The future of automation is slowly becoming a reality with autonomous cars, boats and planes being worked on but now we have autonomous trains here in Australia.
An iron ore mining company in Western Australia called Rio Tinto has recently launched a fully automated rail network. The trains travel 800 kilometers and take up to 40 hours to load up the cargo, reach their destination and unload the cargo.
There is no human interaction in the unloading and loading process of the cargo. The trains also arrive much quicker to their destination. This is because there is no need for a driver changeover thanks to the new autonomous train technology.