Canadian oil sands giant testing autonomous haul trucks
The vast boreal forests of northern Alberta, Canada, contain some of the largest oil sands mines in the world. While many of the operations have become in-situ — where the viscous, tarry substance known as bitumen is melted with steam and pumped back to the surface — a good number of them are open-pit mines, where operators rely on gigantic haul trucks and mining shovels to unearth and transport the sticky oil sands for eventual processing into crude oil.
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