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Optomec Aerosol Jet process used by Carnegie Mellon to develop 10-second COVID Test

Optomec Aerosol Jet process used by Carnegie Mellon to develop 10-second COVID Test Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have developed a low-cost sensor that can identify COVID-19 antibodies in approximately 10 seconds. The novel sensor is based on a special structure of tiny gold electrodes that are 3D printed using the Optomec Aerosol Jet …

INVERS introduces CloudBoxx Mini for IoT Micromobility

INVERS introduces CloudBoxx Mini for IoT Micromobility INVERS has optimised its proven telematics solution for mopeds, kick scooters and e-bikes with the small, light and efficient CloudBoxx Mini. Operators of shared mobility services, in particular those with two and three-wheeler fleets, can now benefit from a compact solution using the modular, open and easy-to-integrate CloudBoxx …

Blackstone Technology develops 3D printed solid-state batteries

Blackstone Technology develops 3D printed solid-state batteries Blackstone Resources AG has announced that it has achieved a series of important milestones for its proprietary 3D-printing technology to print lithium ion solid-state batteries. The company has been investing in the next generation of battery technology through its German subsidiary Blackstone Technology GmbH. This includes patented 3D-printing …

Sir Robert McAlpine revealing Underground Highway Assets with MGISS Technology 

Sir Robert McAlpine revealing Underground Highway Assets with MGISS Technology The latest surveying technology from Mobile GIS Services (MGISS) is helping Sir Robert McAlpine (SRM) transform the management of both underground and over ground highway and utility assets. The pioneering work being undertaken on the A19 trunk road will improve operational efficiency and overall safety …

Tactile Mobility and leading OEM agree deal to bring Tactile Sensing Tech to vehicles

Tactile Mobility and leading OEM agree deal to bring Tactile Sensing Tech to vehicles Leading tactile data and virtual sensing technology company Tactile Mobility has announced a commercial partnership to embed Tactile Mobility’s software technology into the BMW Group’s next-generation vehicles on a global scale beginning in 2021. This trailblazing collaboration marks one of the …

MIT invents completely flat ultra-wide angle fisheye lens

MIT invents completely flat ultra-wide angle fisheye lens To capture panoramic views in a single shot, photographers typically use fisheye lenses — ultra-wide-angle lenses made from multiple pieces of curved glass, which distort incoming light to produce wide, bubble-like images. Their spherical, multipiece design makes fisheye lenses inherently bulky and often costly to produce. Now …

LiquidPiston aircraft electrification enables drone flight duration and fuel efficiency

LiquidPiston aircraft electrification enables drone flight duration and fuel efficiency LiquidPiston, Inc., developer of advanced rotary internal combustion engines for diesel and jet fuels, today announced it received a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I grant from the U.S. Army for the development of its X-Engine as a hybrid-electric propulsion platform for UAVs. The …

Apple shows off 8th gen iPad with A12 Bionic with Neural Engine for huge performance jump

Apple shows off 8th gen iPad with A12 Bionic with Neural Engine for huge performance jump Apple® today introduced the eighth-generation iPad®, featuring the powerful A12 Bionic chip that brings the Neural Engine to the entry iPad for the first time. Starting at just $329, the upgrade packs even more value into the most popular …

Esri releases Guidebook for Advanced Python Scripting in ArcGIS Pro

Esri releases Guidebook for Advanced Python Scripting in ArcGIS Pro Esri, a leader in location intelligence, today announced the publication of a new book, Advanced Python Scripting for ArcGIS Pro by Dr. Paul A. Zandbergen. Most GIS jobs today require at least some experience in programming, and Python is often at the top of the …

Bosch deploys traffic video sensor technology in America’s first Smart City

Bosch deploys traffic video sensor technology in America’s first Smart City Peachtree Corners is the US’s first smart city environment powered by real-world infrastructure and next-generation connectivity – today announced its strategic collaboration with the Bosch Building Technologies division to test, demonstrate and develop the future of video-as-a-sensor technology. As Peachtree Corners further strengthens its …

Cortec VpCI Emitting Corrosion Protection Technology advances metal protection

Cortec VpCI Emitting Corrosion Protection Technology advances metal protection Cortec’s longstanding commitment to environmental responsibility resulted in expanding portfolio of sustainable products. Cortec’s VpCI® devices protect metals by conditioning enclosed environments with corrosion inhibiting vapour molecules. Molecules are attracted to and adsorb onto metallic surfaces resulting in the formation of nanofilms, very thin microscopic molecular …

Esri acquires nFrames to enhance 3D Surface Imaging Technology

Esri acquires nFrames to enhance 3D Surface Imaging Technology Esri, a global leader in location intelligence, today announced the acquisition of nFrames, a technology company that develops SURETM, an industry-leading imagery and lidar 3D surface reconstruction software. This will enable the fusion of imagery with 3D GIS, allowing nFrames and Esri users to seamlessly capture …

Iron Ox raises $20m for Robotic Greenhouse Technology

Iron Ox raises $20m for Robotic Greenhouse Technology Iron Ox, a leader in robotics and AI-enabled farming with a mission to solve food insecurity, today announced the closing of $20 million in a Series B round. Also announced today, the opening of their Gilroy, California farm, which is successfully delivering fresh produce throughout California to …

Qobotix AI universal OS transforms Robots into Intelligent Collaborators

Qobotix AI universal OS transforms Robots into Intelligent Collaborators Qobotix announced today the introduction of its new universal AI operating system to transform collaborative robots (cobots) into intelligent co-workers on the manufacturing floor. After two years of R&D, including active installations of the OS industrial appliance at major auto manufacturers, Qobotix officially unveiled its technology …

Daimler improve logistics with automatic communications process for inbound deliveries

Daimler improve logistics with automatic communications process for inbound deliveries At the Mercedes-Benz lorry plant in Wörth, lorries now send out early status updates to announce their arrival – all without drivers lifting a finger. To support this capability, the Inbound Logistics unit at the Wörth plant and Daimler’s IT unit, which are responsible for …

Iteris unveils their next-generation of Traveler Information Services Solution

Iteris unveils their next-generation of Traveler Information Services Solution Iteris, a global leader in smart mobility infrastructure management, today announced the deployment of ClearRoute™, the company’s next-generation traveler information services solution. The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), which has now deployed ClearRoute, will provide the traveling public who rely on the state’s 511 traveler …

GSSI updates StructureScan Mini XT GPR Kit and Palm XT Antenna

GSSI updates StructureScan Mini XT GPR Kit and Palm XT Antenna GSSI, the world’s leading manufacturer of ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment, announces new updates to the StructureScan™ Mini XT all-in-one GPR concrete inspection system, including a software update and a newly designed survey wheel for the Palm XT Antenna. Rugged, compact, and flexible, the …

New technologies to counter terror in civil aviation on the horizon

New technologies to counter terror in civil aviation on the horizon As the civil aviation industry continues to deal with the threat of terror attacks, new technologies that use AI are quickly evolving to meet the counter terror needs of critical civil infrastructure and the challenge of upholding national security in the modern world. Adrian …

Autonomous vehicles set to operate in quarries long before they are on our roads

Autonomous vehicles set to operate in quarries long before they are on our roads Creating solutions capable of maximizing transport efficiency through advanced automation is the goal of an entire industry. For Volvo Autonomous Solutions, it’s likely to happen first in the controlled world of quarrying and mining. After developing steadily, step-by-careful-step, for more than …

Contact Harald’s standalone contact tracing technology simplifies workplace return

Contact Harald’s standalone contact tracing technology simplifies workplace return In an age where public health impacts day-to-day business, more organizations are turning to contact tracing to keep operations running without disruption. The challenge many companies face is the IT infrastructure and complexity involved. Utilizing Bluetooth Tracing Technology, Contact Harald is giving businesses a new way …

Fluor NuScale Power small modular nuclear reactor tech ready for commercialization

Fluor NuScale Power small modular nuclear reactor tech ready for commercialization Fluor Corporation has announced today that NuScale Power, in which Fluor is the majority investor, received final design certification by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), which is expected to advance the commercialization of NuScale’s small modular nuclear reactor (SMR) technology. “The energy future …

Citadel Defense wins $12.2m US DoD Contract to autonomously defeat drones

Citadel Defense wins $12.2m US DoD Contract to autonomously defeat drones The U.S. Government and Department of Defense has awarded Citadel Defense a $12.2M contract to defeat enemy drones on the battlefield and at covered locations in the United States. The decision to purchase Titan systems was made after extensive U.S. Government evaluation that assessed …

Orange Business and De Beers develop Geofencing tech for crew safety in offshore mining

Orange Business and De Beers develop Geofencing tech for crew safety in offshore mining Orange Business Services, a network-native digital services company, and De Beers Marine South Africa, a division of De Beers – the world’s leading diamond company, have jointly installed and tested a customized IoT solution to provide geofencing to maintain safe working …

Akselos deploys Digital Twin of Shell’s Bonga FPSO in Nigeria

Akselos deploys Digital Twin of Shell’s Bonga FPSO in Nigeria Akselos SA has announced the successful deployment of a structural Digital Twin for Shell’s Bonga Main floating production storage and offloading (FPSO), located 120km Southwest of the Niger Delta in Nigeria. The Digital Twin is a physics-based model of the asset, which represents its entire …

XenomatiX technology delivers a new era of affordable road inspections

XenomatiX technology delivers a new era of affordable road inspections XenomatiX has developed an innovative and affordable solution for performant and cost-effective road management, taking advantage of the latest sensor technologies of solid state lidar. Road authorities are tasked with keeping roads in good shape and must guarantee adequate levels of safety on the road. …

GeoSLAM ZEB Go launches a new era for mobile simultaneous localization and mapping

GeoSLAM ZEB Go launches a new era for mobile simultaneous localization and mapping There’s a smarter way to map and understand spaces, and it’s called the ZEB Go. The latest member of the ZEB family has arrived, bringing lower cost simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) to even more people. In a familiar shell, but with …

Daimler FUSO demonstrates eCanter SensorCollect refuse truck

Daimler FUSO demonstrates eCanter SensorCollect refuse truck Daimler Trucks’ Japan-based subsidiary FUSO has recently showcased its leading role in the development of innovative trucks with advanced technologies. With its “FUSO Future Innovation Lab” event, the company introduced its innovative eCanter SensorCollect concept truck with a demonstration run at its Kawasaki headquarters. The FUSO eCanter SensorCollect …

Archelios Pro Silver PV software can manage projects up to 100kWp

Archelios Pro Silver PV software can manage projects up to 100kWp Trace Software International is excited to announce the launch of the newest editions of archelios™ Pro. The software is an excellent tool for the feasibility and bankability study, simulation, 3D design, and sizing of any photovoltaic project. As the solar market becomes more and more complex and challenging, the company has …

Iteris expands Geographic Coverage into US Pacific Islands with Phoenix Pacific

Iteris expands Geographic Coverage into US Pacific Islands with Phoenix Pacific Iteris a global leader in smart mobility infrastructure management, today announced that it has partnered with Phoenix Pacific, Inc. to expand distribution of its roadway sensors technology across the U.S. Pacific Islands regions of Hawaii and Guam. The deal will see Iteris’ full range …

UVAX Connected Street Lighting and MaxLinear G.hn tech powering Smart Cities

UVAX Connected Street Lighting and MaxLinear G.hn tech powering Smart Cities MaxLinear, a leading provider of radio frequency (RF), analogue, digital and mixed-signal integrated circuits, today announced that UVAX has selected a MaxLinear G.hn Wave-2 chipset to develop solutions for Smart Cities. “UVAX solutions are driving interconnectivity as a powerful tool for offering better services …

Intel Responsible Minerals Program in Africa to track responsibly sourced tech minerals

Intel Responsible Minerals Program in Africa to track responsibly sourced tech minerals Standing beside a rutted red dirt road at about 5,000 feet up in the jungled mountains of northern Rwanda, Intel’s Adam Schafer explains in four words why he and a teammate had travelled from Oregon to this especially remote part of Central Africa. …

Ford trialling tech to foresee accidents, connect cars and improve road safety

Ford trialling tech to foresee accidents, connect cars and improve road safety A consortium led by Ford is developing an innovative predictive road safety tool which, using data from connected vehicles and intelligent roadside sensors, could help to make travel in towns and cities safer and easier. Each year more than 1.3 million people are killed …

Gartner explores 5 emerging technology trends for the next decade

Gartner explores 5 emerging technology trends for the next decade The 30 must-watch technologies on the Gartner Inc. Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2020 include technologies that enable a composable enterprise, aspire to regain society’s trust in technology, and alter the state of your brain. “Emerging technologies are disruptive by nature, but the competitive advantage …

Revu 20 streamlines remote collaboration for construction professionals worldwide

Revu 20 streamlines remote collaboration for construction professionals worldwide Bluebeam, Inc., a leading developer of solutions and services that set the standard for architecture, engineering and construction professionals worldwide, announces the newest version of Revu, their flagship project efficiency and collaboration solution. Revu 20 delivers greater flexibility and control with improved user and content management …

Velodyne Lidar combined with Kaarta Cloud produces stunning 3D Maps

Velodyne Lidar combined with Kaarta Cloud produces stunning 3D Maps Velodyne Lidar today announced Kaarta Cloud® exclusively supports Velodyne’s lidar sensors. Kaarta’s new cloud-based application is a platform to process, store, and share 3D spaces. Paired with high quality lidar to capture the environment in 3D, the data is uploaded into Kaarta Cloud to quickly …

EIB finances €15m for smart charging technology at The Mobility House in Germany

EIB finances €15m for smart charging technology at The Mobility House in Germany The European Investment Bank (EIB) and The Mobility House, a leading technology company and solution provider for charging services, have signed a €15 million financing agreement to promote the integration of electric vehicles into the energy markets. The loan will allow the …

StreetDrone secures UK funding for 5G connected and autonomous truck project

StreetDrone secures UK funding for 5G connected and autonomous truck project StreetDrone, the full-stack autonomous technology company, have won UK Government funding as part of a consortium tasked with delivering an autonomous logistics capability to Nissan’s Sunderland car plant. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport grant will be used to develop 5G connected and …

Sectigo releases Quantum-Safe Kit to test Quantum-Resistant Crypto

Sectigo releases Quantum-Safe Kit to test Quantum-Resistant Crypto Sectigo has announced the launch of Sectigo Quantum Labs to help organizations prepare for the time when quantum computers render existing standard encryption algorithms obsolete. As part of the company’s quantum initiative, Sectigo has partnered with ISARA Corporation, a leading provider of crypto-agile quantum-safe security solutions, to …

Forecasts predict steady 5 percent growth for Traffic Management System market

Forecasts predict steady 5 percent growth for Traffic Management System market According to a recent study from market research firm Global Market Insights, the traffic management system market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $20 billion to over $25 billion by 2026, gaining remarkable traction over the 2020 to …

Blaize Pathfinder and Xplorer platforms deliver breakthrough AI Edge Computing

Blaize Pathfinder and Xplorer platforms deliver breakthrough AI Edge Computing New Blaize Pathfinder and Xplorer platforms for more efficient, more flexible, more accurate and more cost-effective real-time AI computing on the edge Blaize today announced the company’s first AI computing hardware and software products built to overcome today’s unmet requirements for compute and productization of …

Red Hat becomes a leader in Infrastructure Automation Platforms Evaluation

Red Hat becomes a leader in Infrastructure Automation Platforms Evaluation Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform has been named a Leader by Forrester Research in The Forrester Wave™: Infrastructure Automation Platforms, Q3 2020. Red Hat was evaluated for The Forrester Wave™ based …

306 km LoRa based network deployed for South Korean Expressways by Semtech

306 km LoRa based network deployed for South Korean Expressways by Semtech Semtech Corporation, a supplier of high performance analogue and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced that Korea Expressway Corporation (KEC), a government affiliated company building and managing expressways in South Korea, has built a network based on Semtech’s LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® …

Samsung high-performance X-Cube 3D IC technology now available

Samsung high-performance X-Cube 3D IC technology now available Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced the immediate availability of its silicon-proven 3D IC packaging technology, eXtended-Cube (X-Cube), for today’s most advanced process nodes. Leveraging Samsung’s through-silicon via (TSV) technology, X-Cube enables significant leaps in speed and power efficiency to help address …

Four Telecoms trends set to revolutionise the Mobile Workforce

Four Telecoms trends set to revolutionise the Mobile Workforce Technology has come a long way in the past decade, and the telecoms industry is no exception. Since 2010, this sector has seen incredible advancements and the worldwide revenue of telecoms services is estimated to be £1,026 billion. This year, we have seen an overwhelming move …

