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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 …

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 …

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 …

Northumberland County Council selects Yotta Alloy software for Highways Maintenance

Northumberland County Council selects Yotta Alloy software for Highways Maintenance Yotta has won a major contract with Northumberland County Council for the delivery and implementation of Yotta’s flagship connected asset management platform, Alloy. The council plans to use Alloy for the management of its highways infrastructure, enabling it to inspect and maintain its whole network …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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

Bosch pyrofuse can prevent electric shocks after electric vehicles crash With more and more electric cars on the road, many drivers are increasingly uncertain what they should do or not do in the event of a collision. Electric motors also present rescue crews with new challenges. In fact, like any other vehicle, electric vehicles are …

Control and software automation specialist QSI Group expanding with Actemium rebrand

Control and software automation specialist QSI Group expanding with Actemium rebrand QSI Group, part of VINCI Energies UK & RoI since 2017, has been rebranded as Actemium Automation Teesside as it joins the wider Actemium network of Business Units in its mission to boost industrial performance. Since the acquisition of Teesside-based QSI Group by VINCI …

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

i.safe MOBILE introduces an industrial smartphone for potentially explosive environments i.safe MOBILE GmbH, one of the world’s leading and most innovative developers of mobile communication devices for safe use in hazardous areas, presents the IS530.1, an industrial smartphone with Android 9.0 Pie. This device, in addition to the important ATEX and IECEx standards for explosion …

VTT developing smart cities with LuxTurrim5G streetlight ecosystem

VTT developing smart cities with LuxTurrim5G streetlight ecosystem In smart cities of the future, smart light poles will replace ordinary light poles, laying the foundations for a fast and efficient 5G network. Smart light poles, equipped with sensors, cameras and displays, also help cities improve safety, air quality and effectivity of transportation. LuxTurrim5G project has …

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

How India’s cities can leverage citizen data while protecting privacy India is on a path with dual, and potentially conflicting goals related to the use of citizen data. To improve the efficiency their municipal services, many Indian cities have started enabling government-service requests, which involves collecting and sharing citizen data with government officials and, potentially, …

Nuclear Technology Showcase event in Cumbria explored innovation and digital technology

Nuclear Technology Showcase event in Cumbria explored innovation and digital technology A PIONEERING event held in the UK which brought together nuclear technology, innovations and cutting-edge digital technology to help solve some of the world’s most complex challenges is being hailed as the blueprint for launching similar events in the USA and Canada. Forth Engineering …

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

Scania develop the AXL fully autonomous concept truck In what is another milestone in the development of heavy self-driving vehicles, a group of Scania experts in different fields have teamed up and developed the Scania AXL, a concept truck, which even without the cab, has the company’s modular system at the heart of the design. …

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

24×7 connectivity key to ensure safety and traffic control in intelligent transport projects We might be some time away from highways full of completely autonomous vehicles and intelligent transport, but the foundations for connected transportation are already deployed and in full working order in some forward-looking cities. Every year more and more vehicles are introduced …

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

Kryton adds wireless real-time Concrete Monitoring to its Smart Concrete Product Kryton International Inc., a world leader in innovative concrete technology, today announced the company has acquired a 30 percent interest in Sensohive Technologies ApS of Odense, Denmark. The acquisition makes Kryton Sensohive’s largest shareholder. Kryton will also be the exclusive North American distributor of …

Telensa joins Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program

Telensa joins Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program Telensa, the leading provider of connected street lighting and smart city data applications, today announced that it has joined the Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. The program connects cities, municipalities, government agencies and enterprises with end-to-end smart city solutions based on Qualcomm Technologies’ technology. …

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

TerraVision GPR could be the new hero of Autonomous Vehicles GSSI, the world’s leading manufacturer of ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment, announces TerraVision, the first-to-market localizing ground penetrating radar (LGPR) technology that improves navigation for autonomous vehicles (AVs). The LGPR technology was originally developed at MIT Lincoln Laboratory for military applications and is designed to …

BigChange is afoot at GAP Hire Solutions

BigChange is afoot at GAP Hire Solutions Following the announcement last year that GAP Hire Solutions had transformed its business with a BigChange to mobile operations, GAP has now completed the BigChange roll-out across the business. Over 500 GAP vehicles have been fitted with the system and over 600 staff have been trained on best …

