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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 ...

Trailer’s GPS signal leads to recovery of $500k worth of stolen heavy equipment in South Carolina

Trailer’s GPS signal leads to recovery of $500k...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 05, 2016

When we talk about installing GPS tracking onto heavy equipment, we're usually talking about the big stuff: dozers, loaders, excavators, ...

Mujjo makes premium gloves with touchscreen capabilities

Mujjo makes premium gloves with touchscreen...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Dec 24, 2015

Yeah it's cold outside­—­and isn't it loads of fun to have to wrestle your gloves off just to answer your ...

The future has arrived: 5D Robotics has developed autonomous heavy equipment tech for United Rentals with a distinct human element

The future has arrived: 5D Robotics has developed...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Dec 23, 2015

It's happening again. A technology that got a lukewarm reception in the consumer markets is in the first stages of ...

Collect equipment data easily and accurately on smartphones with Mobile Equipchat

Collect equipment data easily and accurately on...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Dec 23, 2015

Mobile Equipchat is an equipment data­tracking app recently launched by OEM Data Delivery. Available on Android devices and soon to be ...

Industrial analytics firm, Caterpillar partner Uptake named “Hottest Startup of 2015” by Forbes

Industrial analytics firm, Caterpillar partner Uptake...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 22, 2015

Even Forbes admits it's a bit surprised to find Uptake, an analytics firm whose customers are entirely based in industrial ...

11th Day of Construction Gifts: LifeProof Fre Power waterproof iPhone battery case

11th Day of Construction Gifts: LifeProof Fre Power...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 21, 2015

Though we went with another case for our pick as the no. 1 rugged smartphone case for construction thanks to ...

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 ...

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