MIT studies how airplanes counteract St. Elmo’s Fire and corona discharge

MIT studies how airplanes counteract St. Elmo’s Fire and corona discharge On the ground, windy conditions strengthen these electrical flashes, but new experiments tell a different story for flying objects. At the height of a thunderstorm, the tips of cell towers, telephone poles, and other tall, electrically conductive structures can spontaneously emit a flash of …

TRACTO‐TECHNIK UK gearing up to resume trenchless technology courses

TRACTO‐TECHNIK UK gearing up to resume trenchless technology courses The construction sector is bouncing back and one sure sign of this is the resumption of industry training courses and trenchless technology equipment specialist, TRACTO‐TECHNIK UK is ready to resume their training courses. There is such a demand to attend the company’s face to face training …

Groundwork Group introduce the Challenger Guardrail Barrier Install Unit

Groundwork Group introduce the Challenger Guardrail Barrier Install Unit Groundwork Group have been providing construction equipment to companies globally for over 30 years. Their range of construction equipment varies from drilling rigs, to pile drivers (guardrail and solar) to concrete batching plants to demolition equipment. Groundwork Group supplies a range of Guardrail Post Drivers which …

Avatar CONNECT AR for advanced real-time Virtual Workforce Collaboration

Avatar CONNECT AR for advanced real-time Virtual Workforce Collaboration AVATAR Partners, a world-leading innovator in virtual, augmented and mixed reality (extended reality or XR, collectively) software solutions for heavy-duty industry and defence, has introduced its new Avatar CONNECT solution. Avatar CONNECT is designed to deliver a highly user-friendly, robust and low-cost way to connect remote …

Combating the £2bn congestion problem in the UK with DAS enabled smart highways

Combating the £2bn congestion problem in the UK with DAS enabled smart highways Highways England estimates that congestion on the motorway and major road network in England costs an estimated £2 billion every year. To combat this, the UK Government’s strategy to keep traffic flowing smoothly and reduce journey times has focused on smart motorways. …

thyssenkrupp carbon wheels achieve worldwide approval for road use

thyssenkrupp carbon wheels achieve worldwide approval for road use Following the European road approval by the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) in 2019, thyssenkrupp Carbon Components has reached a new milestone with their worldwide approval for road use. As a result, the German enterprise is the first and only carbon wheel manufacturer in the …

ExOne launches Scout App to monitor Industrial 3D Printers

ExOne launches Scout App to monitor Industrial 3D Printers ExOne, a leader in industrial sand and metal 3D printers using binder jetting technology, today announced the launch of ExOne Scout, a secure Industry 4.0 app that provides real-time machine monitoring and analysis of production 3D printers on a wide range of digital devices, including smart …

Latest generation of YellowScan Mapping Systems rely on Velodyne Lidar Sensors

Latest generation of YellowScan Mapping Systems rely on Velodyne Lidar Sensors Velodyne Lidar, Inc. today announced two new generation YellowScan mobile mapping systems that use Velodyne’s lidar sensors to help achieve the high precision and accuracy needed in aerial 3D mapping. Velodyne’s powerful lidar sensors generate real-time georeferenced point cloud data that allows YellowScan systems …

RoboSense 80 Laser-Beam LiDAR RS-Ruby Lite now on sale for $12,800

RoboSense 80 Laser-Beam LiDAR RS-Ruby Lite now on sale for $12,800 RoboSense, the leading provider of smart LiDAR sensor, today launched an 80 laser-beam 3D sensing LiDAR ready for customer delivery with early-bird price of $12,800 (limited offer till 31st August, 2020), and standard price of  $15,800. The timing of announcing this favourable package also …

GM expands investment in 3D printing capabilities with Stratasys technology

GM expands investment in 3D printing capabilities with Stratasys technology As the COVID-19 pandemic has ripped through much of the world this year, 3D printing has emerged as an agile and effective technology for producing personal protective equipment, medical equipment prototypes and nose swabs. GM has been steadily upping its investments in 3D printing over …

Leading construction technology expert calls for UK Taskforce to drive tech revolution

Leading construction technology expert calls for UK Taskforce to drive tech revolution Leading construction technology expert, Paul Cuatrecasas, has urged the Government to form a specialist taskforce to drive the adoption of cutting-edge technologies in the UK construction industry. Cuatrecasas, who leads specialist M&A and strategic advisory firm, Aquaa Partners, has stressed the need for …

HAPSMobile completes test-flight of stratospheric telecommunications platform

HAPSMobile completes test-flight of stratospheric telecommunications platform HAPSMobile today announced the fourth successful test flight of its “Sunglider” solar-powered high-altitude platform system (HAPS). The flight took place on July 23, 2020 (PT) at Spaceport America (“SpA”) in New Mexico. With all basic aircraft tests for the unmanned aircraft system (UAS) now complete, HAPSMobile will proceed …

Velodyne Lidar sensors power Emesent autonomous Drone 3d Hovermap

Velodyne Lidar sensors power Emesent autonomous Drone 3d Hovermap Velodyne Lidar, Inc. today announced that Emesent’s newly introduced Autonomy Level 2 (AL2) technology for Hovermap uses Velodyne lidar sensors to provide real-time perception and high-quality, accurate 3D data. Hovermap is a plug-and-play mapping and autonomy payload for industrial drones that enables autonomous flight in areas …

Are Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning the same?

Are Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning the same? As children we believed in magic, imagined, and a fantasy where robots would one day follow our commands, undertaking our most meagre tasks and even help with our homework at the push of a button! Sadly it always seemed that these beliefs, along with the idea of …

OC 405 Partners managing traffic on I-405 Project in California with Iteris ClearGuide

OC 405 Partners managing traffic on I-405 Project in California with Iteris ClearGuide Iteris, a global leader in smart mobility infrastructure management, today announced that OC 405 Partners is upgrading to the ClearGuide™ solution as part of the I-405 Improvement Project in southern California, supporting its traffic management operations during construction. With real-time and historical …

SEAT bringing imagination to life with their 3D Printing LAB 

SEAT bringing imagination to life with their 3D Printing LAB Made without moulds, with no design limitations and 10 times faster. 3D printing has infinite applications and the automotive industry has been among the first to embrace it to save time and gain flexibility in all phases of a vehicle’s development and production. This is …

Hilti and Ottobock power up with Exoskeleton solutions for the construction industry

Hilti and Ottobock power up with Exoskeleton solutions for the construction industry The Hilti Group has entered into a technology partnership with Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA to develop exoskeletal systems. Such solutions open new possibilities in terms of health protection and productivity and represent a future market in the construction industry. The construction technology …

MusashiAI Robotic Employees now available

MusashiAI Robotic Employees now available MusashiAI, a joint venture between Israeli SixAI and Japanese Musashi Seimitsu (a Honda Motor Corporation affiliate company), is announcing the commercial availability of its autonomous visual quality control inspector, autonomous forklift driver and disruptive mobile robots fleet management system. Live trials from December 2019 confirm that MusashiAI’s unique autonomous robotic …

Ford Experimenting with 4-legged Boston Dynamics robots to 3D Scout factories

Ford Experimenting with 4-legged Boston Dynamics robots to 3D Scout factories These four-legged dog-like robots can sit, shake hands and roll over. They also can perform 360-degree camera scans, handle 30-degree grades and climb stairs for hours at a time. That’s because they are actually 70-pound quadruped robots with distinctly dog-like mobility. They’re part of …

NEOM and STC Group developing IoT and 5G infrastructure for cognitive cities

NEOM and STC Group developing IoT and 5G infrastructure for cognitive cities NEOM announced its first step to create the world’s leading cognitive cities that rely on leading technology for digital services after signing a contract with stc group to establish a 5G network infrastructure that will accelerate NEOM’s digital ambitions. In addition to the …

The Smart Technologies set to transform the Automotive Industry

The Smart Technologies set to transform the Automotive Industry In recent years, the focus for automotive giants around the world has been automation. Manufacturing innovation has given us so much in the past — what the future holds is almost unimaginable. The automotive industry is laden with technological advancement — and always has been. Whether it …

Synthomer secures funding to improve performance and impact of EV batteries

Synthomer secures funding to improve performance and impact of EV batteries Synthomer Plc, one of the world’s foremost suppliers of aqueous polymers, and its partners have together been awarded £760,826 in funding from the ISCF Faraday Battery Challenge for a project focused on increasing the performance, manufacturability and environmental profile of lithium-ion battery cells. This …

Satellite telemetry technology supporting flood protection in Scotland

Satellite telemetry technology supporting flood protection in Scotland In recent years the development of flood warning systems has benefited from advances in sensor, datalogger and communications technology. The expansion of mobile telecommunications has meant that more locations now benefit from increased coverage, so that water level and meteorological monitoring systems can now be installed in …

Velodyne Lidar and PARIFEX announce 3 year agreement to improve road safety

Velodyne Lidar and PARIFEX announce 3 year agreement to improve road safety Velodyne Lidar, Inc. today announced a three year sales agreement with PARIFEX, a leading provider of traffic management and speed measurement systems. PARIFEX uses Velodyne lidar sensors in its traffic monitoring solutions which can help reduce road accident rates and enhance roadway safety. …

MIT research suggests Autonomous Vehicles at least a decade away

MIT research suggests Autonomous Vehicles at least a decade away The MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future has released a new research brief examining the future of autonomous vehicles. The brief is part of a series of subject-specific research projects by MIT faculty that will help frame national discussion and policies about …

Velodyne Lidar adds the Smart to Blue City Technology Solutions

Velodyne Lidar adds the Smart to Blue City Technology Solutions Velodyne Lidar, Inc. today announced a multi-year sales agreement with Blue City Technology, developer of a Smart City system for traffic monitoring. The Blue City Technology solution, equipped with Velodyne’s lidar sensors, helps improve road safety and mobility by providing real-time multi-modal traffic data and …

Leica Geosystems BLK247 wins Security Industry Association Best New Product Award

Leica Geosystems BLK247 wins Security Industry Association Best New Product Award Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, announced its 3D surveillance product, the Leica BLK247, won the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) 2020 Best New Product Award. The BLK247 was demonstrated as part of SIA’s annual New Product Showcase Awards competition held at this year’s virtual ISC …

Singapore researchers explore Intel Neuromorphic Computing to bring touch to robots

Singapore researchers explore Intel Neuromorphic Computing to bring touch to robots Today, two researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS), who are members of the Intel Neuromorphic Research Community (INRC), presented new findings demonstrating the promise of event-based vision and touch sensing in combination with Intel’s neuromorphic processing for robotics. The work highlights how …

2020 Extreme Tech Challenge Global Finals tackling World’s biggest challenges

2020 Extreme Tech Challenge Global Finals tackling World’s biggest challenges Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) 2020 Global Finals was truly one for the ages, with the competition held virtually amid the Coronavirus pandemic. The finals event kicked off in April 2020 with more than 2,400 world-changing startups from 87 countries showcasing their technologies at a time when …

Quanergy unveils 3D LiDAR for smart city solutions

Quanergy unveils 3D LiDAR for smart city solutions Quanergy Systems, Inc., a leading provider of LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensors and smart perception solutions, today unveiled the MQ-8 solution family, a new generation of 3D LiDAR sensors and perception software which are part of Quanergy’s Flow Management™ platform. Designed with a new smart beam configuration, the …

Audi in the lead of Electric Vehicle patents

Audi in the lead of Electric Vehicle patents Technical Development, internally referred to at Audi as TE, is the place where the brand’s heart beats. It is the place where “Vorsprung durch Technik” becomes a reality. The engineers develop innovations from the initial idea to market level. The new “Audi TechFocus” online newsletter provides detailed …

Ordnance Survey protecting the world beneath our feet

Ordnance Survey protecting the world beneath our feet Accidental strikes on the myriad of underground pipes and cables in the UK cost the economy £1.2 billion a year. Workers who strike gas pipes and electric cables by mistake put themselves and others in danger of death or serious injury. But with no below ground base …

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies and TÜV SÜD publish Safety Guidelines

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies and TÜV SÜD publish Safety Guidelines Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) announced today the first ever completed certification guidelines for Hyperloop systems will now be available to the public. The guideline was published in collaboration with HyperloopTT by the internationally recognized TÜV SÜD Group, an industry leading testing, certification, auditing, and advisory services …

Bentley Systems Acceleration Fund announces The Cohesive Companies

Bentley Systems Acceleration Fund announces The Cohesive Companies Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twins services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, today announced that its Acceleration Fund has launched The Cohesive Companies, a wholly owned subsidiary, anchored by the acquisition of Atlanta-based Cohesive Solutions. The …

Skydio introduces X2 family of drones and Autonomy Software

Skydio introduces X2 family of drones and Autonomy Software Skydio, the leading U.S. drone manufacturer and world leader in autonomous flight technology, today announced the upcoming availability of a new autonomous drone platform for enterprise and public sector, the Skydio X2. Skydio also announced several new software solutions that simplify inspections and situational awareness workflows: …

Zerto simplifies disaster recovery and builds IT Resilience for Ritchie Bros

Zerto simplifies disaster recovery and builds IT Resilience for Ritchie Bros Zerto, an industry leader for IT resilience has announced that Ritchie Bros., a global asset management and disposition company, has modernized its disaster recovery (DR) and strengthened its IT resilience with Zerto. Through its multiple online selling platforms, Ritchie Bros. helps thousands of people …

McConnell Dowell delivers Smart IoT for Construction Sites with Orange Business Services

McConnell Dowell delivers Smart IoT for Construction Sites with Orange Business Services McConnell Dowell, a leading infrastructure construction company has selected Orange Business Services to design a customized, smart and scalable IoT solution. It will enable construction sites to collect and report on real-time information, such as heavy machinery utilization and asset tracking, to enable …

ProStar joins Trimble GIS Partner Program to define the next generation of Utility Mapping

ProStar joins Trimble GIS Partner Program to define the next generation of Utility Mapping Trimble has announced that ProStar has joined Trimble’s GIS Business Partner Program. As part of the program, ProStar has implemented the Trimble® Precision SDK (Software Developer Kit) to integrate high-accuracy positioning capability in its PointMan® mobile application running on smartphones and tablets …

RedTail LiDAR RTL-400 drone delivers the 3 keys to successfully penetrate canopies

RedTail LiDAR RTL-400 drone delivers the 3 keys to successfully penetrate canopies Summer is here and with it comes the challenge of creating accurate topographic maps under tree canopies. The adoption of drone based, 3D light detection and ranging – or LiDAR– is emerging as the “go-to” sensing technique to meet this challenge consistently, safely, …

The Mercedes Benz S-Class Digital MY MBUX Experience

The Mercedes Benz S-Class Digital MY MBUX Experience Mercedes-Benz has systematically designed the new edition of its flagship model with the rear in mind. One example: passengers in the rear have the same extensive Infotainment and comfort features as the driver and front passenger. They have access to up to three touchscreens and a variety …

Geotab and Ford expand their integrated telematics into Europe

Geotab and Ford expand their integrated telematics into Europe Geotab, a global leader in connected and electrified transportation, today announced the availability of the Geotab Integrated Solution for Ford Vehicles in several European countries including the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain and Italy. Enabling the integration of Ford Data Services™ into the MyGeotab platform with …

Norwegian Arctic SAR Unit chooses Atlas search and rescue Unmanned Aerial System

Norwegian Arctic SAR Unit chooses Atlas search and rescue Unmanned Aerial System Atlas Aerospace, a global leader in autonomous unmanned aerial systems (UAS) operating in the U.S., U.K. and EU, announced it has been chosen as a UAS provider for the Norwegian People’s Aid (NPAID) Search and Rescue (SAR) Mid-Troms unit, due to its unique …

Condat introduces IoT for Tunnel Boring sites

Condat introduces IoT for Tunnel Boring sites Condat, a global specialist in surface chemistry including industrial lubricants, today announced its partnership with Sigfox, the world’s leading IoT service provider and initiator of the 0G network. With its long-term partner delaware, an internationally renowned integrator of innovative technology solutions, the two companies have created CondatLink, an …

GoBe Robots develops new generation of Telepresence Robots 

GoBe Robots develops new generation of Telepresence Robots Blue Ocean Robotics’ subsidiary GoBe Robots announces a new generation of its climate-friendly telepresence robots with significant demand driven by COVID-19 pandemic. Get the experience of being there without actually going there with Blue Ocean Robotics’ new GoBe Robots that replace travel with a Remote Presence. Users remotely control the …

