As many of the elements of this ‘second economy’ are not yet present in Canada, this policy brief brings together the • Underground miners have found the conditions more difficult evidence on the leading edge of change from Australia to highlight to develop and apply advanced new technologies—although what we might see over time in Canada. [...] As is always the case with the application of new technology, This Policy Brief focuses on developments in Australia, which is in some parts of the world there is a technological revolution considered a global leader in technological innovation in mining. [...] Mining Services (software) Rio’s “mine of the future”7 continues to evolve with the development and deployment of an extensive range of The most “sci-fi” like technologies are appearing in the open-pit autonomous equipment. [...] In July 2018 it was reported that Rio’s “autonomous train, consisting of three locomotives and PHOTO CREDIT: ISTOCK BY GETTY IMAGES carrying around 28,000 tonnes of iron ore, travelled more than 280 kilometres from Rio Tinto’s mining operations in Tom Price to The first technology of significance is the haul truck, the the port of Cape Lambert10. [...] That is, they about the applicability of the technology in Canada because are self-driving and can determine when to stop and manoeuvre of the difficulties of port access and problems of cold weather.
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