Imperial Oil Testing World’s Largest Autonomous Trucks At Kearl

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Imperial Oil Testing World’s Largest Autonomous Trucks At Kearl

The world’s largest driverless truck has been successfully deployed at an oilsands mine north of Fort McMurray.

In its second-quarter update last week, Imperial Oil said back in June they moved the first payload using a fully autonomous 400-ton haul truck at its Kearl site.

“This is the largest autonomous truck put into a productive operating environment,” the report says.

Imperial’s testing program is targeted to ramp up to a fleet of seven by the end of the year.

This comes on the heels of Suncor’s announcement back in Januarythat they will be deploying 150 autonomous vehicles over six-years at its mines, starting with North Steepbank – located 25 km north of Fort McMurray.

It is expected to be the largest investments in electric autonomous trucks in the world.
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