Deere announces new smart technology vision and operating model

Deere announces new smart technology vision and operating model Deere & Company has announced a new vision and operating model in order to accelerate its success in the integration of smart technology innovation with Deere’s legacy of manufacturing excellence. The Deere Smart Industrial strategy is designed to unlock new value for customers and to help …

Zyfra testing 5G network to control autonomous haulers in Russia

Zyfra testing 5G network to control autonomous haulers in Russia A 5G pilot zone has been deployed for the first time at the SUEK coal company open-pit mine in Khakassia, Russia to test the potential of 5G as part of an autonomous haulage system developed by Zyfra, Finnish-Russian industrial digitalization leader. The pilot project is …

Oxbotica deepfake technology enabling autonomous vehicle testing

Oxbotica deepfake technology enabling autonomous vehicle testing Oxbotica has developed and deployed a “deepfake” technology that is capable of generating thousands of photo-realistic images in minutes; helping to expose its autonomous vehicles to the near infinite variations of the same situation – without real-world testing of a location having ever taken place. Deepfaking, which first …

Panasonic introduces Android platform for New TOUGHBOOK A3 Tablet

Panasonic introduces Android platform for New TOUGHBOOK A3 Tablet Panasonic has announced productivity+, a suite of Android support solutions to futureproof rugged mobile deployments for existing and new customers transitioning to the Android operating system. Productivity+ is a multi-faceted offering that features hardware, software, and professional services, including from an extensive support partner ecosystem to …

Lidar specialist XenomatiX launches 6D Road Scanning

Lidar specialist XenomatiX launches 6D Road Scanning For many years, XenomatiX has been providing road mapping and road scanning services to private sector companies in Belgium, where the company is based as well as around the globe. New for 2020, XenomatiX is launching 6D Road Scanning and is offering their services directly to road management …

Zebra Technologies introduces rugged Mobile Computers for the front-line

Zebra Technologies introduces rugged Mobile Computers for the front-line Zebra Technologies Corporation an innovator at the edge of the enterprise with solutions and partners that enable businesses to gain a performance edge, today announced the industry’s first enterprise-class mobile computers running on the Android™ 10 operating system (OS): the TC21/TC26, TC52x/TC57x and MC3300x. With integrated scanning and unique …

Cummins forms joint-venture with NPROXX for hydrogen storage technologies

Cummins forms joint-venture with NPROXX for hydrogen storage technologies Cummins a global technology and power solutions leader, today announced an agreement to form a joint venture with NPROXX, a leader in hydrogen storage and transportation, for hydrogen storage tanks. The joint venture will continue under the name NPROXX. “We are thrilled to combine Cummins’ expertise, …

NTT DATA awarded $17.5m US Department of Homeland Security contract

NTT DATA awarded $17.5m US Department of Homeland Security contract NTT DATA Services Federal Government, a public sector subsidiary of NTT DATA Services, today announced it has been competitively awarded a five-year $17.5 million task order under its GSA Alliant 2 contract by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). It will provide a …

Samsung demonstrates drone-based AI to optimize 5G network performance

Samsung demonstrates drone-based AI to optimize 5G network performance Samsung Electronics today announced a successful demonstration of its new drone-based antenna configuration measurement solution for 4G and 5G networks in the company’s campus. This automated solution will offer operators a simplified way to more efficiently manage cell sites, improve employee safety, and ultimately optimize network …

UK invests £70m to become a world-leader in quantum computing technology

UK invests £70m to become a world-leader in quantum computing technology The government has announced 38 new UK projects that will benefit from more than £70 million government investment to help mark the start of Quantum Tech Digital Week. Science Minister Amanda Solloway has announced 38 new UK projects that will benefit from more than …

Boston Dynamics Spot robot dog now available in USA

Boston Dynamics Spot robot dog now available in USA Boston Dynamics, the global leader in mobile robotics, has debuted sales for Spot, the agile robot that climbs stairs and traverses rough terrain with ease. This launch marks the first time that businesses can purchase a Boston Dynamics robot, and represents Boston Dynamics’ first online sales …

Caterpillar acquires Marble Robot and their mining robotics expertise

Caterpillar acquires Marble Robot and their mining robotics expertise Caterpillar Inc. today announced they’ve acquired select assets and hired employees from San Francisco, Cal. based robot and autonomy technology solutions company Marble Robot, Inc. The acquisition is part of Caterpillar’s automation and autonomy strategy and demonstrates its commitment to the next generation of jobsite solutions. …

Monitor health and safety with FogHorn Edge AI and streaming video analytics

Monitor health and safety with FogHorn Edge AI and streaming video analytics FogHorn, a leading developer of Edge AI software for industrial and commercial Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, today announced the availability of their Lightning™ Health & Safety Solutions to improve the safety of workplaces and help mitigate the spread of contagious illnesses, as …

Digital Traffic Systems and Iteris to deploy ITS Asset Management System for Georgia DoT

Digital Traffic Systems and Iteris to deploy ITS Asset Management System for Georgia DoT Iteris, a global leader in smart mobility infrastructure management, today announced that it is one of the core members of the Digital Traffic Systems, Inc. (DTS) team that has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for statewide intelligent transportation …

IoT Security videos give Engineers guidance on securing connected devices

IoT Security videos give Engineers guidance on securing connected devices Sectigo, a leading provider of automated digital identity management and web security solutions, today announced a new video series on Sectigo’s YouTube Channel. The IoT video series offers security engineers, developers, product managers, and anyone using or developing connected components and devices valuable guidance—ranging from …

J2 Innovations is turning buildings into smart buildings

J2 Innovations is turning buildings into smart buildings J2 Innovations, a Siemens Company, unveils the entry-level FIN microBMS, a compact feature-rich building management software package that enables its OEM partners to deliver easy-to-install solutions for small to mid-sized buildings across multiple sites J2 Innovations, the developer of the easy-to-configure and use software platform for building …

Highways England sets out 15 year digital vision to revolutionise construction

Highways England sets out 15 year digital vision to revolutionise construction A digital revolution in the construction industry could dramatically increase productivity and save billions of pounds, while radically reducing disruption to the public and slashing the number of fatal building site accidents. That was the rallying call to the sector today from Highways England …

Thales technologies selected for China, South Korea and Turkey Metros

Thales technologies selected for China, South Korea and Turkey Metros Thales will provide its SelTrac™ Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) signalling solution in South Korea, Turkey and China, after signing three urban rail signalling contracts. Despite the current Covid-19 pandemic, governments around the globe are committed to progressing forward with crucial public transportation developments and …

Wenco and Oxbotica developing open autonomy solution for the mining industry

Wenco and Oxbotica developing open autonomy solution for the mining industry Wenco International Mining Systems and Oxbotica have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop a world-first Open Autonomy solution for mining. Initial trials are underway, and the companies are actively recruiting mining partners with appropriate testing grounds. The industry-leading system will provide customers flexibility …

FLIR captures $23.5m orders for 500 Centaur UGV robots for US Army and Navy

FLIR captures $23.5m orders for 500 Centaur UGV robots for US Army and Navy FLIR Systems has announced that the United States (U.S.) Army and Navy have ordered in total more than 160 of the company’s Centaur™ unmanned ground vehicles (UGV), plus related spares and accessories. The two contracts, totaling $23.5 million, are being sourced …

Velodyne Lidar Sensors powering AGROINTELLI’s Autonomous Farm Vehicles

Velodyne Lidar Sensors powering AGROINTELLI’s Autonomous Farm Vehicles Velodyne Lidar, Inc. today announced a three-year sales agreement with AGROINTELLI, a developer of intelligent farming solutions. AGROINTELLI uses Velodyne lidar sensors in production of its Robotti autonomous tool carriers that increase efficiency on fields and help professional farmers save time and money. Robotti uses Velodyne’s Puck™ …

Graco introduces HydroShield electrostatic technology to spray waterborne material

Graco introduces HydroShield electrostatic technology to spray waterborne material Graco, a leading manufacturer of fluid handling equipment, announces the release of the HydroShield® Waterborne System. The new, operator-friendly finishing system gives manufacturers more reason to switch from conventional to electrostatic technology to spray waterborne material. The HydroShield batch system, the first installment of the developing …

MIT Engineers put tens of thousands of artificial brain synapses on a single chip

MIT Engineers put tens of thousands of artificial brain synapses on a single chip MIT engineers have designed a “brain-on-a-chip,” smaller than a piece of confetti, that is made from tens of thousands of artificial brain synapses known as memristors — silicon-based components that mimic the information-transmitting synapses in the human brain. The researchers borrowed …

Printed sensors driving emerging technologies

Printed sensors driving emerging technologies Asked to picture a printed sensor, you might well imagine a paper test strip for measuring blood glucose concentration. After all, such test strips comprise the majority of the printed sensor market, with billions used each year by diabetics around the world. However, this ubiquitous application masks a highly complex, …

Hitachi Zosen Inova supporting Moscow Waste Management with Technology

Hitachi Zosen Inova supporting Moscow Waste Management with Technology Technology company Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) and Russian consortium partner ZiO-Podolsk are to supply the entire technology for the new Energy from Waste plant in the Moscow region. The installation will process 700,000 metric tons of waste to generate 70 MW of electricity for the grid. …

CASE launches world’s first fully electric backhoe loader concept in North America

CASE launches world’s first fully electric backhoe loader concept in North America At CONEXPO 2020, CASE Construction Equipment launched the construction industry’s first fully electric backhoe loader. The 580 EV (Electric Vehicle) concept, dubbed Project Zeus, offers the same power and performance as a diesel-powered CASE backhoe loader, but with zero emissions and considerably reduced …

Einride launches Intelligent Freight Mobility Platform to deliver sustainable transport

Einride launches Intelligent Freight Mobility Platform to deliver sustainable transport After beta testing with select customers since the start of the year, Swedish technology company Einride is launching its freight mobility platform designed for businesses that want to make their shipments sustainable. The platform provides live insights on emissions, energy usage, location data, and more, …

Velodyne Lidar and Idriverplus co-operate to promote Idriverplus Mobile Robotic Solutions

Velodyne Lidar and Idriverplus co-operate to promote Idriverplus Mobile Robotic Solutions Velodyne Lidar, Inc. and Idriverplus have announced an expanded partnership and Idriverplus inclusion into the Automated with Velodyne integrator ecosystem, which helps companies grow their businesses while using Velodyne lidar technology. Through the program, Velodyne will further collaborate with Idriverplus to support its continued …

Scientists from NUST MISIS have developed the most heat-resistant material

Scientists from NUST MISIS have developed the most heat-resistant material A group of scientists from NUST MISIS in Russia have developed a ceramic material with the highest melting point among currently known compounds. Due to the unique combination of physical, mechanical and thermal properties, the material holds great potential for use in heat-loaded applications and components of aircraft and engines, …

Hytera leading the development of Push-to-Talk over Cellular

Hytera leading the development of Push-to-Talk over Cellular The Push-to-Talk over Cellular (PoC) radio market has expanded rapidly in the last few years. PoC offers instant PTT communications based on public cellular broadband networks, rather than private narrowband Land Mobile Radio (LMR) systems. As a leader in the PoC industry, Hytera has focused intensely on …

MIT algorithm simulates the roll of loaded dice to analyse complex systems

MIT algorithm simulates the roll of loaded dice to analyse complex systems The fast and efficient generation of random numbers has long been an important challenge. For centuries, games of chance have relied on the roll of a die, the flip of a coin, or the shuffling of cards to bring some randomness into the …

Garmin unveils new oversized dēzl truck navigators

Garmin unveils new oversized dēzl truck navigators Garmin has announced the oversized dēzl OTR700/800/1000 GPS truck navigators. For a clear view of the road ahead, the new dēzl series features a 7-, 8-, or an extra-large 10-inch display option that can be easily switched from traditional landscape to portrait mode. In addition to large, easy-to-read …

MIT study finds electrical fields could selectively separate suspended nanomaterials

MIT study finds electrical fields could selectively separate suspended nanomaterials MIT researchers have discovered a phenomenon that could be harnessed to control the movement of tiny particles floating in suspension. This approach, which requires simply applying an external electric field, may ultimately lead to new ways of performing certain industrial or medical processes that require …

Worldsensing builds on Sisgeo partnership with automated readings from digital sensors

Worldsensing builds on Sisgeo partnership with automated readings from digital sensors Worldsensing has announced a new firmware release as part of its growing partnership with the leading geotechnical instrumentation manufacturer Sisgeo. The move means Sisgeo customers can now enjoy automated readings when using Sisgeo’s version 3 digital protocol sensors in combination with Worldsensing’s leading wireless …

RoboSense LiDAR partners with DT Mobile on Smart City Vehicle-to-Infrastructure

RoboSense LiDAR partners with DT Mobile on Smart City Vehicle-to-Infrastructure RoboSense has teamed up with DT Mobile, the China’s top communication equipment manufacturer, on the deployment of the first Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) solution based on the MEMS solid-state LiDAR in Xiong’an New Area, Hebei, China, which marks the beginning of MEMS solid-state LiDAR to be used …

MakerBot launches METHOD Carbon Fibre 3D Printing

MakerBot launches METHOD Carbon Fibre 3D Printing MakerBot, a global leader in 3D printing and subsidiary of Stratasys, moves into the next level of 3D printing with the launch of the METHOD Carbon Fibre Editions. The new METHOD Carbon Fibre Editions are designed to enable engineers to print stronger and more accurate parts for manufacturing …

Bosch celebrates 25 skid free years with their electronic stability program

Bosch celebrates 25 skid free years with their electronic stability program A wet road and a sudden evasive maneuver: there was a time when such a situation would frequently have ended in a ditch or against a crash barrier, and not rarely with fatalities or severe injuries. Almost 25 years ago to the day, a …

Berkeley partners with NTT to accelerate Smart Technologies

Berkeley partners with NTT to accelerate Smart Technologies The University of California, Berkeley and NTT Corporation (NTT) today announced a connected campus pilot project that will leverage technology to transform the UC Berkeley Parking and Transportation Department by analyzing patterns, easing traffic congestion and increasing pedestrian safety in the Bancroft Way area of campus. The …

Esri offering Free Mapping Software to Women in GIS

Esri offering Free Mapping Software to Women in GIS Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced that it will be making its software available to Women in GIS (WiGIS). The company is offering WiGIS members a free, one-year, home-use subscription to ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Pro. Esri seeks to foster a diverse and …

User-friendly Intelligent Construction Data Analysis with Veta 6 release

User-friendly Intelligent Construction Data Analysis with Veta 6 release Veta, developed by The Transtec Group, is a free map-based intelligent construction data management software tool that enables contractors and highway agencies to analyze and report data collected from intelligent compaction (IC) rollers and paver‐mounted thermal profilers (PMTP)/infrared (IR) scanners or cameras. Veta 6 is the …

NVIDIA EGX Edge AI Platform enables real-time AI and Robotics Applications

NVIDIA EGX Edge AI Platform enables real-time AI and Robotics Applications NVIDIA today announced two powerful products for its EGX Edge AI platform — the EGX A100 for larger commercial off-the-shelf servers and the tiny EGX Jetson Xavier NX for micro-edge servers — delivering high-performance, secure AI processing at the edge. With the NVIDIA EGX™ Edge AI platform, hospitals, stores, farms and …

Van der Meijden and Yotta partner to address needs of Dutch waste industry

Van der Meijden and Yotta partner to address needs of Dutch waste industry Netherlands-based, IT and services consultancy, Van der Meijden (VDM-Management and advice) has announced it has signed a partnership agreement with asset management provider, Yotta. Under the terms of the agreement, VDM-Management and advice will offer Yotta’s next generation connected asset management software …

Technology Investment and responsible investing are the Megatrends of the decade

Technology Investment and responsible investing are the Megatrends of the decade Technology and responsible investing will “inevitably be the top two megatrends” of the 2020s, affirms the CEO of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations. The bold, unambiguous message from deVere Group’s chief executive and founder, Nigel Green, comes global stocks rise as …

BMW chooses NVIDIA Isaac robotics platform to redefine factory logistics

BMW chooses NVIDIA Isaac robotics platform to redefine factory logistics BMW Group has selected the new NVIDIA Isaac™ robotics platform to enhance its automotive factories — utilizing logistics robots built on advanced AI computing and visualization technologies. The collaboration centers on implementing an end-to-end system based on NVIDIA technologies — from training and testing through to deployment — with …

