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Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Webinar - Rio Tinto's AutoHaul - The World's First Fully Autonomous Train

Start Date: 9/19/2023 9:30 AM EDT
End Date: 9/19/2023 10:30 AM EDT

Venue Name: Zoom

Organization Name: League of Railway Women

Kathryn Keeler
Email: kkeeler@railwaywomen.org
Phone: (763) 253-4342

Event Description

Rio Tinto’s AutoHaul® system, is the first fully autonomous heavy haul railway system in the world. Trains up to 2.5km long can travel autonomously around Rio Tinto’s rail network, without a driver on board. Trains depart from one of two coastal ports and travel up to 500km to 15 mines, where they are loaded with over 25 thousand tonnes of ore and returned to the port, autonomously.

This project is a first of its kind, breaking new ground. Consequently, the technologies, systems, and processes developed provide a solid foundation for others to emulate. As a result, Rio Tinto has hosted delegations from railway companies from other states and overseas who are eager to understand and witness firsthand what has been accomplished.

The attendees will learn how this technology has delivered impressive results, with average round-trip speed improvements of approximately 6%. Additionally, there are extra benefits resulting from the elimination of three driver changeovers. Furthermore, there are safety advantages linked to the removal of over 1.5 million kilometers per annum of light vehicle travel that Train Drivers previously needed to undertake to meet train requirements.

Registration Fees
LRW Member Registration: Free

Non-Member/Public Registration: $25

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 9/19/2023 9:30 AM

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