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

Posted by Chris Hill on June 05, 2015

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

Lexington, Kentucky, officials are spending nearly $400,000 to assess the condition of the city’s roads using lasers, cameras, and GPS equipment in an effort to better prioritize repaving and repair ...

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Equipment

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

Posted by Wayne Grayson on June 03, 2015

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

Volvo Construction Equipment has launched a new fleet management assistance service that takes the manufacturer's dealer involvement to a new level. The new SmartCare service will include three tiers:Basic, Plus and ...

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Equipment

Komatsu unveils D65PXi-18 semi-automatic dozer, expanding intelligent machine lineup to 7

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 27, 2015

Komatsu unveils D65PXi-18 semi-automatic dozer, expanding intelligent machine lineup to 7

Komatsu has added yet another dozer to its lineup of machines equipped with intelligent Machine Control, the company's semi-automatic earthmoving tech. Situated between its largest iMC dozer, the recently-unveiled D155AXi-8, and the ...

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State/Local Government

Michigan DOT considers using drones for road condition monitoring

Posted by Chris Hill on May 27, 2015

Michigan DOT considers using drones for road condition monitoring

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has been researching the use of drones for investigating road conditions in an effort to speed up such inspections and keep workers out of ...

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Better Roads News

This Dutch bike path could be the precursor to solar energy-capturing roads everywhere

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on May 22, 2015

This Dutch bike path could be the precursor to solar energy-capturing roads everywhere

A bike path in the Netherlands that’s shorter than a football field could be the future of energy and travel. Engineers built the 229-foot test track with a solar road surface. ...

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Equipment

Caterpillar will pay back $1 for each gallon of fuel you burn beyond its benchmarks

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 15, 2015

Caterpillar will pay back $1 for each gallon of fuel you burn beyond its benchmarks

This week Caterpillar unveiled a new fuel guarantee initiative that will give participating contractors $1 back for every gallon of diesel their newly acquired machines burn above the benchmarked rates ...

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Equipment

Software on John Deere, all other heavy equipment only “destroys” an antiquated idea of ownership

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 13, 2015

Software on John Deere, all other heavy equipment only “destroys” an antiquated idea of ownership

A recent blog from WIRED criticizing the impenetrable software programs that run John Deere's ag tractors has created quite a stir in the equipment community. In a nutshell, the the author Kyle ...

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Equipment

What it’s like to operate a self-driving big rig: First ride in Freightliner’s autonomous Inspiration (PHOTOS)

Posted by Jack Roberts on May 11, 2015

What it’s like to operate a self-driving big rig: First ride in Freightliner’s autonomous Inspiration (PHOTOS)

I just finished a drive into the future. And it was pretty uneventful. I mean that in the most positive sense possible. Last week, Freightliner unveiled both an $80 million SuperTruck it previewed ...

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Equipment

Caterpillar invests in, adds dealer inventory to Yard Club, an online contractor-to-contractor equipment rental service

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 07, 2015

Caterpillar invests in, adds dealer inventory to Yard Club, an online contractor-to-contractor equipment rental service

Most contractors outside of San Francisco have likely never heard of Yard Club. But thanks to an investment from and substantial partnership with Caterpillar, that's about to change. Caterpillar announced today ...

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Equipment

Freightliner unveils first self-driving truck that will roam U.S. highways legally (PHOTOS)

Posted by Jack Roberts on May 05, 2015

A closer look at the front end.

Freightliner did it. If you’re one of the many who scoffed at the idea of a commercially-viable self-driving truck, or at best figured such technology was years—if not decades—away, you need ...

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Business

Material Tracker site matches contractors for receiving construction materials or dumping excess

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 01, 2015

Material Tracker site matches contractors for receiving construction materials or dumping excess

In its sales pitch, Material Tracker makes a scary-good point: "Unknowingly, you may have driven past a dump site that could help save time, fuel costs and make more money." Having too ...

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Equipment

Topcon granted drone exemption by FAA

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 28, 2015

Topcon granted drone exemption by FAA

Topcon has received an exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration, excluding the company from the agency's current unmanned aerial systems (UAS) guidelines that until now have prohibited it from commercial operation ...