FLIR launches C5 Thermal Camera with Ignite Cloud Connectivity

FLIR launches C5 Thermal Camera with Ignite Cloud Connectivity FLIR Systems, Inc. has announced the C5 Compact Thermal Camera with new built-in FLIR Ignite™ cloud connectivity and Wi-Fi features for professionals in the building maintenance, manufacturing, and utility industries. The C5 is designed as a pocket-portable thermal camera, providing easy sharing tools and reduced diagnostic …

Ingevity Evotherm technology simplifies remote island paving in Ohio

Ingevity Evotherm technology simplifies remote island paving in Ohio The benefits of Ingevity’s Evotherm warm-mix asphalt technology are highlighted in a recently released video about Gerken Companies’ successful paving of the airport runway on North Bass Island, a secluded 700-acre island off the coast of Ohio that maintains a single airstrip essential to serving inhabitants. …

Las Vegas accelerating Smart Cities Project with NTT

Las Vegas accelerating Smart Cities Project with NTT The city of Las Vegas and NTT Corporation (NTT) have announced the Accelerate Smart project has expanded to include two new locations – the city’s Community Healing Garden and a portion of Las Vegas Boulevard at South Main Street and East St. Louis Avenue. As part of …

SWARCO launches MyCity Modular Traffic Management Platform

SWARCO launches MyCity Modular Traffic Management Platform SWARCO, the traffic technology group, has launched MyCity, a new highly flexible and customisable modular traffic management platform that gives local authorities and city planning officials greater control of its systems to improve mobility for its citizens. MyCity includes the functionality of a traditional traffic management system such …

Ford’s artificial bird droppings are keeping your paintwork safe in the real world

Ford’s artificial bird droppings are keeping your paintwork safe in the real world While getting struck by bird droppings may be a sign of good luck in many countries, bird droppings landing on your car can have more serious implications – for your paintwork. Fortunately, Ford vehicles are tested for just this eventuality – with …

Caterpillar hauls 2 billion tonnes with their autonomous truck technology

Caterpillar hauls 2 billion tonnes with their autonomous truck technology Caterpillar is again hitting a significant milestone in autonomous haulage—achieving 2 billion tonnes (2.2 billion short tons) hauled using Cat® MineStar™ Command for hauling. Caterpillar has doubled the amount hauled in the 16 months since reaching 1 billion tonnes hauled in November 2018. “In just …

MIT study looks at the links between automation, inequality and jobs

MIT study looks at the links between automation, inequality and jobs In many parts of the U.S., robots have been replacing workers over the last few decades. But to what extent, really? Some technologists have forecast that automation will lead to a future without work, while other observers have been more skeptical about such scenarios. …

ACEINNA IMU’s chosen by Komatsu for their Smart Construction Retrofit Kits

ACEINNA IMU’s chosen by Komatsu for their Smart Construction Retrofit Kits ACEINNA today announced its MTLT305D Dynamic Inclination and Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) has been selected as the IMU solution for Komatsu Smart Construction Retrofit kit available in Japan through LANDLOG Ltd. ACEINNA’s MTLT305D IMU accurately measures 3 dimensions of linear acceleration and 3 dimensions …

Freeman Clarke unveils Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Knowledge Centre

Freeman Clarke unveils Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Knowledge Centre Freeman Clarke has today released their Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Knowledge Centre, and is now giving access free-of-charge here through Highways Today. This is a comprehensive library of content about effective use of systems, digital and tech for the sector. Widely reviewed by industry …

MIT teaching robots to perform complex tasks by observing humans

MIT teaching robots to perform complex tasks by observing humans Training interactive robots may one day be an easy job for everyone, even those without programming expertise. Roboticists are developing automated robots that can learn new tasks solely by observing humans. At home, you might someday show a domestic robot how to do routine chores. …

Digital Twins to have major impact on how we interact with buildings post lockdown

Digital Twins to have major impact on how we interact with buildings post lockdown We are moving ever closer to a world where Digital Twins developed to aggregate, manage, analyze, visualize, and predict information for today’s smart cities, manufacturing plants, and building construction sites, can be successfully re-purposed to provide a unique information management solution …

Trimble launches Roadworks 2D Paving Platform for advanced Paving Machine Control

Trimble launches Roadworks 2D Paving Platform for advanced Paving Machine Control Trimble has announced Trimble® Roadworks 2D Paving Control Platform for asphalt pavers, an automatic screed control system that can improve the accuracy and productivity in applications of asphalt paving. Trimble Roadworks enables paving contractors to minimize the waste of expensive asphalt material, achieve optimal …

TRL calls for safer voice-controlled in-vehicle technologies

TRL calls for safer voice-controlled in-vehicle technologies TRL, the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory, has recently authored a report – commissioned by IAM Roadsmart, FIA Road Safety and Rees Jeffreys Road Fund – into the impacts of in-vehicle infotainment systems such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay on driving performance. Evidence shows that driver distraction levels …

How Council Highways departments can break down data silos for digital transformation

How Council Highways departments can break down data silos for digital transformation Local authorities put in a great deal of investment and planning time every year in maintaining and developing the nation’s highways and surrounding infrastructure. There is much to be gained from coordinating activities to address the goal of keeping infrastructure assets in optimum …

Bosch shows coronavirus commitment with technological innovations

Bosch shows coronavirus commitment with technological innovations After shutting down production at nearly 100 Bosch locations worldwide this month, the company is systematically preparing for a gradual ramp-up of manufacturing. “We want to ensure reliable supplies to meet our customers’ demand as it gradually returns, with a view to helping the world economy recover as …

VolvoCE adds Five new apps to expand Load Assist on-board information system

VolvoCE adds Five new apps to expand Load Assist on-board information system Volvo Construction Equipment’s (Volvo CE) Load Assist is the umbrella term for a series of machine control applications that are designed specifically for Volvo CE wheel loaders. These ‘apps’ operate via Volvo Co-Pilot – the award-winning in-cab interface with a 10-inch high-resolution touch …

EIB and European Startup Prize join forces to help smaller mobility companies

EIB and European Startup Prize join forces to help smaller mobility companies Following the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Startup Prize (EUSP) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have developed a joint initiative to support European sustainable mobility small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The best SMEs of this year’s edition of EUSP …

i.safe MOBILE introduces robust Android tablet for use in hazardous areas

i.safe MOBILE introduces robust Android tablet for use in hazardous areas i.safe MOBILE GmbH, one of the world’s leading developers of mobile communication devices in the hazardous zone 1/21, today presents the IS930.1. The IS930.1 combines the indestructible robustness of an IP-certified tablet with ATEX and IECEx approvals for safe use in hazardous environments. It …

MIT explores reducing the carbon footprint of artificial intelligence

MIT explores reducing the carbon footprint of artificial intelligence Last June, researchers at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst released a startling report estimating that the amount of power required for training and searching a certain neural network architecture involves the emissions of roughly 626,000 pounds of carbon dioxide. That’s equivalent to nearly five times …

Study reveals cost of sourcing battery metals for electric vehicles and renewable energy

Study reveals cost of sourcing battery metals for electric vehicles and renewable energy A coalition of leading researchers and scientists have released the findings of a year-long study into the impacts of sourcing metals to produce battery cathodes and wiring for electric vehicles (EVs). As calls for a transition to renewable energy and electric transport …

Flexible Hybrid Electronics set to drive innovation and opportunities

Flexible Hybrid Electronics set to drive innovation and opportunities While flexible electronics have been around for years, either as flexible PCBs or genuinely printed electronics, there has always been a trade-off between flexibility and capability. Circuits with a few printed transistors based on organic semiconductors could be printed onto flexible substrates but were not generally …

Volvo and Daimler Trucks form joint venture for large-scale production of fuel cells

Volvo and Daimler Trucks form joint venture for large-scale production of fuel cells Sharing the Green Deal vision of sustainable transport and a carbon neutral Europe by 2050, two leading companies in the commercial vehicle industry, Daimler Truck AG and the Volvo Group, have signed a preliminary non-binding agreement to establish a new joint venture. …

Experts push for innovative new technology for road repairs

Experts push for innovative new technology for road repairs Following the Chancellors £2.5bn commitment to pot holes in the recent budget and many Local Councils now targeting to become carbon neutral by as early as 2030, Sheffield based material engineering company Roadmender Asphalt are launching a new breed of road repair materials that are greener, faster …

MIT explores smartphones and Bluetooth Covid-19 contact tracing that protects privacy

MIT explores smartphones and Bluetooth Covid-19 contact tracing that protects privacy Imagine you’ve been diagnosed as Covid-19 positive. Health officials begin contact tracing to contain infections, asking you to identify people with whom you’ve been in close contact. The obvious people come to mind — your family, your coworkers. But what about the woman ahead …

Highway wind turbines are generating energy from passing cars

Highway wind turbines are generating energy from passing cars The average wind turbine generates 6 million kilowatts of energy in a year. That’s enough to power 1,500 households. Entrepreneurs Kerem Deveci and Sarp Papatya have integrated these clean and efficient devices into highway infrastructure. On highway meridians in Istanbul, Turkey, smart vertical axis turbines are converting wind from passing …

bbits and Yotta partner to improve citizen engagement and connected asset management

bbits and Yotta partner to improve citizen engagement and connected asset management Mobile app and cloud services provider, bbits has announced it is working in partnership with asset management provider, Yotta. The new agreement will enable UK authorities using the two companies’ software to achieve enhanced engagement with their citizens by allowing the public to …

Council of Europe issues human rights guidelines for algorithms and automation

Council of Europe issues human rights guidelines for algorithms and automation The Council of Europe today called on its 47 member States to take a precautionary approach to the development and use of algorithmic systems and adopt legislation, policies and practices that fully respect human rights. In a Recommendation on the human rights impacts of …

Will 5G boost connectivity on trains? 

Will 5G boost connectivity on trains? The recent announcement that the British Government will push forward with HS2 has led to renewed calls for an improved connectivity on the railways. Prime Minister Boris Johnson reiterated a need for the high-speed railway’s connection to northern England, with the updated infrastructure expected to cost between £62bn to …

Semcon develops AI-powered virtual assistant for professional use

Semcon develops AI-powered virtual assistant for professional use We’re used to chatting with computers nowadays. We talk to Siri and Alexa, for example, in our homes and our cars. But for many companies, services of this kind aren’t an option due to security classified data. Semcon has used the very latest in artificial intelligence to …

Zappshelter industrial strength air-beam tents perfect for the NHS front-line

Zappshelter industrial strength air-beam tents perfect for the NHS front-line Specialist shelter provider Zappshelter have come up with an innovative product to assist the NHS, emergency services, essential services and anyone faced with needing to separate people on sites, in factories, etc. ZappshelterAir is an industrial air-beam tent system which is erected in minutes and …

Hyundai Exoskeleton wearable robot wins Red Dot Innovation Design Award

Hyundai Exoskeleton wearable robot wins Red Dot Innovation Design Award Hyundai Motor Group’s latest exoskeleton wearable robot, Vest Exoskeleton (VEX), has won the Product Design category (Innovative Product field) at the Red Dot Design Awards, the prestigious international design competition, now in its 60th year. VEX was developed in line with Hyundai Motor Group’s commitment …

Motorcycle theft numbers on the rise – here is what you should do

Motorcycle theft numbers on the rise: Here is what you should do Did you know that over one single day, 130 motorcycles will be stolen in the UK, the same number in the US and over 150 will disappear in Spain and France. The ‘Telegraph’ called the rising numbers an epidemic of motorcycle theft which …

The first Solar Road may have failed, but they still have a bright future

The first Solar Road may have failed, but they still have a bright future Just three years after it was built, Normandy’s 0.6 mile solar-powered road was deemed a total failure. Consisting of 30,000 square feet of solar panels, the solar road was meant to kick off a long-term project in France that would see …

Cat Command for Compaction helps to achieve compaction quality

Cat Command for Compaction helps to achieve compaction quality Caterpillar announces the release of Cat Command for Compaction, an operator-assisted technology that automates the soil compaction process and helps contractors achieve compaction quality. The Command for Compaction system is available for use on select Cat vibratory soil compactors. Simple Set-up and Operation An in-cab display …

Easytread Automated Tyre Tread Measurement set to drive road safety forward

Easytread Automated Tyre Tread Measurement set to drive road safety forward Tackling common road safety issues, and delivering an ongoing sales opportunity, the Beissbarth EasyTread automated tyre wear measurement system from Everard allows workshops to provide customers with a quick, effective and value-driven service. Figures from the Department for Transport show that faulty tyres contributed …

Hyper Poland smashes funding goal in 10 days to demonstrate prototype Magrail system

Hyper Poland smashes funding goal in 10 days to demonstrate prototype Magrail system Just ten days after their launch on investment platform Seedrs, Hyper Poland has achieved its €451,000 investment target. This funding will be dedicated to the continued testing and development of the next generation of high-speed railways, based on magnetic levitation, linear motor …

Groundbreaking new features take Trimble machine control to the next level

Groundbreaking new features take Trimble machine control to the next level Trimble has announced Trimble® Earthworks Grade Control Platform version 2.0 with groundbreaking new features for all machine types, along with the release of the Trimble Earthworks Assistant App for in-cab learning material. These improvements are designed to enable faster ROI, increase productivity and decrease …

MANN+HUMMEL showcased new technologies for construction machines at ConExpo

MANN+HUMMEL showcased new technologies for construction machines at ConExpo Predictive service, protection of valuable components and space-optimized use – these are just a few advantages of the new technologies presented by the filtration specialist MANN+HUMMEL at the CONEXPO trade fair in Las Vegas. New software solution enables fleet operators to plan service precisely Information on …

Nomad Digital to deploy train WiFi with Öresund in Denmark and Sweden

Nomad Digital to deploy train WiFi with Öresund in Denmark and Sweden Nomad Digital has won a multi-million-pound contract to execute their Nomad Connect WiFi solution for 111 trains, securing more market share in Denmark and Sweden. The contract is made between Nomad Digital and the owners of the Öresund train fleet, also known as …

HA-BE Betonchemie develops ANTIPOR HD high-density semi-dry concrete technology

HA-BE Betonchemie develops ANTIPOR HD high-density semi-dry concrete technology ANTIPOR® HD by Ha-Be Betonchemie is a new product series for semi-dry concrete based on a new type of high density technology. The series is equally suitable for the production of precast concrete and manufactured concrete products. “Our innovative ANTIPOR HD – series consists of high-performance …

Colas introduces the French Exopush rake Exoskeleton to the UK

Colas introduces the French Exopush rake Exoskeleton to the UK Colas has launched the Exopush in its UK business. Exopush is an exoskeleton designed to give power assistance to operatives working on levelling with a rake. Amongst emerging benefits will be productivity gains and increased efficiency plus direct cost savings from lost time at work …

Innovating companies could reduce UK Corporation Tax to 10 percent

Innovating companies could reduce UK Corporation Tax to 10 percent Data provided by HMRC in October 2019 showed that over £1 billion in tax relief was claimed by 1,170 companies under a scheme called Patent Box. The scheme is designed to reward companies who invest in innovation and seek to protect their IP with a …

TU Wien unveils the Unfoldable Bridge in Austria

TU Wien unveils the Unfoldable Bridge in Austria There are many different methods for erecting bridges – but the new technique developed by TU Wien, the balanced lowering method, is quite spectacular: the bridge is not built horizontally, as would normally be case, but erected in a vertical position and then rotated into the horizontal …

GM unveils Ultium electric vehicle batteries and Platform with their new EV Global strategy

GM unveils Ultium electric vehicle batteries and Platform with their new EV Global strategy General Motors is gathering hundreds of employees, dealers, investors, analysts, media and policymakers to share details of its strategy to grow the company’s electric vehicle (EV) sales quickly, efficiently and profitably. “Our team accepted the challenge to transform product development at GM …

MIT explores 3D-printed CurveBoards to integrate electronics onto physical prototypes

MIT explores 3D-printed CurveBoards to integrate electronics onto physical prototypes MIT researchers have invented a way to integrate “breadboards” — flat platforms widely used for electronics prototyping — directly onto physical products. The aim is to provide a faster, easier way to test circuit functions and user interactions with products such as smart devices and …

Five raises $41 million to tackle the biggest challenges in self-driving vehicles

Five raises $41 million to tackle the biggest challenges in self-driving vehicles Five, the UK self-driving company, has raised $41M in a Series B round of equity funding. New investors are Trustbridge Partners, Direct Line Group and Sistema VC. Existing investors Lakestar, Amadeus Capital Partners, Kindred Capital and Notion Capital also participated in the round, …