New StreetLight Data machine learning tech delivers US granular traffic metrics

New StreetLight Data machine learning tech delivers US granular traffic metrics StreetLight Data, Inc, the leader in Big Data analytics for mobility, has long offered Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) metrics, a critical tool for transportation professionals analyzing infrastructure projects, estimating road safety or seeking highway funds. Today, for the first time, the company is …

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 …

Hounslow Highways improves customer experience with new FixMyStreet reporting App

Hounslow Highways improves customer experience with new FixMyStreet reporting App Ringway Hounslow Highways has launched an innovative new customer-focused reporting service with FixMyStreet. The new system, which went live today, allows people to report incidents and defects on the network in Hounslow more efficiently than ever before. With an access portal on the Hounslow Highways …

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

Vodafone and IBM boost National Expresses Digital First approach with Hybrid Cloud The Vodafone Business and IBM venture, which launched earlier this year, has today announced it has signed an eight-year deal with National Express, a leading UK-based transport provider with services in eight countries. The agreement covers the provision of cloud and digital services …

Vehicle Vision delivers a revolution to Heavy Equipment customer service

Vehicle Vision delivers a revolution to Heavy Equipment customer service Vehicle Vision, the developers behind the pioneering Audi Cam service for Audi UK, are bringing their innovative personalised video apps and software to the Heavy Equipment sector. The use of video in car dealerships has revolutionised the automotive franchised marketplace – in the industry’s quest …

Scanning robotic total station a construction technology innovation

Scanning robotic total station a construction technology innovation In the 1950s, Ace Books began publishing Ace Doubles, which were two separate novels combined in a single volume. For example, a reader could read “Secret Agent of Terra” which ends at about the middle of the book. The reader could then close the book; do a …

Five ways Artificial Intelligence is disrupting our lives

Five ways Artificial Intelligence is disrupting our lives No longer the domain of secret labs and sci-fi plots, artificial intelligence (AI) can help us recognize patterns in vast amounts of data, anticipate future events and take well-informed actions in real time – sometimes beyond human capabilities. Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) isn’t the only one …

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

Cleverciti powers Parking Guidance System at Germany’s largest Shopping Mall Cleverciti Systems, a leader in comprehensive, high-tech solutions for smart parking guidance systems, announced that Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield’s Ruhr Park shopping centre, Germany’s largest open-air, shopping centre, has deployed Cleverciti’s advanced smart parking solution to monitor more than 2,600 outdoor spaces. Cleverciti’s high-end artificial intelligence (AI) sensors …

Energy Harvester generates electricity from inside spinning tyres

Energy Harvester generates electricity from inside spinning tyres A new technology that could see tyres generate electricity whilst driving is being developed by engineers in Japan. Falken’s parent company, Sumitomo Rubber Industries, together with Professor Hiroshi Tani of Kansai University, have developed the Energy Harvester that takes advantage of the build up of static electricity, …

The top 3 insights telematics can highlight

The top 3 insights telematics can highlight Connecting your machines is a powerful first step towards lowering your total cost of ownership.  The insights provided by the data enable you to set targets and take actions for improvement in the areas that will have the greatest impact on your overall profitability. But where to start? …

Nortech Controllers manage access at shared parking facilities

Nortech Controllers manage access at shared parking facilities The CPC202 and CPC204 Shared Occupancy Controllers from access controls specialists Nortech are compact, standalone, intelligent units that control access for groups of users sharing the same shared parking facility. A single CPC204 Shared Occupancy Controller can provide full access control to a parking facility that is …

SMIE demonstrates remotely-operated Crane Automation

SMIE demonstrates remotely-operated Crane Automation SMIE the inventors of tower crane anti-collision have announced to industry partners that they had taken their crane automation technology a step further. Using their remote 4G system they have been able to connect a Pro-SITE installed tower crane to their simulator training system based 300km away. This powerful adaptation …

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

Bosch and Daimler obtain approval for driverless parking without human supervision Bosch and Daimler have reached a milestone on the way to automated driving: the two companies have now obtained approval from the relevant authorities in Baden-Württemberg for their automated driverless parking system in the Mercedes-Benz Museum parking garage in Stuttgart. The automated valet parking …

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

INRIX expands Smart City AV Platform to manage roadways, curbs and sidewalks For hundreds of years, cities have been responsible for providing, maintaining and managing a safe and dependable transportation system. Personal vehicles and public transit have long been the most popular, but recent AV Platform and mobility innovations have challenged cities to fulfill their …