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Better Roads News

TRB webinar to focus on protecting transportation infrastructure from hackers, data loss

Posted by Chris Hill on April 27, 2015

TRB webinar to focus on protecting transportation infrastructure from hackers, data loss

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) is hosting a webinar to review ways to protect transportation infrastructure from cyber “incidents” May 13, 2-4 p.m. eastern. The program will review materials recently developed ...

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Equipment

Case CE consolidates equipment precision services under SiteSolutions umbrella

Posted by Chris Hill on April 24, 2015

Case CE consolidates equipment precision services under SiteSolutions umbrella

Case Construction Equipment has moved all of its precision services, such as telematics, into one group of services named Case SiteSolutions. The company says this move will create a “360-degree” business ...

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Equipment

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

Posted by Bruce Smith on April 23, 2015

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

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? That’s the question we wanted to find out. Scan tools are ...

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Safety

Construction firms donate $1 million to establish high-tech construction safety lab at Oregon State University

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 21, 2015

Construction firms donate $1 million to establish high-tech construction safety lab at Oregon State University

Two North Dakota construction firms have donated a large grant in order to help establish the premier laboratory in the U.S. for the study of industry safety in Oregon. Knife River Corp. ...

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State/Local Government

Mi Drive app helps Michigan motorists navigate around construction zones

Posted by Chris Hill on April 17, 2015

Mi Drive app helps Michigan motorists navigate around construction zones

The Michigan Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) free Mi Drive app, which has reached more than 40,000 downloads since its launch in November 2014, helps motorists find alternate routes around construction ...

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Equipment

TEST DRIVE: Caterpillar’s low-tech, K2 dozer automation allows GPS-like machine control without the price tag (PHOTOS)

Posted by Tom Jackson on April 16, 2015

TEST DRIVE: Caterpillar’s low-tech, K2 dozer automation allows GPS-like machine control without the price tag (PHOTOS)

A theme I hear from contractors these days is that more than ever, they are using dozers to do finish grade passes. Motor graders can do this too, but a motor ...

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Business

Caterpillar to crunch even more data through acquisition of marine analytics firm ESRG

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 15, 2015

Caterpillar to crunch even more data through acquisition of marine analytics firm ESRG

Just in case you didn't think Caterpillar was really serious about this whole Big Data thing, the company today announced it has completed the acquisition of a marine industry analytics company. Caterpillar ...

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Business

Caterpillar doubles down on dedication to equipment data with new Analytics & Innovation division

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 13, 2015

Caterpillar doubles down on dedication to equipment data with new Analytics & Innovation division

Following through on its March promise to work to begin rolling out predictive diagnostic improvements to its Produc Link telematics service "in the coming months," Caterpillar has announced the creation of ...

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Equipment

Komatsu unveils the D155AXi-8, its largest semi-automatic dozer yet

Posted by Amy Materson on April 06, 2015

Komatsu unveils the D155AXi-8, its largest semi-automatic dozer yet

Komatsu has once again expanded its lineup of "intelligent" earthmoving equipment. With the launch of the D155AXi-8, the heavy equipment manufacturer now offers six machines with what its intelligent machine control ...

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Equipment

INSIDE IC: Though intelligent compaction is still being refined, the tech already offers plenty of value

Posted by Equipment World Staff on April 02, 2015

INSIDE IC: Though intelligent compaction is still being refined, the tech already offers plenty of value

While intelligent compaction (IC) has been popular in Europe for some time, it’s only in the past decade that it began gaining ground in the United States. As with any ...

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Better Roads News

How DOTs could use drones to assess infrastructure damage from natural disasters

Posted by Chris Hill on March 31, 2015

How DOTs could use drones to assess infrastructure damage from natural disasters

Researchers from the University of New Mexico (UNM), San Diego State University, and BAE Systems are working on a prototype drone system that could be used to detect and map ...

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Equipment

Navistar’s comprehensive OnCommand telematics service is now free on all International trucks

Posted by James Jaillet on March 27, 2015

Navistar’s comprehensive OnCommand telematics service is now free on all International trucks

Navistar’s OnCommand Connection remote diagnostics system will now be free and standard on all 2007 and newer model International trucks, the company announced this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville. It ...