Parking Sense and ParkHelp merge into ParkHelp Technologies to evolve parking sensors

Parking Sense and ParkHelp merge into ParkHelp Technologies to evolve parking sensors Parking Sense, the creator of parking solutions reshaping the industry, today announced the company has merged with ParkHelp, and the combined company will soon rebrand as ParkHelp Technologies. This merger significantly expands the reach of ParkHelp Technologies and its products, creating the widest …

MIT AI uses hidden earthquake vibrations to accurately map geologic structures

MIT AI uses hidden earthquake vibrations to accurately map geologic structures Over the last century, scientists have developed methods to map the structures within the Earth’s crust, in order to identify resources such as oil reserves, geothermal sources, and, more recently, reservoirs where excess carbon dioxide could potentially be sequestered. They do so by tracking …

Boston Dynamics and OTTO partner to integrate Mobile Robots for flexible automation

Boston Dynamics and OTTO partner to integrate Mobile Robots for flexible automation Boston Dynamics, a world leader in mobile manipulation robots, and OTTO Motors, leader in industrial autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), today unveiled a demo of the future of warehouse automation. In a video released today, Boston Dynamics’s logistics robot, Handle, can be seen picking …

Energy Systems Catapult calls for innovators for zero carbon smart building challenge

Energy Systems Catapult calls for innovators  for zero carbon smart building challenge Energy Systems Catapult is launching an innovator challenge call in collaboration with Places for People, Geovation and Pineapple Partners, inviting SMEs developing products and services targeted at Zero Carbon Housing Solutions, Smart Buildings and Estates, to receive tailored business incubation and acceleration support. …

Contech delivering benefits for the Construction Industry

Contech delivering benefits for the Construction Industry ConTech, or technology created specifically for the construction industry, is a burgeoning sector that has the potential to benefit every stage of the building process. Augmented reality (AR) and innovative integrated information tools improve accuracy and efficiency from initial planning to final completion. Marketing strategies are also evolving, …

Septentrio unveils dual antenna receiver for accurate GPS-GNSS positioning and heading

Septentrio unveils dual antenna receiver for accurate GPS-GNSS positioning and heading Septentrio, a leader in high-precision positioning solutions, introduces today AsteRx SB ProDirect, a new compact and robust integrated heading GPS/GNSS receiver – Global Navigation Satellite System including the American GPS, European Galileo, Russian GLONASS, and Chinese BeiDou, Japanese QZSS and Indian NavIC. It delivers …

Norwegian Berge Bygdeservice goes global with Hitachi and ABAX technology

Norwegian Berge Bygdeservice goes global with Hitachi and ABAX technology The 23-year-old Norwegian contractor, Simen Berge, has a high level of expertise beyond his years, driven by his company Berge Bygdeservice’s latest acquisition, a Hitachi ZX65USB-6, and technology available from ABAX. This market-leading software platform enables the new Zaxis-6 range of mini excavators to communicate …

TRL analysis enables legislation to drive greener and safer trucks

TRL analysis enables legislation to drive greener and safer trucks Analysis by TRL has enabled ground-breaking legislation to be passed regarding European truck cab designs that could prevent up to 1,200 killed or seriously injured (KSI) pedestrians and cyclists over the next ten years. One year on, streamlined truck cab designs are closer to reality …

MIT enables Sensorized skin to help robots find their bearings

MIT enables Sensorized skin to help robots find their bearings For the first time, MIT researchers have enabled a soft robotic arm to understand its configuration in 3D space, by leveraging only motion and position data from its own “sensorized” skin. Soft robots constructed from highly compliant materials, similar to those found in living organisms, …

8 ways Fleet Management Software is improving productivity

8 ways Fleet Management Software is improving productivity When managing commercial fleets, service managers are saddled with important tasks such as ensuring driver safety, staying abreast of auto checks, handling operations and monitoring driver performance. The difficulty of this role increases significantly as the fleet grows larger. Without the use of advanced technology, fleets are …

Ford develops 3d-printed locking wheel nuts to stop tyre thieves

Ford develops 3d-printed locking wheel nuts to stop tyre thieves As car security systems become increasingly more sophisticated, thieves are targeting car parts instead, including alloy wheels. One method to deter wheel thieves is to use locking nuts, one on each wheel, which require a special adapter, or key, to loosen. But even these are …

Global integrator Optilan appoints new CEO to drive expansion

Global integrator Optilan appoints new CEO to drive expansion Leading communications and security technology integrator, Optilan, has announced the appointment of Bill Bayliss as new CEO and Director of the company. Bill, who succeeds Richard Buckland, has a strong track record of building and leading international companies in the sector. His appointment is effective immediately …

DokaCAD for Revit delivers productive formwork planning in BIM

DokaCAD for Revit delivers productive formwork planning in BIM Digitalisation and Construction 4.0 promise significant productivity gains for the construction industry and its complex planning processes and procedures. The use of building information modelling (BIM) in construction design is a key factor in these gains. BIM models are increasingly used as the basis for formwork …

Pinsent Masons reveals infrastructure technology revolution being held back

Pinsent Masons reveals infrastructure technology revolution being held back A global infrastructure survey by international law firm Pinsent Masons has revealed that there is still a lack of understanding of technology across the sector, which is prohibiting change. The research, which explored the digital transformation of the infrastructure sector, found that 64% of respondents said …

MIT looking at cheaper solar cells by making them really thin

MIT looking at cheaper solar cells by making them really thin Researchers at MIT and at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have outlined a pathway to slash solar cell manufacturing costs by slimming down the silicon cells themselves. Costs of solar panels have plummeted over the last several years, leading to rates of solar …

Hyundai pushing the boundaries in robotic exoskeleton suit technology for disabled

Hyundai pushing the boundaries in robotic exoskeleton suit technology for disabled An extraordinary moment a paraplegic sportsman walked over to his mum and hugged her for the first time in more than 10 years – with the help of a robotic exoskeleton. Jun-beom Park was confined to a wheelchair in 2008 after being involved in …

MIT and QCRI study artificial intelligence models to enrich digital maps

MIT and QCRI study artificial intelligence models to enrich digital maps An artificial intelligence model invented by researchers at MIT and Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) that uses satellite imagery to tag road features in digital maps could help improve GPS navigation. Showing drivers more details about their routes can often help them navigate in …

Virtual planning using BIM proved successful on Gelbe Haide formwork project

Virtual planning using BIM proved successful on Gelbe Haide formwork project The experts at Doka created a virtual model based on building information modelling (BIM) for the construction of a reservoir in Vienna’s 23rd district so that wall formwork and cycle times could be planned precisely using Virtual planning. This reduced the on-site work and …

Rolls Royce and UK Government champion compact nuclear power stations

Rolls Royce and UK Government champion compact nuclear power stations UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has provided match funding to the consortium of companies designing a new type of compact nuclear power station in the UK. The initial joint investment of £18million from UKRI will be matched by nuclear, civil engineering construction and manufacturing industry …

Air Monitors AQMesh technology essential to Breathe London SMART 50 Award

Air Monitors AQMesh technology essential to Breathe London SMART 50 Award The Breathe London project has been announced as the winner of a SMART 50 Award by Smart Cities Connect, within the Digital Transformation category. Created to better understand Londoners’ exposure to air pollution, Breathe London combines state-of-the-art technology with new data analytics, delivering real-time …

Glaston celebrates 150 years of world leading glass processing technology

Glaston celebrates 150 years of world leading glass processing technology The Glaston Corporation’s roots extend back to 1870, when the company Hammarén & Comp was established at the Kyröskoski rapids. Throughout their history, the company has evolved from a traditional forest industry company into the world’s leading glass processing technology company. For 150 years, quality, …

Panasonic UHD Virtual Reality Eyeglasses set to revolutionise VR

Panasonic UHD Virtual Reality Eyeglasses set to revolutionise VR Panasonic Corporation has announced that it has developed the world’s first High Dynamic Range (HDR) capable ultra high definition (UHD) virtual reality (VR) eyeglasses which boasts a comfortable fit that makes users feel as if they were wearing eyeglasses. With anticipation of the forthcoming full-fledged commercial …

VINCI Energies looks at 5 ways smart industry will boost manufacturing

VINCI Energies looks at 5 ways smart industry will boost manufacturing Contrary to perception, the UK manufacturing sector is already on the rise thanks to increased investments in skills and technology. By taking a lead in automation and networking, the UK could accelerate this growth further still. Politicians and press often lament the state of …

Small Robot Company is now fundraising on Crowdcube

Small Robot Company is now fundraising on Crowdcube The Small Robot Company (SRC), a British agritech start-up for sustainable farming, today announced the launch of its latest Crowdcube equity crowdfunding campaign. The campaign seeks £700,000 to finance SRC’s non-chemical weed zapping robot Dick to field trials, and the manufacture of a fleet of Tom monitoring …

Doosan Infracore champions unmanned and automated construction site solutions

Doosan Infracore champions unmanned and automated construction site solutions Last November Doosan Infracore unveiled ‘Concept-X’ at its Proving Grounds in Boryeong City, Korea, with more than 200 people in attendance including National Assemblymen, Mayor of Boryeong City, business executives from Bosch, ASI, LG U+ and PoteNit related to the development of Concept-X, representatives of government …

South Gloucestershire Council chooses Yotta Alloy to drive digital service delivery

South Gloucestershire Council chooses Yotta Alloy to drive digital service delivery South Gloucestershire Council has awarded technology company, Yotta a major multi-year contract for the delivery implementation and support of its flagship connected asset management platform, Alloy. The council plans to use Alloy as a strategic asset management platform, delivering a wide range of infrastructure …

MobileWorxs supports National Pothole Day with Mobile 3D imaging solution

MobileWorxs supports National Pothole Day with Mobile 3D imaging solution In support of National Pothole day on Wednesday, 15th January this year, MobileWorxs lends its support by highlighting its 3D imaging solution that takes the hassle out of identifying and measuring potholes on highways. National Pothole day is an initiative started by Mark Morrell, known …

Caterpillar Conexpo CON-AGG experience to highlight new equipment and tech

Caterpillar Conexpo CON-AGG experience to highlight new equipment and tech Paying tribute to those building the world’s infrastructure, the Caterpillar CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 experience includes a mix of static displays, equipment demonstration area, and new services/technologies under the theme of “Your Work Matters.” The 60,000 ft2 (5574 m2) exhibit in the show’s new outdoor Festival Grounds …

Sarcos Robotics partners with Delta to demo Guardian XO Exoskeleton Robot at CES 2020

Sarcos Robotics partners with Delta to demo Guardian XO Exoskeleton Robot at CES 2020 Delta Air Lines is partnering with Sarcos Robotics to explore new employee technology fit for a superhero – a mobile and dexterous exoskeleton designed to boost employees’ physical capabilities and bolster their safety. Sarcos, the world’s leader in exoskeleton development, has …

Hexagon introduces visualisation platform for accurate digital representation at CES2020

Hexagon introduces visualisation platform for accurate digital representation at CES2020 Hexagon AB, a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions, today announced the introduction of HxDR, a new cloud-based, digital reality visualisation platform. HxDR creates accurate digital representations of the real world through the seamless combination of reality capture data from airborne, ground and …

Bosch raises the artificial intelligence bar at CES2020

Bosch raises the artificial intelligence bar at CES2020 Whether for automated driving, the smart home, or manufacturing: artificial intelligence (AI) has become an integral part of everyday life. Bosch uses AI and the internet of things (IoT) to make life easier for people and as safe as possible. Here, the slogan “Beneficial AI. Building trust together” …

Caterpillar showcasing new equipment, technologies and services at CONEXPO-CON/AGG

Caterpillar showcasing new equipment, technologies and services at CONEXPO-CON/AGG Paying tribute to those building the world’s infrastructure, the Caterpillar CONEXPO – CON/AGG 2020 experience includes a mix of static displays, equipment demonstration area, and new services/technologies under the theme of “Your Work Matters.” The 60,000 ft² (5574 m²) exhibit in the show’s new outdoor Festival …

FSWBot pipeline tech to be featured at Transformative Robotics for Industries day in Manchester

FSWBot pipeline tech to be featured at Transformative Robotics for Industries day in Manchester WORLD-FIRST pipeline technology which will revolutionise performance and safety in industries around the world will feature at a robotics conference this month. The development of the first ever FSWBot, Friction Stir Welding Robotic Crawler for internal repair and refurbishment of pipelines, is …

Siemens Mobility launches first mobile bus lane enforcement solution in New York

Siemens Mobility launches first mobile bus lane enforcement solution in New York Siemens Mobility has successfully launched an Automatic Bus Lane Enforcement (ABLE) solution in New York City, representing the first-ever application of this technology to be mounted on buses. The ABLE systems are installed on M15 Select Bus Service buses that operate on bus …

STRABAG using BIM 5D on Austrian CAPE 10 social project

STRABAG using BIM 5D on Austrian CAPE 10 social project STRABAG, the largest Austrian construction group will be utilising BIM 5D for their new contract to design and build CAPE 10, a modern social and health services centre that will serve as a beacon of cooperation between business and civil society. The new centre, being …

Wearable tech is a $54 billion opportunity for the construction industry by 2023

Wearable tech is a $54 billion opportunity for the construction industry by 2023 Wearable tech has the potential to transform the construction industry through the ability to improve safety and efficiency for workers. Safety is being spearheaded by innovations such as gyroscopes, emergency alerts, and tracking devices, while GPS-enabled wearables and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology …

Texas Demolition Contractor uses tech to solve challenging bridge project

Texas Demolition Contractor uses tech to solve challenging bridge project If there’s one thing most people can agree on, it’s that being stuck in traffic is incredibly annoying. It was a problem the Texas Department of Transportation was dealing with on the state’s 47th most congested roadway when they needed to find an effective demolition …

B2W Inform App in Construction Equipment Magazine’s Top 100 New Products of 2019

B2W Inform App in Construction Equipment Magazine’s Top 100 New Products of 2019 B2W Software, a leading provider of heavy construction management software, announced that its new mobile app for B2W Inform was chosen as one of the Top 100 New Products of 2019 by editors of Construction Equipment magazine. The award-winning B2W app allows …

Geo Connect Asia 2020 gathers momentum

Geo Connect Asia 2020 gathers momentum Montgomery Asia has announced the first wave of speakers and exhibitors for the March Geo Connect Asia 2020 event, which will be a focal point for the multi-billion-dollar ASEAN geospatial industry. The global geospatial market is estimated to be worth US$134 billion by 2025, with the Asia-Pacific region in …

Innovative UK tech scheme launched to support next generation of ambitious entrepreneurs

Innovative UK tech scheme launched to support next generation of ambitious entrepreneurs Exchange, a revolutionary new digital and technology programme, has opened applications for its first cohort, as it looks to foster the UK’s next best start-ups. The one-of-a-kind scheme will offer ambitious, early stage, tech companies and entrepreneurs access to the tools and infrastructure …

Making the Most of Data and why it is Key for Public Sector Organisations in 2020 and Beyond

Making the Most of Data and why it is Key for Public Sector Organisations in 2020 and Beyond In this article, Nick Smee, CEO of  Yotta, a leading, global connected asset management software and services provider shares his insights on the importance of Data for Public Sector in 2020 and beyond: “As we look ahead …

Fujitsu UK’s CTO of Transport shares his Transport predictions for 2020

Fujitsu UK’s CTO of Transport shares his Transport predictions for 2020 The past year has seen considerable change across the UK’s transport industry, from the arrival of the first driverless taxi trials on London’s roads and an ever-growing demand for electric cars, to further digital transformation across rail networks and roadways. According to Rabih Arzouni, Chief …

A custom SWARCO solution is helping protect cyclists in Bedfordshire

A custom SWARCO solution is helping protect cyclists in Bedfordshire A tailor-made traffic solution from SWARCO Traffic Ltd, the traffic technology specialist, is helping to keep cyclists protected on busy country lanes in Bedfordshire. Central Bedfordshire Council in the UK was looking to improve protection for cyclists and encourage safer cycling on its rural roads …

Siltbuster deploys large temporary Modular Water Treatment Systems for Welsh Water

Siltbuster deploys large temporary Modular Water Treatment Systems for Welsh Water Siltbuster has designed and mobilised one of the UK’s largest ever temporary modular water treatment solutions, in just two weeks, to assist JN Bentley during essential maintenance work on the Castell Nos Reservoir infrastructure in South Wales, as part of a resilience project for …

