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Wheel loader as a lower-cost finish-grader? With Trimble’s new GPS system, it’s possible

Wheel loader as a lower-cost finish-grader? With...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 08, 2016

Say again? GPS on a wheel loader? That was our first reaction too, but after talking to Jeff Drake, business area ...

Google’s autonomous car (sort of) causes its first fender bender

Google’s autonomous car (sort of) causes its...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Mar 03, 2016

For likely the first time in history, an autonomous car has caused a traffic accident. Well, it's at least partially at fault. According ...

Topcon unveils robotic LPS concrete paving system

Topcon unveils robotic LPS concrete paving system

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Mar 01, 2016

Topcon Positioning Group has introduced a local positioning system for concrete paving for use when GNSS signals aren't available. The company ...

Caterpillar unveils the S60: the first phone with a built-in FLIR thermal camera is Cat’s most powerful yet

Caterpillar unveils the S60: the first phone with a...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 19, 2016

When Caterpillar launched its first Android smartphone, the B15, back in 2013, it was unclear just what the company expected ...

The SiteWatch 700 is a solar-powered, streaming jobsite surveillance system with any-device access

The SiteWatch 700 is a solar-powered, streaming jobsite...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 18, 2016

Thanks to advances in cameras and the reliability of wireless networks in recent years mobile surveillance towers are officially a ...

Preco VideoLink II adds audible, radar object detection to in-cab camera backup camera systems

Preco VideoLink II adds audible, radar object detection...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 12, 2016

Backup cameras are good. Radar object detection systems are even better when it comes to preventing accidents. At the World ...

Time-tracking app busybusy releases major update aimed at better serving larger construction firms

Time-tracking app busybusy releases major update aimed...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 11, 2016

Digital timesheet app busybusy has made a few changes that improve the app's ability to facilitate larger construction firms. We first reported ...

AR hard hat maker Daqri expands leadership, including hire of former SpaceX exec

AR hard hat maker Daqri expands leadership, including...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 11, 2016

We went nearly a year without much news from Daqri, the tech company behind a new hard hat equipped with ...

Trimble’s new HV302G interior construction laser features visible green beam

Trimble’s new HV302G interior construction laser...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 10, 2016

During the World of Concrete show last week in Las Vegas, Trimble introduced a new interior construction laser that self-levels ...

John Deere unveils 700K SmartGrade dozer, integrating Topcon system with machine refinements to accelerate operator productivity

John Deere unveils 700K SmartGrade dozer, integrating...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 08, 2016

"One of the biggest challenges our customers tell us they have is finding skilled labor," says Liz Quinn, product marketing ...

Away with the masts, Topcon’s new 3D-MC Max GNSS blade control boosts speed, precision and accuracy

Away with the masts, Topcon’s new 3D-MC Max GNSS...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 05, 2016

Automated blade control using GNSS signals has been the most revolutionary earthmoving technology of the last decade and now it ...

Trimble launches DG613, DG813 pipe lasers with more compact design, radio remote control

Trimble launches DG613, DG813 pipe lasers with more...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 04, 2016

At World of Concrete, Trimble has introduced two of its newest Spectra Precision pipe laser models, the DG613 and DG813. ...

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