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Tech

If construction wants to tap the millennial workforce, industry must abandon tribal knowledge for Web reference

Posted by Tom Jackson on March 25, 2015

If construction wants to tap the millennial workforce, industry must abandon tribal knowledge for Web reference

Last week while attending the Association of Equipment Management Professionals Management Conference and Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, I heard a term I'd never heard before: "tribal knowledge." I thought it sounded ...

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Equipment

Construction on first drone business park in the U.S. to begin soon

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 25, 2015

Construction on first drone business park in the U.S. to begin soon

The former home of B-1B bombers and current home to the RQ-4 Global Hawk drone, North Dakota's Grand Forks Air Force Base will soon become host to the first business ...

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Tech

AEM/AEMP draft telematics standard should be ready for integration by end of April

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 24, 2015

AEM/AEMP draft telematics standard should be ready for integration by end of April

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers has announced that its draft telematics standard, developed jointly with the Association of Equipment Management Professionals, should be ready for OEMs and fleet managers to ...

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Equipment

In-cab video monitoring with telematics driver scoring brings big benefits to truck fleets

Posted by Tom Jackson on March 23, 2015

In-cab video monitoring with telematics driver scoring brings big benefits to truck fleets

One of the biggest concerns fleet managers have is the safety of their drivers and operators and there is no better way to improve the safety of trucks and equipment ...

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Equipment

“Embrace disruptive technology or go out of business,” AEMP telematics, tech seminar warns contractors

Posted by Tom Jackson on March 20, 2015

“Embrace disruptive technology or go out of business,” AEMP telematics, tech seminar warns contractors

The first telematics session at the Association of Equipment Management Professionals 33rd Management Conference and Annual Meeting started out with a dire warning about disruptive technology. Presenter Gerald Green, Caterpillar strategic ...

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Better Roads News

Real-time remote production reporting comes to Roadtec machines through Guardian telematics upgrade

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 18, 2015

Real-time remote production reporting comes to Roadtec machines through Guardian telematics upgrade

Despite launching its Guardian telematics service three years ago, Roadtec still views the technology as an egg it is slowly aiming to crack. Marketing manager Eric Baker referred to telematics as an ...

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Better Roads News

Volvo CE unveils first intelligent compaction system with real-time density, multitouch display (VIDEO)

Posted by Chris Hill on March 17, 2015

A Volvo CE DD110B roller equipped with the company's new Density Direct Intelligent Compaction system, seen in the inset.

Volvo Construction Equipment today introduced the industry’s first intelligent compaction (IC) system that measures density in real time at the World of Asphalt show in Baltimore. Dubbed Density Direct, the Android-based system’s ...

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Equipment

Caterpillar’s predictive diagnostics will enable more “repairs before failure” in future telematics updates

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 12, 2015

Caterpillar’s predictive diagnostics will enable more “repairs before failure” in future telematics updates

It's not too often that you'll see a construction boss smile while talking about an equipment operator mishandling a machine. But with a recent job, taking place hundreds of miles away ...

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Equipment

A team of robotic cranes, or “Crabots,” will help Google build its new HQ

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 11, 2015

A team of robotic cranes, or “Crabots,” will help Google build its new HQ

  Not content to simply redefine the definition of "office space" in general, Google also plans to create a new category of construction equipment in the building of its recently-announced corporate headquarters update. The updated campus ...

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Tech

Improved telematics on Case and New Holland equipment will use Quake QPro modems

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 10, 2015

Improved telematics on Case and New Holland equipment will use Quake QPro modems

CNH Industrial has announced that it has selected Quake Global's QPro modem as part of its enhanced SiteWatch telematics service on Case construction equipment. CNH announced last week both SiteWatch and ...

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Equipment

Ford’s 2016 F-650 and F-750 will boast quieter cabs, improved telematics service

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 05, 2015

Ford F-750

At the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Ford teased the upcoming release of its new vocational trucks with a couple of announcements. First, Ford says the cab of both the 2016 ...

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Equipment

International’s WorkStar and DuraStar vocational trucks are about to get a whole lot smarter

Posted by Jack Roberts on March 05, 2015

International’s WorkStar and DuraStar vocational trucks are about to get a whole lot smarter

International Trucks announced that it is taking its onboard computing capabilities to the next level in its vocational truck line. At the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis today, International unveiled new ...

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