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Michigan DOT considers using drones for road condition monitoring

Michigan DOT considers using drones for road condition...

Posted by Chris Hill on May 27, 2015

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has been researching the use of drones for investigating road conditions in an effort ...

This Dutch bike path could be the precursor to solar energy-capturing roads everywhere

This Dutch bike path could be the precursor to solar...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on May 22, 2015

A bike path in the Netherlands that’s shorter than a football field could be the future of energy and travel. Engineers ...

Caterpillar will pay back $1 for each gallon of fuel you burn beyond its benchmarks

Caterpillar will pay back $1 for each gallon of fuel...

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 15, 2015

This week Caterpillar unveiled a new fuel guarantee initiative that will give participating contractors $1 back for every gallon of ...

Software on John Deere, all other heavy equipment only “destroys” an antiquated idea of ownership

Software on John Deere, all other heavy equipment only...

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 13, 2015

A recent blog from WIRED criticizing the impenetrable software programs that run John Deere's ag tractors has created quite a stir ...

Topcon granted drone exemption by FAA

Topcon granted drone exemption by FAA

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 28, 2015

Topcon has received an exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration, excluding the company from the agency's current unmanned aerial systems (UAS) ...

Case CE consolidates equipment precision services under SiteSolutions umbrella

Case CE consolidates equipment precision services under...

Posted by Chris Hill on Apr 24, 2015

Case Construction Equipment has moved all of its precision services, such as telematics, into one group of services named Case ...

Komatsu reveals intelligent, hybrid machine sales figures at Intermat, says more on the way

Komatsu reveals intelligent, hybrid machine sales...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Apr 21, 2015

Komatsu’s intelligent machine initiative, now well into its second year, was top of mind during at Intermat presentation from Komatsu ...

Trimble speeds up GPS dozer grade control, intros wireless data sharing between compactors with GCS900, CCS900 systems

Trimble speeds up GPS dozer grade control, intros...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 20, 2015

GPS grade control systems can only go as fast as the machine's receivers can process the signals and hydraulic valves ...

TEST DRIVE: Caterpillar’s low-tech, K2 dozer automation allows GPS-like machine control without the price tag (PHOTOS)

TEST DRIVE: Caterpillar’s low-tech, K2 dozer...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 16, 2015

A theme I hear from contractors these days is that more than ever, they are using dozers to do finish ...

Caterpillar to crunch even more data through acquisition of marine analytics firm ESRG

Caterpillar to crunch even more data through...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 15, 2015

Just in case you didn't think Caterpillar was really serious about this whole Big Data thing, the company today announced it ...

Caterpillar doubles down on dedication to equipment data with new Analytics & Innovation division

Caterpillar doubles down on dedication to equipment...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 13, 2015

Following through on its March promise to work to begin rolling out predictive diagnostic improvements to its Produc Link telematics service ...

Komatsu unveils the D155AXi-8, its largest semi-automatic dozer yet

Komatsu unveils the D155AXi-8, its largest...

Posted by Amy Materson on Apr 06, 2015

Komatsu has once again expanded its lineup of "intelligent" earthmoving equipment. With the launch of the D155AXi-8, the heavy equipment manufacturer ...

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