FMG turns to robot cars

NOT satisfied with running the largest fleet of autonomous trucks in Australia, Fortescue Metals Group has turned its mind to autonomous cars.

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Dr Fang Chen (left), FMG deputy CEO Julie Shuttleworth, Paul Lucey and Peter Long with the Chevy Silverado being used for the autonomous light vehicle trial at Christmas Creek.

The company has established a research and development centre based in Karratha, Western Australia to explore ways to apply autonomous mobility technology in an urban environment.