New Cat D5 Dozer delivers unmatched productivity boosting technology

New Cat D5 Dozer delivers unmatched productivity boosting technology The new Cat® D5 Dozer offers superior performance and the broadest choice of easy-to-use technology features to help you get the most from your bulldozer. Nimble and responsive, it has power for dozing and finesse for grading. A fully automatic transmission gives you seamless acceleration, so …

Converge launches AI machine learning program for concrete strength prediction

Converge launches AI machine learning program for concrete strength prediction Converge has built the world’s first artificial intelligence (AI) concrete strength prediction engine. This was made possible by Converge’s unique access to a huge concrete performance data set, paving the way for the first commercial application of Machine Learning to monitor and predict material performance in …

British-made 100000 hour LED technology putting the spotlight on Rail and Construction

British-made 100,000 hour LED technology putting the spotlight on Rail and Construction World class technology manufactured by Marl International, which has helped keep the UK rail industry on track is set to enjoy export success and expand into a range of industries. Billions of train passengers heading into some of the biggest and busiest stations …

Point of Rental establishes South African HQ and expands team

Point of Rental establishes South African HQ and expands team Point of Rental is expanding in South Africa with a new home and team members at Waterfall in the heart of Midrand, South Africa. Kelly Hoffman, Point of Rental’s Business Manager for the African continent, and the Africa team, will provide assistance to hire companies …

Bosch applies for local 5G licenses to bolsters innovation in Industry 4.0

Bosch applies for local 5G licenses to bolsters innovation in Industry 4.0 Bosch believes 5G local area networks and Industry 4.0 are the way forward. The company has applied for 5G operating licenses for selected German locations. “As an IoT company, Bosch began researching into 5G early. The new communications standard is a key to …

Williams Advanced Engineering helps JCB secure Tractor Speed World Record

Williams Advanced Engineering helps JCB secure Tractor Speed World Record Williams Advanced Engineering has worked as an important part of a project team to support JCB’s World Record attempt to build the World’s Fastest tractor. Using its expertise in aerodynamics, Williams Advanced Engineering’s brief was to maximise the aerodynamic performance of the tractor, without compromising …

Trimble, Hilti and Boston Dynamics partner to Explore Autonomous Robots in Construction

Trimble, Hilti and Boston Dynamics partner to Explore Autonomous Robots in Construction Trimble, Hilti and Boston Dynamics announced today a collaboration to explore the integration of Trimble’s and Hilti’s construction management software solutions, GNSS technology and reality capture devices with Boston Dynamics’ Spot Robot platform. Autonomous robots can play a significant role in construction, specifically …

Magway revolutionary subterranean delivery network opens up for Crowdfunding investment

Magway revolutionary subterranean delivery network opens up for Crowdfunding investment Magway, the British start-up that has developed a ground-breaking, sustainable delivery utility designed to transport online customer orders through a network of pipes, today opens a new phase of funding. Magway aims to raise over £750,000 via the UK’s leading crowdfunding site, Crowdcube. Investors will …

Eurovia UK and Academy of Robotics to trial new solutions in highways, data and CAV

Eurovia UK and Academy of Robotics to trial new solutions in highways, data and CAV UK roads specialist, Eurovia UK and British AI startup Academy of Robotics agree to major partnership to trial new solutions in highways, collecting data and accelerating autonomous vehicle development with “Kar-go.” The deal gives AI startup, access to one of …

GSSI announces GS Series GPR for Geophysical and Environmental Surveys

GSSI announces GS Series GPR for Geophysical and Environmental Surveys GSSI, the world’s leading manufacturer of ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment, introduces the new 200 MHz (200 HS) antenna, the first of the next-generation high-performance GS Series, designed for applications that require deeper depth penetration such as geophysical and environmental surveys. The new 200 HS …

Omnicom Balfour Beatty and University of York revolutionising railway inspection

Omnicom Balfour Beatty and University of York revolutionising railway inspection A new Artificial Intelligence computer software, developed in partnership by Omnicom Balfour Beatty and The University of York, and supported by Innovate UK, is set to revolutionise the rail track inspection process and save the rail industry £10 million in track maintenance costs per year. …

AUSA C251H forklift receives Technological Innovation recognition at Ecomondo Italy

AUSA C251H forklift receives Technological Innovation recognition at Ecomondo Italy AUSA‘s new all-terrain C251H forklift won the award for Technological Innovation at the 23rd edition of the Ecomondo trade show held in Rimini, Italy. Ecomondo is an annual trade fair that is focused on the sustainability of technological and industrial equipment and this year it …

Rio Tinto partnership receives accreditation for Australian-first qualification in Remote Operation

Rio Tinto partnership receives accreditation for Australian-first qualification in Remote Operation Current and future workers in the resources industry will be able to gain formal qualifications in remote operations for the first time following a partnership between Rio Tinto, the Western Australian Government and South Metropolitan TAFE. A Certificate IV in Autonomous Control and Remote …

DOKA Smart Tools making construction more economic

DOKA Smart Tools making construction more economic DOKA Smart Tools enable more efficiency and more productivity, while working at ever-increasing speeds with no loss of precision. These are the challenges that construction companies face today along with planning and execution, which are becoming increasingly complex. To address these challenges, the construction industry is progressively integrating …

TRL launches road monitoring device to speed up maintenance and repair initiatives

TRL launches road monitoring device to speed up maintenance and repair initiatives At the Highways UK event at the NEC in Birmingham this week, TRL presented its cost-effective, easy to use, road condition monitoring device to enable highways maintenance organisations to not only monitor the condition of their road network, but to plan ahead by …

Hyundai accelerates Hydrogen technology development through strategic investments

Hyundai accelerates Hydrogen technology development through strategic investments Hyundai Motor Company announced key investments into three hydrogen technology companies – Impact Coatings, H2Pro and GRZ Technologies – to strengthen its leadership position in the global hydrogen fuel cell ecosystem. The strategic investments come at a time of heightened demand for fuel cell technology. The collaboration …

Artificial Intelligence will shape the future of Transportation and Fleet Management

Artificial Intelligence will shape the future of Transportation and Fleet Management Fleet management is one of the areas that AI is disrupting. The growing need to put driver safety first without compromising cost or efficiency has led to the adoption of smart fleet management systems. For the average driver, the presence of AI can be …

Orca Hub unveils AI and robotics research for offshore infrastructure work

Orca Hub unveils AI and robotics research for offshore infrastructure work A consortium of five universities, working with 35 industrial and innovation partners, has unveiled the latest results from its multimillion-pound Orca Hub (Offshore Robotics for the Certification of Assets) robotics research collaboration. The largest academic centre in the world for research into robotics technology …

New Cat D5 Dozer delivers next gen performance and productivity-boosting tech

New Cat D5 Dozer delivers next gen performance and productivity-boosting tech The new Cat D5 Dozer offers superior performance and the broadest choice of easy-to-use technology features to help you get the most from your bulldozer. Nimble and responsive, it has power for dozing and finesse for grading. A fully automatic transmission gives you seamless …

Skyjack wins awards for bringing true Telematics value to the off-highway industry

Skyjack wins awards for bringing true Telematics value to the off-highway industry Skyjack unveiled its telematics solution, ELEVATE, in February 2018. Today, Skyjack’s telematics solution has won six awards throughout three different continents and is being shipped on 50% of machines leaving its facilities. “When we started this project we analyzed existing telematics products and …

MIT engineers develop a new way to remove carbon dioxide from air

MIT engineers develop a new way to remove carbon dioxide from air A new way of removing carbon dioxide from a stream of air could provide a convenient method of extracting C0² for use in manufacturing and agriculture, as well as a tool in the battle against climate change. The new system can work on …

Clearview to launch first of its kind pedestrian and cycle counter at Highways UK

Clearview to launch first of its kind pedestrian and cycle counter at Highways UK With the Highways UK show fast approaching, Clearview Intelligence have been gearing up to showcase their new first of its kind pedestrian and cycle counter at the event. Taking place on November 6th and 7th at the NEC, Highways UK aims …

BigChange mobile technology streamlining and protecting GAP Hire equipment

BigChange mobile technology streamlining and protecting GAP Hire equipment GAP Hire Solutions, the UK’s largest independent equipment hire company, has deployed a cloud-based mobile resource management system from Leeds-based BigChange. The system has boosted the efficiency of GAP’s operations by equipping field operatives with rugged tablets running a mobile app called JobWatch which includes black …

Hyundai develops first machine learning Smart Cruise Control technology

Hyundai develops first machine learning Smart Cruise Control technology Hyundai Motor Group announced the development of the world’s first Machine Learning based Smart Cruise Control (SCC-ML), a technology that incorporates the driver’s patterns into its self-driving behavior, creating a custom experience for the driver. The technology, an industry first, incorporates artificial intelligence (AI) within the …

Are Construction Robots the future for the Industry?

Are Construction Robots the future for the Industry? A consortium of Swiss researchers recently built an entire home using construction robots and 3D-printed building materials in what they claim is the future of the construction industry. Their process turned out to be faster, safer, and more environmentally friendly than manual construction. The DFAB House was …

Construction connectivity: the best is yet to come for Volvo CE

Construction connectivity: the best is yet to come for Volvo CE Volvo Construction Equipment may have helped the Volvo Group reach a major milestone with 1 million connected assets, but they are already asking “what is next for construction connectivity?” Catrin Nilsson, Manager, Connected Solutions Platform at Volvo CE, looks at why this is a …

MIT Electroadhesive innovation could lead to adhesives you can turn on and off

MIT Electroadhesive innovation could lead to adhesives you can turn on and off As circuit boards are packed with ever smaller components, however, robotic grippers’ ability to manipulate these objects is approaching a limit. Now Kim, Hart, and others have developed a miniature Electroadhesive stamp that can pick up and place down objects as small …

HYPER VR co-design platform enables clients to physically experience their visions

HYPER VR co-design platform enables clients to physically experience their visions HYPER, the London-based VR startup born from the EIT Digital-supported “HyperCRC” innovation activity, has launched a spatial design platform that fuses virtual reality with real, motion-tracked models, enabling companies and clients to physically experience their visions. HYPER will help them save time and money, …

MobileWorxs introduces 3D measuring software for pothole inspection

MobileWorxs introduces 3D measuring software for pothole inspection MobileWorxs, a UK-based enterprise mobility specialist, has partnered with Swansea-based GPC Systems to implement their 3D pothole software solution designed to identify and measure the depth of potholes for the highways and road maintenance markets. According to MobileWorxs’ Managing Director, Andrew Cahill, traditional methods of measuring potholes …

EBRD road projects in Georgia and Tajikistan are highlighting drone potential

EBRD road projects in Georgia and Tajikistan are highlighting drone potential Are we on the cusp of a new era for the transport sector, one driven by disruptive technologies, such as the aerial survey drone, which are about to revolutionise the countries where the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) works, such as Georgia …

CARL Software Augmented Maintenance is a revolutionary prototype for technicians

CARL Software Augmented Maintenance is a revolutionary prototype for technicians CARL Software, of the Berger-Levrault group, presents a product innovation that is set to revolutionise the daily lives of maintenance technicians: an augmented reality headset that facilitates maintenance work using augmented maintenance! Augmented maintenance is currently in the research and experimentation phases. A prototype is …

Bosch poised for e-mobility technology leap with Silicon Carbide semiconductors

Bosch poised for e-mobility technology leap with Silicon Carbide semiconductors Nowadays, all cars feature semiconductors. There are more than 50 of them in every vehicle that rolls off the production line. The new microchips made of silicon carbide (SiC) that Bosch has developed will now help electromobility make a great leap forward. In the future, …

PHILCONSTRUCT set to highlight new technologies in construction for a 30th year

PHILCONSTRUCT set to highlight new technologies in construction for a 30th year Projections by industry experts indicate that the construction industry in the Philippines will further increase its contribution to the economy to P130 trillion by 2030 under its roadmap. The roadmap was crafted by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in collaboration with …

Createc wins 2nd Queen’s Award for their complex nuclear innovations

Createc wins 2nd Queen’s Award for their complex nuclear innovations An innovative company known for finding solutions to some of the world’s most complex industrial challenges has been presented with its second Queen’s Award as Createc, which works in civil nuclear, defence, rail, aerospace, security and medical sectors all over the world, has now received two …

The Middle East in Focus: Transportation, Innovation, Disruption and Gulf Traffic

The Middle East in Focus: Transportation, Innovation, Disruption and Gulf Traffic Gulf Traffic, an annual event that takes place from the 9 – 11 of December this year, will bring to light some of the latest technologies and systems from global suppliers to Dubai – the centre of business in the Middle East and North …

JPG creates full-time BIM role to fast track technology

JPG creates full-time BIM role to fast track technology Leeds based JPG Group has created a dedicated role to ensure a fast track compliance and company-wide operation in Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2 in just twelve months. BIM is a revolutionary 3D model based digital process that gives the construction industry the insight and …

Bosch pyrofuse can prevent electric shocks after electric vehicles crash

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Bomag showed off the future of road construction at their Innovation Days

Bomag showed off the future of road construction at their Innovation Days With the Innovation Days 2019, Bomag hosted its fourth in-house exhibition at its parent plant in Boppard from 9 to 14 September. At the biennial event, the construction equipment manufacturer showed the complete product range from the small 58 kg tamper to the …

i.safe MOBILE introduces an industrial smartphone for potentially explosive environments

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VTT developing smart cities with LuxTurrim5G streetlight ecosystem

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How India’s cities can leverage citizen data while protecting privacy

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Nuclear Technology Showcase event in Cumbria explored innovation and digital technology

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New book details deployment of Building Information Modelling at Istanbul New Airport

New book details deployment of Building Information Modelling at Istanbul New Airport A new book by Ozan Koseoglu and Yusuf Arayici details how Building Information Modelling is being successfully deployed in the planning, design, construction and future operation of the Istanbul New Airport, a mega-scale construction project incorporating a varying mix of infrastructures including terminals, …

Scania develop the AXL fully autonomous concept truck

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Self-contained engineering class vehicle simulator unveiled

Self-contained engineering class vehicle simulator unveiled A new compact and self-contained cube vehicle simulator, powerful enough to validate driver assistance and autonomous technologies in today’s vehicles, has been unveiled by Ansible Motion Limited. Thanks to its compact footprint and sophisticated computational architecture, the new Theta C driving simulator offers OEMs, Tier 1s, research institutes and …

24×7 connectivity key to ensure safety and traffic control in intelligent transport projects

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Topcon machine control enables Contractor to meet challenges in Saskatoon

Topcon machine control enables Contractor to meet challenges in Saskatoon Many are attracted to the yin and yang lifestyle of having a cozy country home with easy access to the excitement of a vibrant city. That sense that seemingly opposite or contrary forces can actually harmonize in a way that provides a richer life is …

Kryton International buys into Sensohive Concrete Sensor Solutions

Kryton International buys into Sensohive Concrete Sensor Solutions Vancouver, Canada based Kryton International Inc. has partially acquired the fast-growing concrete sensor company Sensohive. The concrete sensors are disrupting the new digital services for the construction industry. Concrete is the second most used material in the world after water. The young IoT company Sensohive Technologies based …

Kryton adds wireless real-time Concrete Monitoring to its Smart Concrete Product

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Telensa joins Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program

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UK’s Summer disruption highlighted resilience issues of connected infrastructure systems

UK’s Summer disruption highlighted resilience issues of connected infrastructure systems The National Infrastructure Commission is looking to address gaps in understanding of the resilience of complex connected infrastructure systems so that a repeat of this summer’s major service disruptions can be avoided. In scoping its Resilience Study the NIC has highlighted the need for a …

TerraVision GPR could be the new hero of Autonomous Vehicles

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Australia’s first Road Safety Technology Trial gets the green light

Australia’s first Road Safety Technology Trial gets the green light Minister for Roads, Roads Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford today announced a new road safety technology trial with connected and automated vehicle technology will be fitted at the intersection of Williamstown Road and Somerville Road in Yarraville. One third of deaths and 44 percent …

New StreetLight Data machine learning tech delivers US granular traffic metrics

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MIT report calls for bold action to harness automation and technology for shared prosperity

MIT report calls for bold action to harness automation and technology for shared prosperity Automation is not likely to eliminate millions of jobs any time soon — but the U.S. still needs vastly improved policies if Americans are to build better careers and share prosperity as technological changes occur, according to a new MIT report …

Hyundai develops VEX wearable exoskeleton vest to alleviate the burden of overhead work