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

MIT Mobile Motors could pave the way for robots to assemble complex structures Years ago, MIT Professor Neil Gershenfeld had an audacious thought. Struck by the fact that all the world’s living things are built out of combinations of just 20 amino acids, he wondered: Might it be possible to create Mobile Motors of just …

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 …

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, …

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 …

Tenneco Prime 3D Simulation software cut engine cylinder development time by 70 percent

Tenneco Prime 3D Simulation software cut engine cylinder development time by 70 percent At the 2019 IAA Frankfurt, Tenneco Powertrain division is presenting their award-winning PRiME 3D® simulation software which has been shown to cut development time for engine cylinder components by up to 70 percent. An industry first, the software tool enables the generation …

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

LMBab operator can’t live without Volvo Dig Assist LMBab operator Patrik Ekström says Volvo’s Dig Assist feature for excavators has improved his work life massively. Unique to Volvo, the user-friendly new system helps operators complete excavation tasks safely, accurately and in a fraction of the time. When Swedish construction company LMBab purchased a new EWR150E …

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

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

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

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5 ways VINCI Energies is upgrading your world

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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

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

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Telensa leading the globe in Smart Street Lighting

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MIT algorithm predicts where nearby people are headed

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An introduction to SolarLite Active Road Studs

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Technology training for construction contractors addresses the need for sharp workers

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Plantworx 2019 has its very own Smartphone App

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Alaka’i launches the SKAI hydrogen powered eVTOL

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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Beat crime and protect your valuable assets with GPS Trackit247 technology

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

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

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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

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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

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Harrisburg trials Telensa connected Streetlight Smart City technologies

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

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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

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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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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

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

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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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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

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

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Sandvik supports digitalization of infrastructure construction projects and worksites

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New Wildlife mobile app helps identify signs of protected species on construction sites

New Wildlife mobile app helps identify signs of protected species on construction sites CIRIA and The Ecology Consultancy have announced the launch of their new Working with Wildlife mobile app to identify protected species, which is now available as a free download from the App Store for Apple devices and from the Google Play Store …

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

Bell Nexus Autonomous Pod Transport set to be the Air Taxi of tomorrow The Bell Nexus, Autonomous Pod Transport and more innovations designed to shape the future of flight were highlighted at the CES show. Bell Helicopter revealed the configuration and full-scale vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) air taxi vehicle during CES 2019. The air taxi, named Bell …

MIT’s first four-legged robot can do backflips

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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

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Brokk introduces SmartConcept B300, next generation Demolition Robot

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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

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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

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Trimble announces HoloLens 2 tech for Construction, Manufacturing and Mining

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

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MIT develops keener Electric Eyesight for autonomous vehicles

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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

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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

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Diesel Laptops launch Virtual Diesel Technician Program

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Fujitsu’s Transport Trends for 2019

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

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

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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?

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MIT algorithm helps robots take calculated risks in dangerous environments

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Liebherr Construction Equipment introduces Intelligent Assistance Systems

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Leica BLK3D recognised for Innovation, Engineering and Design

Leica BLK3D recognised for Innovation, Engineering and Design Leica BLK3D Recognised by Prestigious Global Awards Industry-first solution for real-time, in-picture 3D measurement for Innovation, Engineering, Design Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, today announced its ground-breaking Leica BLK3D 3D imager has earned multiple prestigious global design and innovation awards. The first BLK3D units began shipping to …

Drone technology is reaching new heights

Drone technology is reaching new heights The number of companies using drone technology has increased significantly, although more advanced digital/reality capture outputs continue to be underutilised. The use of digital/reality capture information from drone technology continues to increase in the UK and Irish construction industries, with 52% of respondents now using the technology compared with …

New Mobile App gives Surveyors a Speedy Experience

New Mobile App gives Surveyors a Speedy Experience Speedy Hire, the UK’s leading provider of tools and equipment hire and services, has launched a new mobile app for customers as an extension of its digital strategy. The app makes it easier for surveyors to do business with Speedy by enabling them to complete a full …

MIT model identifies artificial intelligence blind spots

MIT model identifies artificial intelligence blind spots A novel model developed by MIT and Microsoft researchers identifies instances in which autonomous systems have “learned” from training examples that don’t match what’s actually happening in the real world. Engineers could use this model to improve the safety of artificial intelligence systems, such as driverless vehicles and …

