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AASHTO survey finds increase in state DOT drone use for inspections, data collection

AASHTO survey finds increase in state DOT drone use for...

Posted by Chris Hill on Mar 29, 2016

State departments of transportation are increasing their use of drones for inspections and data collection, providing a direct bottom line ...

Highways 2.0: Transportation’s future holds drastic changes for road builders

Highways 2.0: Transportation’s future holds...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Mar 11, 2016

The Eisenhower Interstate System was a bold plan. It supercharged our economy and provided good, middle class jobs to millions of ...

AI, robotics expected to claim nearly 500,000 construction jobs by 2020

AI, robotics expected to claim nearly 500,000...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 25, 2016

An estimated 5.1 million jobs are expected to be lost in the next five years due to advances in technology, ...

Parrot unveils fixed-wing Disco drone with autopilot and an orbiting “Loiter” mode

Parrot unveils fixed-wing Disco drone with autopilot...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 19, 2016

Outside of surveying uses, the vast majority of construction applications for unmanned aircraft require multi-rotor drones like DJI's Phantom series. ...

A drone on hire from the new DroneBase service, hovers during a residential job.

2016 Innovations Awards: Year of the Drone headlines 3...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 08, 2016

In the past year, no other technology has shown more potential to impact – and improve – more parts of ...

2016 Innovations Award Winner: Volvo CE Density Direct compaction system

2016 Innovations Award Winner: Volvo CE Density Direct...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jan 08, 2016

Algorithms seem to rule the world now, with these programming juggernauts turning massive amounts of data into usable concepts. It’s ...

2016 Innovations Award Winner: Vermeer Insite productivity tools

2016 Innovations Award Winner: Vermeer Insite...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 08, 2016

As Jon Kuyers tells it, Vermeer team members started to notice something when they visited contractors. “We’d go to a ...

Ford wants the F-150 to be a “drone base station” for mobile deployment

Ford wants the F-150 to be a “drone base...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 08, 2016

As we concluded with our 2016 Innovations Awards, no other technology more than drones in 2015 showed more potential to impact the ...

Caterpillar studying how drones can enhance heavy equipment production

Caterpillar studying how drones can enhance heavy...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 07, 2016

Caterpillar is continuing the emphasis it has placed on predictive machine analytics in the last year with a collaboration that ...

N. Carolina DOT issues its own drone guidelines for recreational operation

N. Carolina DOT issues its own drone guidelines for...

Posted by Chris Hill on Dec 22, 2015

The “First in Flight” state is offering drone user guidelines for all those new to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in ...

10th Day of Construction Gifts: Blade Nano QX drone for beginners to (crash and) learn with

10th Day of Construction Gifts: Blade Nano QX drone for...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 18, 2015

If you've spent any time at all reading this site, you're likely aware that drones are by far and away ...

FAA to require online drone registration starting Dec. 21

FAA to require online drone registration starting Dec....

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 15, 2015

Following the advice of recently disclosed findings by an agency task force, the Federal Aviation Administration has announced the official drone registration ...

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