Hyundai develops VEX wearable exoskeleton vest to alleviate the burden of overhead work Hyundai Motor Group has developed new Exoskeleton Vest, a wearable robot created to assist industrial workers who spend long hours working in overhead environments. The Exoskeleton Vest enhances productivity and reduces fatigue of industrial workers by imitating the movement of human joints …

Predina focusing on predicting crash risk using smart technology

Predina focusing on predicting crash risk using smart technology London based Predina is a new company focusing on predicting and reducing the risk of crashes using smart technology. Predina has built a smart SATNAV and risk report that learns from historical crashes and a complex mix of “contextual” variables – external factors such as road …

MIT autonomous roboats can now shapeshift to form pop-up bridges and other structures

MIT autonomous roboats can now shapeshift to form pop-up bridges and other structures MIT’s fleet of robotic boats has been updated with new capabilities to “shapeshift,” by autonomously disconnecting and reassembling into a variety of configurations, to form floating structures in Amsterdam’s many canals. The autonomous boats — rectangular hulls equipped with sensors, thrusters, microcontrollers, …

GKD adds height and slew restriction technology to Tenstar Equipment Simulators

GKD adds height and slew restriction technology to Tenstar Equipment Simulators Immersive training technology is seeing rapid growth within the construction sector. Advanced simulator development for construction site machinery is being implemented by many leading construction businesses, who are using leading edge technology simulation-based operator training, as a versatile and effective tool to train operators …

Vodafone and IBM boost National Expresses Digital First approach with Hybrid Cloud

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ExxonMobil and Mosaic Materials exploring new carbon capture technology

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Clearview Intelligence demonstrates ITS commitment with innovation hub

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Vehicle Vision delivers a revolution to Heavy Equipment customer service

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Scanning robotic total station a construction technology innovation

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Bosch technology extending the service life of electric-vehicle batteries

Bosch technology extending the service life of electric-vehicle batteries Stress makes cells age faster – something that geneticists have long since demonstrated for the human body is also true for electric-vehicle battery cells. The older the batteries get, the lower their performance, service life, capacity, and the shorter the range of the vehicle. To help …

Five ways Artificial Intelligence is disrupting our lives

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Cleverciti powers Parking Guidance System at Germany’s largest Shopping Mall

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Energy Harvester generates electricity from inside spinning tyres

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The top 3 insights telematics can highlight

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Nortech Controllers manage access at shared parking facilities

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SMIE demonstrates remotely-operated Crane Automation

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VolvoCE videos lampoon traditional equipment telematics systems

VolvoCE videos lampoon traditional equipment telematics systems MID: 140, PSID: 15, FMI: 8 — Many construction equipment owners and equipment fleet managers are constantly hit with round after round of confusing fault codes like this as part of their generic telematics systems. Instead of deciphering a large number of fault codes, Volvo CE customers with …

Construction has entered the Artificial Intelligence race

Construction has entered the Artificial Intelligence race While other sectors boast of advances in artificial intelligence (AI), according to a panel of experts from Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE), construction has now take the lead. In this article three experts from Volvo CE discuss artificial intelligence and the future of construction: Johanna Huggare, Manager Intelligent …

Bosch and Daimler obtain approval for driverless parking without human supervision

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Industry experts launch pioneering compliance management platform

Industry experts launch pioneering compliance management platform Fleet operators are hailing the impact of ground-breaking software that’s set to revolutionise the compliance management of commercial drivers and vehicles in the UK. The state-of-the-art system, based on the latest internet and mobile technology, has been launched by the team of experts at Convey Technology led by …

INRIX expands Smart City AV Platform to manage roadways, curbs and sidewalks

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Dunedin in New Zealand selects Telensa to deliver Smart Street Lighting

Dunedin in New Zealand selects Telensa to deliver Smart Street Lighting Telensa, the leading provider of connected lighting and smart city data applications, has announced that its smart street lighting system has been selected by Dunedin City Council (DCC) as part of a contract with Broadspectrum to upgrade Dunedin’s streetlighting network. There are approximately 15,000 …

StreetLight Data expands accurate traffic counts to Canada

StreetLight Data expands accurate traffic counts to Canada StreetLight Data, Inc, the leader in Big Data analytics for mobility has launched Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) metrics for Canada on the StreetLight InSight® platform. Providing the most accurate, on-demand traffic volumes for over 4.5 million miles of Canadian and U.S. roadway spanning 2018 and 2017, …

The role of parking tech in the future of transport

The role of parking tech in the future of transport Rob Brown is the co-founder of parking app Kerb and a keynote speaker and ‘future of parking’ commentator focused on the #futureoftransport and how technology can help improve urban mobility, and make our future cities smarter. Rob co-founded Kerb, a global parking app which allows …

Hexagon acquires Melown Technologies to strengthen 3D visualisation capabilities

Hexagon acquires Melown Technologies to strengthen 3D visualisation capabilities Hexagon’s Geosystems division today announced the acquisition of Melown Technologies, a Prague-based technology company from Ivo Lukačovič´s investment company Helifreak Limited. Melown Technologies develops mass-scale computer vision and advanced visualisation technology for interactive web-based rendering, enabling high performing 3D visualisation of digital urban and natural landscape …

MIT Mobile Motors could pave the way for robots to assemble complex structures

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Dassault Systèmes named key Digital Transformation supplier by Groupe PSA

Dassault Systèmes named key Digital Transformation supplier by Groupe PSA Dassault Systèmes announced today that Groupe PSA has named the company a key digital transformation supplier. This distinction makes Dassault Systèmes the first and only software provider today in Groupe PSA’s global network of 8,000 suppliers to be formally recognised by the automaker as a preferred …

MIT develops drag-and-drop data analytics for machine-learning

MIT develops drag-and-drop data analytics for machine-learning In the Iron Man movies, Tony Stark uses a holographic computer to project 3-D data into thin air, manipulate them with his hands, and find fixes to his superhero troubles. In the same vein, researchers from MIT and Brown University have now developed a system for interactive data …

Alcon innovation delivers bespoke braking solution for Protean Electric

Alcon innovation delivers bespoke braking solution for Protean Electric Internationally acclaimed high-performance brake system design, development and manufacturing company, Alcon Components Ltd, has developed a bespoke braking solution with Protean Electric to be used in its market-leading in-wheel motor, ProteanDrive. The challenge overcome by Alcon was to package a braking system around an advanced in-wheel …

Network Rail has publishes long term plan for digital railway

Network Rail has publishes long term plan for digital railway Network Rail has published a digital railway framework that sets out the long-term delivery of digital signalling, to bring significant benefits to passengers and help suppliers to plan resources. The long-term deployment plan (LTDP) has been published in response to a request from the Department …

Leica Geosystems and Autodesk expand collaboration to streamline construction documentation

Leica Geosystems and Autodesk expand collaboration to streamline construction documentation Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, today announced further cooperation with Autodesk to offer streamlined communication construction documentation and collaboration by integrating the field software Leica Captivate and iCON with Autodesk BIM 360. With the increasing complexity of construction projects and massive amounts of information generated, …

VolvoCE brings in the hackers to optimize digital diversity

VolvoCE brings in the hackers to optimize digital diversity Changing technologies mean every company needs to stay ahead of the digital curve, but few go so far as inviting hackers to take over their systems. Yet Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has embraced digital diversity and did just that. Volvo CE’s first hackathon ‘Hack Sprint’, …

New MIT technique finds hidden objects in magic eye images for safer driverless cars

New MIT technique finds hidden objects in magic eye images for safer driverless cars A new MIT-developed technique enables robots to quickly identify objects hidden in a three-dimensional cloud of data, reminiscent of how some people can make sense of densely patterned Magic Eye images if they observe it in just the right way. Robots …

European Space Agency award Siemens and Sonaca additive manufacturing contract

European Space Agency award Siemens and Sonaca additive manufacturing contract The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected Siemens Digital Industries Software to develop aerospace design applications for metal additive manufacturing. The applications will leverage Siemens’ end-to-end software solution for industrial additive manufacturing that combines generative engineering, topology optimisation, predictive analytics, process simulation, build preparation and …

New BLK2GO handheld imaging laser scanner delivers unprecedented efficiency

New BLK2GO handheld imaging laser scanner delivers unprecedented efficiency Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, is showcasing the Leica BLK2GO handheld imaging laser scanner, a first-of-its-kind mobile scanner, that was announced yesterday at HxGN LIVE. The BLK2GO is designed to scan complex spaces with unprecedented efficiency and speed thanks to LiDAR, SLAM (simultaneous localisation and mapping) …

LMBab operator can’t live without Volvo Dig Assist

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Welsh pothole technology on track to protect one of the greatest NASCAR speedways

Welsh pothole technology on track to protect one of the greatest NASCAR speedways Potholes are an infuriating and costly hazard faced by many Welsh motorists on a daily basis, but the problem has placed one Welsh technology company on the road to export success. Swansea-based GPC Systems has signed an international distribution contract that will …

Siemens Mobility Plus+ trial introduces third-generation traffic control system

Siemens Mobility Plus+ trial introduces third-generation traffic control system Siemens Mobility Limited has announced that the first installation of its Plus+ traffic control solution will take place in Poole, ready for comprehensive on-street trials to begin in July. The system has been developed to deliver on-street resilience and reliability, as well as fast and cost-effective …

World Bank and disruptive technology brings Smart City Planning to Ho Chi Minh City

World Bank and disruptive technology brings Smart City Planning to Ho Chi Minh City Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam’s largest commercial centre is now looking at Smart City Planning to manage it’s population of almost 9 million, spanning across 2,000 square kilometres, 24 districts and encompassing over 2.5 million land parcels. The World Bank …

5 ways VINCI Energies is upgrading your world

5 ways VINCI Energies is upgrading your world Whatever their specialism: industrial; energy infrastructure; or ICT, the expert engineers at VINCI Energies UK & RoI are working towards the same goal: to connect us all for a better future. But what does that mean in practice? Here are five specific ways Vinci Energies are delivering …

Volvo’s autonomous Vera delivers her first container to Swedish port

Volvo’s autonomous Vera delivers her first container to Swedish port Volvo Trucks’ electric, connected and autonomous vehicle Vera will form part of an integrated solution to transport goods from a logistics centre to a port terminal in Gothenburg, Sweden. The assignment is a result of a new collaboration between Volvo Trucks and the ferry and …

Enoba workflow monitoring solutions are help construction sites stay on schedule

Enoba workflow monitoring solutions are help construction sites stay on schedule Many construction sites are not able to finish their projects on time and staying within budget and on schedule is extremely challenging. Poor site supervision and poor site conditions are among the most common causes of delay. Enoba Smart Construction, an EIT Digital-supported innovation activity …

Leica Cyclone 3DR reality capture software delivers the power of cloud processing

Leica Cyclone 3DR reality capture software delivers the power of cloud processing Leica Geosystems has announced Leica Cyclone 3DR, the new reality capture software that fuses technology for centralised, full-scale point cloud management from Leica Cyclone with advanced, automated point cloud analysis and modeling from 3DReshaper. The new software delivers a simplified platform for surveying, …

BIM and ingenious Doka formwork building bridges on the A85 motorway in France

BIM and ingenious Doka formwork building bridges on the A85 motorway in France The A85 motorway is one of the main thoroughfares connecting the cities of Anger and Vierzon in France. Along the route a total of six viaducts are expanded to improve the flow of traffic. Doka made an important contribution to the infrastructure …

Telensa leading the globe in Smart Street Lighting

Telensa leading the globe in Smart Street Lighting Telensa today announced that it has been named as the global market share leader in smart street lighting in Northeast Group’s Global Smart Street Lighting & Smart Cities: Market Forecast (2019-2028). This is the 5th edition of the study that has become the industry standard for research …

MIT algorithm predicts where nearby people are headed

MIT algorithm predicts where nearby people are headed In 2018, researchers at MIT and the auto manufacturer BMW were developing an algorithm to test ways in which humans and robots might work in close proximity to assemble car parts. In a replica of a factory floor setting, the team rigged up a robot on rails, …

Grade Guidance Technology now featured in the John Deere 470G LC Excavator

Grade Guidance Technology now featured in the John Deere 470G LC Excavator Power and precision converge with the new grade guidance technology-equipped John Deere 470G LC Excavators. First introduced for the 210G LC and 350G LC Excavators, John Deere developed this solution in cooperation with Topcon Positioning Group. The integrated grade guidance system provides the …

An introduction to SolarLite Active Road Studs

An introduction to SolarLite Active Road Studs Retro reflective studs have long been the favoured and trusted choice for roadside delineation, but now SolarLite Active Road Studs are an excellent alternative. A Shaw solution to delineation With a history and reputation spanning more than 80 years, ‘cats eyes’ have become a familiar feature on UK …

Technology training for construction contractors addresses the need for sharp workers

Technology training for construction contractors addresses the need for sharp workers The scene: A busy mid-size construction contractors office where owner-operator Bill plops into his desk chair while thinking that he and his incredible crew need relief…need help. “I’m gonna close my eyes for a minute,” he promises, and dozes into a familiar dream where …

Alaka’i launches the SKAI hydrogen powered eVTOL

Alaka’i launches the SKAI hydrogen powered eVTOL Alaka’i Technologies has unveiled Skai, the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell powered air mobility solution designed to transform the way the world moves. From its sleek, uncluttered design, radically simple and safe electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle, to its fuel source – a system that runs …

INRIX AI Traffic is a new deep learning solution for traffic analytics

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Indonesia’s massive public transport system begins transitioning to electric buses

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Hyundai Motors introduce an all electric double decker bus

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Transport for London looking forward to an all Electric City

Transport for London looking forward to an all Electric City If London plans to be a zero-carbon city by 2050, there have to be huge changes in policy, transport infrastructure and public attitude. Volvo Construction Equipment talked to Mark Poulton, Vehicle Technology Manager and Principal Technical Specialist at Transport for London (TfL) to see how …

Highways England to introduce autonomous plant on maintenance projects

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MIT autonomous control system learns to use maps and image data to navigate

MIT autonomous control system learns to use maps and image data to navigate With aims of bringing more human-like reasoning to driverless vehicles, MIT researchers have created an autonomous control system that uses only simple maps and visual data to enable driverless cars to navigate routes in new, complex environments. Human drivers are exceptionally good …

Leica mobile-device app creates complete ecosystem with smallest imaging laser scanner

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Electric Quarry site wins Volvo Technology Award

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Volvo taking on our electric future, both on and off-road

Volvo taking on our electric future, both on and off-road The path to full electromobility begins in our cities. Here Anna Thordén, Product Manager, Electromobility, for Volvo Trucks explains how buses, trucks – and now construction machines – are steering us towards an electric future. When Volvo first started to explore electromobility back in 2005, …

The SICK versatile free-flow 3D Profiler scans vehicles on the move

The SICK versatile free-flow 3D Profiler scans vehicles on the move SICK has set a new benchmark in traffic monitoring technology with the launch of the Free Flow 3D Profiler vehicle measurement system that enables highly-accurate 3D profiling of vehicles across multiple lanes in free-flow traffic. The SICK Free Flow Profiler is versatile and adaptable …

Hackathon calls for experts to create radical fire safety solutions

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Minster Surfacing developing technology to make roads 90 percent recycled

Minster Surfacing developing technology to make roads 90% recycled Lincolnshire-based road surfacing firm, Minster Surfacing is developing technology that could lead to all roads being made from 90% recycled material. Minster Surfacing works on roads across Lincolnshire on behalf of Lincolnshire County Council and Kier Group as well as roads in Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire and major …

Plantworx 2019 features New Machines and Tech

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I-405 Mobility in Los Angeles to improve with Parsons’ Artificial Intelligence solutions

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COBOD 3D construction printer nominated for 3D printing awards

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Brieda Cabins pioneers ground control station for remote crane operations

Brieda Cabins pioneers ground control station for remote crane operations Brieda Cabins, a specialist in ergonomic cabins, control stations and desks for manned and remote crane operations, has developed a ground control station to remotely operate container cranes, with an ergonomic design and user-friendly interface that will boost productivity at marine container terminals, intermodal facilities …

Beat crime and protect your valuable assets with GPS Trackit247 technology

Beat crime and protect your valuable assets with GPS Trackit247 technology Trackit247, a leading manufacturer of live GPS tracking technology is advising equipment owners to be on their guard after the latest NFU crime report, which highlights rural crime is rising at its fastest rate since 2010, with these crime figures increasing by a staggering …

Leica BLK3D imager powers real-time 3D measurement for visual construction

Leica BLK3D imager powers real-time 3D measurement for visual construction Multivista has launched 3D Images as part of its suite of documentation services for the construction industry. The service will be powered by the Leica BLK3D, which is a handheld 3D imager that allows real-time, professional grade, in-picture 3D measurement. Like its construction photo documentation …