Siemens Mobility receives Home Office Type-Approval for SafeZone II

Siemens Mobility receives Home Office Type-Approval for SafeZone II Siemens Mobility Limited has received Home Office Type-Approval for its SafeZone II average speed enforcement system, which incorporates the company’s market-leading Sicore II camera. Approval means that evidence from the system is now fully admissible in court for offences under the Road Traffic Offenders Act, 1988. …

London welcomes the world’s most sophisticated air quality monitoring network

London welcomes the world’s most sophisticated air quality monitoring network The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched the world’s most advanced and comprehensive network of air quality monitors to help investigate and improve London’s toxic air. ‘Breathe London’ will use a range of cutting-edge fixed and mobile sensors to build up a real-time, hyperlocal …

Volvo Financial iLabX – an innovation Lab for Technology Entrepreneurs

Volvo Financial iLabX – an innovation Lab for Technology Entrepreneurs At the end of 2018 Volvo Financial Services (“VFS”) announced its launch of ‘iLabX’, an accelerator program that will provide entrepreneurial companies from around the world in fintech and other fields with the opportunity to collaborate with VFS to develop and implement new innovative solutions …

The building materials of the future will be all about Sustainability

The building materials of the future will be all about Sustainability What if we could use mushrooms to warm our homes? Or use shape-memory alloys to make our infrastructure more sustainable? Volvo Construction Equipment has taken a look at some of these future technologies which put sustainability at the forefront and have the potential to radically …

Ritchie Bros webinar on Asset Solutions will help you manage your fleet with data analytics

Ritchie Bros webinar on Asset Solutions will help you manage your fleet with data analytics Launched in 2018, RB Asset Solutions is an end-to-end asset management and disposition system Ritchie Bros. has been an industry leader for more than 60 years, and its latest solution for the market, RB Asset Solutions, is designed to make …

Trend Micro warns handheld remote controllers for construction equipment can be hacked

Trend Micro warns handheld remote controllers for construction equipment can be hacked Trend Micro  a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, has released a new report detailing inherent flaws and new vulnerabilities in radio frequency (RF) remote controllers found and disclosed through the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI). The report, A Security Analysis of Radio Remote Controllers …

VolvoCE brings electromobility to their smaller loaders and excavators

VolvoCE brings electromobility to their smaller loaders and excavators In an industry-first move, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has announced that in 2020 it will bring electromobility to the market with the launch of an electric range of Volvo branded compact wheel loaders and compact excavators. In a pioneering commitment to future technology, Volvo CE …

LLEAP Award for Skyjack ELEVATE Telematics

LLEAP Award for Skyjack ELEVATE Telematics Skyjack took home a Leadership in Lifting Equipment and Aerial Platforms (LLEAP) Award last month. The OEM’s off-highway telematics solution, ELEVATE, won in the category of OEM Features or Essential Components. The mobile first solution was launched in early 2018 and has since garnered attention from rental companies and …

Success for the Small Robot Company with £1.2 million Crowdcube campaign

Success for the Small Robot Company with £1.2 million Crowdcube campaign Small Robot Company, a British agritech start-up for sustainable farming, today announced that it has raised £1.2 million on Crowdcube equity crowdfunding platform. It reached its initial funding target of £500,000 within minutes of its launch thanks largely to support from the farming community. …

MIT developing tools that automatically generate models from complex datasets

MIT developing tools that automatically generate models from complex datasets MIT researchers are hoping to advance the democratization of data science with a new tool for non-statisticians that automatically generates models for analysing raw data. Democratizing data science is the notion that anyone, with little to no expertise, can do data science if provided ample …

Volvo invests in Momentum Dynamics wireless electric car charging

Volvo invests in Momentum Dynamics wireless electric car charging Volvo Group Venture Capital AB, a subsidiary of the Volvo Group, today announced an investment in Momentum Dynamics Inc – a leading company in high power wireless charging of electric vehicles. Momentum Dynamics is a Philadelphia-based company developing and commercializing high power inductive charging for the …

Cities are undergoing transport revolutions

Cities are undergoing transport revolutions The privately owned car has long been the leading means of transportation in big cities. But car pools, electric bikes and self-driving vehicles can challenge the car’s dominant position. Over the past 70 years, the car has had a major impact on urban planning and the way our cities are …

