Results are said to be applicable for adoption of autonomous-vehicle control for the automotive sector. A Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) team has been running a trial on a manned operational HMC at Rio Tinto Aluminium Ltd.’s smelter at Bell Bay, Tasmania, since June, with key components being ...

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