Clearview looks at lack of free parking driving jobseekers away

Clearview looks at lack of free parking driving jobseekers away A survey by Clearview Intelligence has revealed the importance of free parking at the workplace, with a lack of spaces, car park charges and inconvenient locations all cited as reasons that could influence a decision to resign. Free car parking would influence 78% of employees’ …

More than half of Brits willing to fund smart city traffic solutions

More than half of Brits willing to fund smart city traffic solutions New research has found an increasing appetite for smart city measures that aim to tackle urbanisation problems, such as congestion and security issues, with almost a quarter (24%) of Brits even saying they would be happy to fund these solutions using part of …

New job site product aims to put a stop to theft, data blackspots and downtime

New job site product aims to put a stop to theft, data blackspots and downtime British technology company, Sunstone Systems, has unveiled the latest product in its range, the Autonomous Remote Communications Unit (ARC). Scalable, portable and modular, the ARC has been created to provide flexibility for a wide range of sites and events. The …

Samsung SDS and Telensa Partner to deploy Smart City Infrastructure Solutions

Samsung SDS and Telensa Partner to deploy Smart City Infrastructure Solutions Samsung SDS, the digital arm of Samsung, and Telensa, a leader in smart street lighting and smart city data, today announced that they are working together on smart city projects. The two companies are collaborating on smart streetlighting, in which Telensa is the global …

Self-Driving Cranes will be a reality thanks to Crane Operations Experts SMIE

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VolvoCE exploring the potential for 5G in construction

VolvoCE exploring the potential for 5G in construction In a global first, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is among a small number of pioneering companies trialling 5G mobile connectivity. With the program set to make a big impact on construction innovation, we find out more from 5G expert Calle Skillsäter, Volvo CE’s Technical Specialist for …

Harrisburg trials Telensa connected Streetlight Smart City technologies

Harrisburg, USA trials Telensa connected Streetlight Smart City technologies Telensa, a world leader in Smart Street Lighting and Smart City data applications, today announced that it is working with the City of Harrisburg to trial smart city technologies featuring smart sensors for traffic, air quality and waste monitoring. The City deployed a Telensa smart street …

TRL looks at driver distraction and if it is time to update our evidence base

TRL looks at driver distraction and if it is time to update our evidence base The Chief Executive of Highways England recently expressed concerns about the safety of in-car touchscreens and the potential for distracting drivers. This is a concern echoed by many fleet managers, who have seen the in-vehicle environment become ever more filled …

Understanding the Future of Shared Mobility

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TE Connectivity to showcase latest products and technology at Battery Show Europe

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Advanced Construction Robotics announces their 2nd autonomous construction robot

Advanced Construction Robotics announces their 2nd autonomous construction robot Last Wednesday morning at Bauma, the world’s leading construction machinery trade fair, Advanced Construction Robotics (ACR) announced to an international audience their next robotic construction solution, IronBot. IronBot is a rebar placement robot that is designed to lift, carry and place rebar in horizontal reinforced concrete …

ABB new digital application optimises dry bulk material handling for stockyard operations

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GSSI launches Ground Penetrating Radar video training series

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MIT develop unique environmentally friendly manufacturing method for plastics and textiles

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Huge range of Cat Equipment, Technology and Services on display at bauma

Huge range of Cat Equipment, Technology and Services on display at Bauma Caterpillar is showcasing more equipment, technology and services than ever before at bauma 2019, the world’s largest construction industry trade show in Munich, Germany. The expansive Caterpillar display features diverse product lines with new offerings, as well as an interactive display of the …

COBOD 3D concrete printer to print 2 storey Belgian Kamp C

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Parking just got very smart and is closing in on illegal vehicles

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Advanced ITS solutions from Siemens Mobility at Traffex

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MIT algorithm kicking neural network automation into high gear

MIT algorithm kicking neural network automation into high gear A new area in artificial intelligence involves using algorithms to automatically design machine-learning systems known as a neural network, which are more accurate and efficient than those developed by human engineers. But this so-called neural architecture search (NAS) technique is computationally expensive. A state-of-the-art NAS algorithm …

Inductive loops or wireless magnetometers for traffic signal control

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PERI to promote CADENAS for BIM CAD scaffolding component library at bauma

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Mental health, diversity and technology driving the future of the construction workforce

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Trimble T7 rugged, lightweight Tablet elevates productivity on the construction site

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Watson-Marlow to showcase fluid handling technology at bauma

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Global UNESCO Conference on Artificial Intelligence urge rights-based governance of AI

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The largest 3D construction printer in the world heads for to Saudi Arabia

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Hexagon to present new intelligent construction technology at bauma 2019

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Road Marking innovations highlight how technology is driving change at Traffex

Road Marking innovations highlight how technology is driving change at Traffex A knee-high robot that marks white lines accurately and at high speed; innovative paint that can deal with the road surface at level crossings; a ride-on road marker that resembles a Harley Davidson – but is silent; and new treatments that are durable, skid-resistant …

What do customers really want from Construction Automation?

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VolvoCE to test RC Wheel Loaders when Sweden gets first industrial 5G network

VolvoCE to test RC Wheel Loaders when Sweden gets first industrial 5G network Telia, Ericsson and Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) have launched Sweden’s first 5G network for industrial use today at Volvo CE’s facility in Eskilstuna. Volvo CE will then become one of the first in the world to use 5G technology to test …

StreetLight Data now delivers 2018 on-demand Traffic Counts for nearly every road in the US

StreetLight Data now delivers 2018 on-demand Traffic Counts for nearly every road in the US StreetLight Data, a leader in big data analytics for mobility has launched Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) for 2018 on the StreetLight InSight® platform. Providing accurate, on-demand traffic volumes for over 4 million miles of roadway, the company’s AADT numbers …

Sandvik supports digitalization of infrastructure construction projects and worksites

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Is artificial intelligence the future of construction?

Is artificial intelligence the future of construction? According to McKinsey, AI is the next frontier for construction technology. Without a doubt, the construction industry has still a long way to go before we can claim with confidence that artificial intelligence solutions have been properly implemented in the sector. The good news is that construction is …

All-wheel steering for Construction Machines enabled by EHLA PLUS

All-wheel steering for Construction Machines enabled by EHLA PLUS Electro-hydraulic steering systems for rear axles have been standard in commercial vehicles and complex construction machinery for many years. In the case of commercial vehicles, the use of electro-hydraulic auxiliary steering is primarily to ensure compliance with the legal requirements. Without a steered rear axle the …

Bell Nexus Autonomous Pod Transport set to be the Air Taxi of tomorrow

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MIT’s first four-legged robot can do backflips

MIT’s first four-legged robot can do backflips MIT’s new mini cheetah robot is springy and light on its feet, with a range of motion that rivals a champion gymnast. The four-legged powerpack can bend and swing its legs wide, enabling it to walk either right-side up or upside down. The robot can also trot over …

Clearview will be installing knowledge with free CPD training courses

Clearview will be installing knowledge with free CPD training courses Roadside engineers tasked with installing wireless vehicle detection can now benefit from free CPD-accredited training. Clearview Intelligence is offering the new half-day courses on selected dates in March and May at its headquarters in Milton Keynes. The course, delivered by Clearview’s Product Specialist Alastair King …

DJI improves Enterprise Drones for next level commercial drone operations

DJI improves Enterprise Drones for next level commercial drone operations Updated Matrice 200 Series Drones And FlightHub Software Lay The Foundation For BVLOS And Night Flights While Accelerating Organization-Wide Commercial Drone Deployments DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today unveiled new hardware and software tools to give professional drone operators …

Liebherr to launch a new era of machine communication at bauma with INTUSI

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Trimble introduce groundworks machine control system for drilling and piling

Trimble introduce groundworks machine control system for drilling and piling Trimble introduced today the Trimble Groundworks Machine Control System, a reliable and streamlined machine control solution for drilling and piling operations. The next generation system enables contractors to perform drilling and piling operations quickly, safely and accurately. “Engineered for ease of use, Trimble Groundworks features …

Germany’s largest lifting bridge pushes formwork technology forward

Germany’s largest lifting bridge pushes formwork technology forward The Hamburg Port Authority (HAP), the agency responsible for the infrastructure of the Port of Hamburg, wants to improve the flow of traffic across the Süderelbe River by building the New Kattwyk Railway Bridge. For the construction of the bridge piers, Max Bögl and Doka are relying …

Brokk introduces SmartConcept B300, next generation Demolition Robot

Brokk introduces SmartConcept B300, next generation Demolition Robot Brokk, the world’s leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition robot machines, introduces the new Brokk 300, which features 40 percent more demolition power than its predecessor, the Brokk 280. It also boasts Brokk SmartConcept™ technological features that improve power management, reliability, maintainability and ergonomics. The Brokk 300 is …

MIT inspired by a Lobster’s underbelly for the design of tough flexible body armour

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Lynch Plant Hire makes a long-term commitment to GKD Technologies

Lynch Plant Hire makes a long-term commitment to GKD Technologies Machine guidance manufacturer, GKD Technologies has been supplying nationwide plant hire specialists Lynch Plant for the past 18 – months. Lynch had a previous supplier who were providing the company’s height and slew restrictor systems – but with machine safety requirements growing – Lynch reported …

Telensa Smart City Sensors for Urban Data Project to be powered by Qualcomm chips

Telensa Smart City Sensors for Urban Data Project to be powered by Qualcomm chips Telensa, a leader in smart street lighting and smart city applications, today announced that its streetlight-based Multi-Sensor Pods, a key element of the Urban Data Project, will be powered by the Qualcomm® SDM845 processor from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. The Qualcomm SDM845 …

Construction Technology advances are driving a whole new Traffex

Construction Technology advances are driving a whole new Traffex Bigger and better than any highways and transport event in its 40 year history, Traffex 2019 at the NEC in Birmingham is all about the future: of mobility and the road space; of the way transport is funded and operated; and of the people who will …

Trimble announces HoloLens 2 tech for Construction, Manufacturing and Mining

Trimble announces HoloLens 2 tech for Construction, Manufacturing and Mining Trimble has announced a new wearable hard hat compatible device that enables workers in safety-controlled environments to access holographic information on the worksite—the Trimble® XR10 with HoloLens 2. In addition, an expanded set of Trimble software and services will be available to provide field-oriented workflows …

Minerals Matter brings the latest VR technology to Wainwright and Co’s Outreach Programme

Minerals Matter brings the latest VR technology to Wainwright & Co’s Outreach Programme When HR Director at John Wainwright & Co, Lisa Saunders realised that her company’s outreach to young people needed a boost, Minerals Matter, an initiative tasked with encouraging people into the sector, knew just who, and what, to send. MP Futures’ Dr …

UK commuters losing the plot over congestion and pothole damage on route to work

UK commuters losing the plot over congestion and pothole damage on route to work More than a quarter of UK adults who commute across a city or town by car (27%) say that on average they spend more than 20 minutes of that commute in slow-moving traffic. That’s according to new research commissioned by technology …

New MIT platform ensures web services adhere to User’s privacy data restrictions

New MIT platform ensures web services adhere to User’s privacy data restrictions In today’s world of cloud computing, users of mobile apps and web services store personal data on remote data centre servers. This data may include photos, social media profiles, email addresses, and even fitness data from wearable devices. Services often aggregate multiple users’ …

Trimble Exchange launched in the US for pre-Owned Trimble Products

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MIT develops keener Electric Eyesight for autonomous vehicles

MIT develops keener Electric Eyesight for autonomous vehicles On-chip system that detects signals at sub-terahertz wavelengths could help steer driverless cars through fog and dust. Autonomous vehicles relying on light-based image sensors often struggle to see through blinding conditions, such as fog. But MIT researchers have developed a sub-terahertz-radiation receiving system that could help steer …

Cat 950M / 982M Wheel Loader updates improve technology and comfort

Cat 950M / 982M Wheel Loader updates improve technology and comfort The 2019 product update package for Cat® M Series Medium Wheel Loaders (950M – 982M) includes technology advances that provide: lower operating costs via extended service intervals; enhanced operator comfort with new seats and suspensions; emissions control strategies to meet EU Stage V standards …

Topcon technology is integral to modern concrete paving

Topcon technology is integral to modern concrete paving Millimeter GPS raises the bar Beauty to behold for the concrete contractor is the smooth, uniform surface of freshly-paved concrete. For them, Concrete Gray is the color of choice in the 64 pack of crayons and nothing feels better than leaving a durable, quality finished concrete paved …

MIT using artificial intelligence to engineer materials’ properties

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Cutting edge PLPR tech helping Network Rail to almost double track maintenance capacity

Cutting edge PLPR tech helping Network Rail to almost double track maintenance capacity Network Rail is boosting its capacity to identify and fix track defects using cutting edge technology, reducing delays caused by track faults, improving safety and saving the taxpayer millions of pounds. A key part of Network Rail’s ‘predict and prevent’ strategy, Plain …

Computer vision gadget CarVi detects potholes in San Francisco pilot

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Transport in lower income countries and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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Shell and MachineMax launch digital service for customers to maximise profitability

Shell and MachineMax launch digital service for customers to maximise profitability Shell and MachineMax have launched a new digital service that will help construction and mining companies to maximise the profitability of their off-highway fleets using smart sensors and next-generation analytics. Together the two companies plan to tackle a multibillion pound industry problem characterised by …

GSSI showcases latest ground penetrating radar technology at Canadian Concrete Expo

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Diesel Laptops launch Virtual Diesel Technician Program

Diesel Laptops launch Virtual Diesel Technician Program Diesel Laptops, the leading distributor for commercial truck diesel diagnostic software, hardware, and services, has announced the launch of its innovative Virtual Diesel Technician Program. This program is a first in the commercial truck and off highway industry and is a real solution to the current diesel technician …

Fujitsu’s Transport Trends for 2019

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Telensa announces the Urban Data Project with Cambridge as Launch Partner City

Telensa announces the Urban Data Project with Cambridge as Launch Partner City Telensa, a leader in smart street lighting and smart city applications has announced the Urban Data Project. Telensa has built a solution powered by the Microsoft Azure cloud platform that creates a trust infrastructure for urban data, one that enables cities to collect, …

MIT researchers observe hydrogen’s effects on metal to design safer storage tanks

MIT researchers observe hydrogen’s effects on metal to design safer storage tanks Hydrogen, the second-tiniest of all atoms, can penetrate right into the crystal structure of a solid metal. That’s good news for efforts to store the fuel safely within the metal itself, but it’s bad news for structures such as the pressure vessels in nuclear …

Cleverciti demonstrates strong momentum in the Global Smart Parking Market

Cleverciti demonstrates strong momentum in the Global Smart Parking Market Cleverciti Systems Corp., a leader in comprehensive, high-tech solutions for outdoor and on-street parking detection, monitoring and guidance, marked the end of 2018 with strong results across its business as more organizations look to leverage intelligent, IoT-based solutions to streamline parking operations. Cleverciti secured 13 …

VÖGELE pioneering machine technology and digital process solutions at bauma 2019

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Gothenburg drive to electrify takes to the water with Volvo Penta

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Two design prizes for HAMM Autonomous Roller F1 study

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ADEPT SMART Places winners announced with 7 projects going forward to Live Labs

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When does new technology become part of the mainstream?

When does new technology become part of the mainstream? Early adopters take the risks of new ideas but see that as a necessary way of keeping ahead of competitors or the marketplace, and they know that where they lead others will soon follow. They also understand that by being ahead of the industry there may …

New technology and service enhancements are key for Hyundai at Bauma 2019

New technology and service enhancements are key for Hyundai at Bauma 2019 Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe (HCEE) is committed to staying on top of the latest technology trends and will be bringing a lot of new technology and services enhancements to Bauma 2019 for their customers to discover. Key topics like fuel efficiency, productivity, safety, …

MIT algorithm helps robots take calculated risks in dangerous environments

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Liebherr Construction Equipment introduces Intelligent Assistance Systems

Liebherr Construction Equipment introduces Intelligent Assistance Systems Liebherr’s new Intelligent Assistance Systems increase comfort and safety in daily operation in a range of ways. One of their advantages is that they enable machine operators to concentrate more on operating their Liebherr wheel loader by removing additional distractions. As a result of digitalisation, the construction site …

Leica BLK3D recognised for Innovation, Engineering and Design

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Drone technology is reaching new heights

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MIT model identifies artificial intelligence blind spots

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