StreetLight Data unveils all-in-one system to measure Bike, Pedestrian and Vehicle data

StreetLight Data unveils all-in-one system to measure Bike, Pedestrian and Vehicle data StreetLight Data, Inc, a leader in big data analytics for mobility, today debuted an industry-first with the capability to measure bicycle and pedestrian traffic, virtually anywhere, in addition to vehicular traffic. The addition of bike and pedestrian analytics to StreetLight InSight® is the …

Kia looks at AI emotion technology for post-autonomous driving

Kia looks at AI emotion technology for post-autonomous driving Kia Motors previewed a range of new technologies including emotion technology, developed for the post-autonomous driving era at the 2019 Consumer Electronic Show (CES). Kia’s interactive ‘Space of Emotive Driving’ exhibit looks to a future when autonomous driving is the norm and priority is given to …

BIRAL looking forward to a strong 2019

BIRAL looking forward to a strong 2019 Following a successful 2018, leading meteorological specialist Biral is excited to be starting 2019 with a number of high profile projects and company expansion under way. Biral’s Marketing Director Nathan Neal is delighted with the company’s progress commenting, “During 2018, we won some very significant projects around the …

Actibump proves a success in Australia

Actibump proves a success in Australia In January 2018 Curtin University installed four active speed bumps called Actibump at the University’s campus in Perth, Western Australia. The goal was to reduce the number of speeding drivers, particularly on semester week days when there are a lot of pedestrians and vehicles on campus. Mr Graham Arndt, …

The right data infrastructure is crucial for running of our roads

The right data infrastructure is crucial for running of our roads Knowing who and what are using the UK’s roads has never been more important. As the world moves towards an autonomous future it’s important to note that we are not starting from scratch in being able to create a data infrastructure that guides us …

Boschung fixed automated ice spray technology upgraded on the A4 in France

Boschung fixed automated ice spray technology upgraded on the A4 in France In 2002, the first BOSCHUNG fixed automated spray technology (FAST) system was installed on some sections of the A4 in France which were endangered by black ice. After more than 15 years of uninterrupted service, it was now time to replace this system …

Continental’s vision combines autonomous shuttles and delivery robots

Continental’s vision combines autonomous shuttles and delivery robots The technology company Continental steadily pushes the boundaries of autonomous vehicle technology, exploring new use cases and advancements every day. At CES 2019, Continental will exhibit how a autonomous shuttles could be used to stage and deploy delivery robots, taking packages all the way to the consumer …

MIT computer program can translate 2-D drawings into DNA structures

MIT computer program can translate 2-D drawings into DNA structures Researchers at MIT and Arizona State University have designed a computer program that allows users to translate any free-form drawing into a two-dimensional, nanoscale structure made of DNA. Until now, designing such structures has required technical expertise that puts the process out of reach of …

City dwellers are demanding smart traffic measures to cut commute times

City dwellers are demanding smart traffic measures to cut commute times The UK is among the most congested countries in the world, with a reported 37.5 million vehicles registered for use on UK roads last year – and now a new report, by ATG Access reveals that almost two-thirds (65%) of city-dwellers are frustrated with …

GSSI showcases innovative PaveScan RDM Asphalt Density Assessment Tool

GSSI showcases innovative PaveScan RDM Asphalt Density Assessment Tool GSSI, a world leading manufacturer of ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment, announces that it will feature its industry-leading PaveScan RDM asphalt density assessment tool at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 98th Annual Meeting, which takes place January 13-17, 2019 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center …

Hyundai Transformers may be the way forward for Emergency and First Responders

Hyundai Transformers may be the way forward for Emergency and First Responders Any first responder will tell you that the first 72 hours following a natural disaster are the most crucial to saving lives. However, often times due to the nature of the disaster (forest fire, earthquake, hurricane, or flood), it can be difficult for …

New Holland Tractor wins 2018 Good Design Award for methane powered concept

New Holland Tractor wins 2018 Good Design Award for methane powered concept New Holland received the prestigious Good Design® Award for the methane powered Concept Tractor from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies The Good Design® international jury panel of design professionals, …

