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Drones, on-demand: DroneBase pilot rentals let construction firms reap benefits of aerial imaging without risk

Drones, on-demand: DroneBase pilot rentals let...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 26, 2015

If the momentum of unmanned aircraft and the subsequent uptick of interest in the technology seen from the construction industry ...

Caterpillar partners with Modustri to provide immediate parts wear inspection data in the field

Caterpillar partners with Modustri to provide immediate...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 17, 2015

The latest in a growing string of tech investments and partnerships for the company, Caterpillar announced today a collaboration that will ...

Ohio’s Danis Building the second construction firm granted drone exemption by FAA

Ohio’s Danis Building the second construction...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 15, 2015

A large Ohio construction firm will soon begin to fly drones regularly over its jobsites with the good graces of ...

City of Lexington uses high-tech SUV to analyze pavement conditions and prioritize projects

City of Lexington uses high-tech SUV to analyze...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jun 05, 2015

Lexington, Kentucky, officials are spending nearly $400,000 to assess the condition of the city’s roads using lasers, cameras, and GPS ...

Volvo CE’s new SmartCare service will monitor and translate your telematics data for you

Volvo CE’s new SmartCare service will monitor and...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 03, 2015

Volvo Construction Equipment has launched a new fleet management assistance service that takes the manufacturer's dealer involvement to a new ...

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 ...

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 ...

REVIEW: Can Lemur’s $100 BlueDriver device and app match up to a $3,000 OBD-II scan tool?

REVIEW: Can Lemur’s $100 BlueDriver device and...

Posted by Bruce Smith on Apr 23, 2015

Turn your smartphone or tablet into a $3,000 scan tool for $100? Sounds a bit far-fetched. Is the Lemur BlueDriver more gimmick than genuine? ...

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 ...

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