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Automated technology continues to be tested around the world; most recently, a freight train company in Australia operated a pilot service between Wombat Junction and Paraburdoo, a distance of 100 kilometers. According to Rio Tinto, around half of its collective fleet kilometers are operated in autonomous mode with drivers on board. The company's goal is to have its AutoHaul system operational by the end of the year, assuming it receives the proper governmental approval.
More information is available by reading the article on Global Rail News.