MIT system monitors radiation damage to materials in real-time

MIT system monitors radiation damage to materials in real-time In order to evaluate a material’s ability to withstand the high-radiation environment inside a nuclear reactor, researchers have traditionally used a method known as “cook and look,” meaning the material is exposed to high radiation and then removed for a physical examination. But that process is …

Metso introduces Industrial 3D Metal Printing for valve parts

Metso introduces Industrial 3D Metal Printing for valve parts Metso has delivered the first valves with 3D printed parts from its Helsinki plant. The valves include 3D metal printing for components that allow the valves to perform in a particularly demanding application where they need to withstand numerous fast open-close cycles without maintenance. “We are …

Setting up and managing a wireless vehicle detection system

Setting up and managing a wireless vehicle detection system Compared to traditional inductive loops, wireless vehicle detection sensors are much quicker to install, the system negates the need for costly ducting and trenching and keeps the road surface more durable. With the Clearview system now coming with an improved five-year warranty package we thought it would …

Honda testing off-road autonomous ATV work vehicle

Honda testing off-road autonomous ATV work vehicle Honda will be seeking potential business and technology partners for its prototype off-road vehicle, the Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle, at CES 2019. Combining Honda’s all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and emerging advanced autonomous technology, the Autonomous Work Vehicle was designed by Honda R&D Americas to enhance efficiency and safety for …

The road innovations of the future

The road innovations of the future In the past 50 years there have been huge advancements in the automobile industry but the roads we drive on remain nearly unchanged. As cars get smarter so too should the infrastructure that supports them. Our planet is covered in roads. And by 2050 our global network of highways …

Technique inspired by dolphins could improve tests of soft materials such as drying cement

Technique inspired by dolphins could improve tests of soft materials such as drying cement When you deform a soft material such as Silly Putty, its properties change depending on how fast you stretch and squeeze it. If you leave the putty in a small glass, it will eventually spread out like a liquid. If you …

Farmbots for a robocrop as farming robots begin trial in UK

Farmbots for a robocrop as farming robots begin trial in UK The John Lewis Partnership has announced a three-year trial with the Small Robot Company to test its revolutionary farmbots at the company’s farm in Leckford, Hampshire. The Leckford Estate, which grows produce for Waitrose & Partners including mushrooms, rapeseed, apples and many other products, …

Townsville chooses Yotta Horizons Platform to drive Pavement Asset Optimisation

Townsville chooses Yotta Horizons Platform to drive Pavement Asset Optimisation Townsville City Council (TCC), one of the largest local government authorities in Queensland, is responsible for managing and maintaining one of the largest roads network in Australia. TCC regularly commissions civil engineering consultancy, Pavement Management Services (PMS) to conduct road condition surveys and sophisticated laser …

UK Autodrive pilot proves Siemens Mobility intelligent roadside infrastructure

UK Autodrive pilot proves Siemens Mobility intelligent roadside infrastructure Following the successful conclusion of the UK Autodrive pilot in Coventry and Milton Keynes, a series of demonstration days have been held to showcase the technology used in the programme. This includes the roadside infrastructure which was supplied and installed by Siemens Mobility Limited for the …

INRIX Parking wins BMW Supplier Innovation Award

INRIX Parking wins BMW Supplier Innovation Award INRIX, the global leader in connected car services and mobility analytics, has received the BMW Supplier Innovation Award from BMW Group for its work in the area of connected driving. The coveted award is based on the development and implementation of the industry’s first real-time on-street parking service …

MIT’s Sun in a Box would store renewable energy for the grid

MIT’s Sun in a Box would store renewable energy for the grid MIT engineers have come up “Sun in a Box”, a conceptual design for a system to store renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, and deliver that energy back into an electric grid on demand. The system may be designed to power …

Boschung salt measuring device SOBO 3+ comes with new reporting app

Boschung salt measuring device SOBO 3+ comes with new reporting app Besides showing the r-weather multi-sensor, Boschung exhibits at the Pollutec tradeshow in Lyon another new product: the SOBO 3+. The SOBO 3+ is a mobile measuring device that works without external energy and determines within a few seconds the residual salt content (in g/m2) …

Industry leaders give mandate for autonomous vehicles to deliver benefits beyond safety

Industry leaders give mandate for autonomous vehicles to deliver benefits beyond safety New research from the Smart Mobility Living Lab: London (SMLL) has found that almost two-thirds (65%) of senior industry leaders are confident that connected autonomous vehicles (CAVs) will be made available for use on UK roads in the next five years. The study …

