(Heart of Illinois ABC) – Construction company Caterpillar is celebrating the new technology – mining trucks that drive themselves.
The huge truck is hands-free – the driver can be anywhere on the planet to operate it.
Engineers tell us the autonomous technology was designed and developed right in Central Illinois nearly 30 years ago and it creates a safer experience for mine workers.
“The advantage for the customer is you have really really high productivity and very very high safety,” said Fred Rio, product manager for construction industries digital technology.
You can get a glimpse of the massive 794AC mining truck and a tour of the inside at the Caterpillar Visitor’s Center.
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