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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 ...

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 Wayne Grayson 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 ...

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 ...

Mi Drive app helps Michigan motorists navigate around construction zones

Mi Drive app helps Michigan motorists navigate around...

Posted by Chris Hill on Apr 17, 2015

The Michigan Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) free Mi Drive app, which has reached more than 40,000 downloads since its launch ...

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 ...

Technology is changing transportation at high speed. How DOTs can adapt now

Technology is changing transportation at high speed....

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 16, 2015

As the world changes with the rapid advancement of connected devices and technologies, so must the transportation industry. In a ...

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 ...

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