MIT addresses the privacy risks of compiling mobility data

MIT addresses the privacy risks of compiling mobility data A new study by MIT researchers on mobility data finds that the growing practice of compiling massive, anonymized datasets about people’s movement patterns is a double-edged sword: While it can provide deep insights into human behavior for research, it could also put people’s private data at …

HERE and INRIX partner to Move Mobility Forward

HERE and INRIX partner to Move Mobility Forward INRIX, the world leader in connected car services and mobility analytics, and HERE Technologies, a global leader in mapping and location services, today announced a partnership to deliver industry-leading services and products. INRIX will leverage map content from HERE in more than 50 countries, with the specific …

New Cat Remote Services for diagnostics and improved jobsite efficiency

New Cat Remote Services for diagnostics and improved jobsite efficiency Caterpillar introduces a new suite of Cat® Connect technology that offers remote equipment diagnostics and software updates to reduce machine and engine downtime and increase jobsite efficiency. New Cat Remote Services include two key offerings – Remote Troubleshoot and Remote Flash – that leverage telematics …

Ericsson and Volvo Cars sign five-year Connected Vehicle Cloud worldwide deal

Ericsson and Volvo Cars sign five-year Connected Vehicle Cloud worldwide deal Ericsson has been selected by Volvo Car Group to provide the industrialized Ericsson Connected Vehicle Cloud (CVC) platform to further enable its digital vehicle services in more than 120 markets worldwide for the next five years. Volvo Cars, like other major players in the …

Over two thirds of people don’t know what a Smart City is

Over two thirds of people don’t know what a Smart City is Almost 70% of the UK public (68%) do not know what a smart city is or the benefits it can bring, according to new research. Despite widespread global investment in the digital transformation of public spaces and the smart city concept, a study …

REFORM’s Metron P48 RC is the first radio remote-controlled equipment rack

REFORM’s Metron P48 RC is the first radio remote-controlled equipment rack The Metron P48 RC is the first radio remote-controlled equipment rack with a real plug-in hybrid drive. The vehicle concept is based on a battery pack with 8.5 kWh capacity, a Kubota gasoline engine with 48 hp, a directly flanged on the flywheel generator …

ITS professionals in the UK split over driverless car investment

ITS professionals in the UK split over driverless car investment The UK’s Intelligent Transport Industry seems to be split over whether taxpayers’ money should be spent on the development of driverless cars. At the ITS (UK) Summit in Bristol, a panel of experts debated the motion “This House believes that driverless vehicles are the biggest …

Sarcos overcomes major obstacle to deployment of full-body, powered industrial exoskeletons

Sarcos overcomes major obstacle to deployment of full-body, powered industrial exoskeletons Sarcos Robotics, a global leader in robotic systems that augment, rather than replace humans working in the industrial, public safety and military sectors, today announced a number of significant technology advancements for its highly anticipated Guardianä XO Max full-body, powered industrial exoskeleton robotic system. …

New Cat SmartPhone App delivers simplified, streamlined equipment data to mobile devices

New Cat SmartPhone App delivers simplified, streamlined equipment data to mobile devices Caterpillar launches the industry’s first mobile app designed to allow customers who spend their time in a truck, at the job site and on-the-go to take advantage of equipment telematics data. The new Cat® App delivers simplified, streamlined data directly to mobile devices, …

Measuring the benefits of flexible Journey Time Monitoring

Measuring the benefits of flexible Journey Time Monitoring A new journey time monitoring system that can be set up in minutes to generate automatic traffic alerts for temporary and permanent routes has been launched by Clearview Intelligence. Unlike traditional route monitoring systems which require hardwired roadside technology for Bluetooth or WIFI detection, Clearview Intelligence’s Journey …

The promise of integrating Road Weather Conditions in Vehicle Telematics

The promise of integrating Road Weather Conditions in Vehicle Telematics Delivery of better weather guidance to drivers is essential, especially real-time updates on the elements drivers face on the roads. This data combined with Vehicle Telematics enables pre-planning of employee schedules, supply chains, and assets that could be in jeopardy when there are dangerous road …

New app from SANRAL puts South African’s ahead of the flow

New app from SANRAL puts South African’s ahead of the flow Commuters on the go now have access to the new SANRAL App that enables them to check and top-up the balances on their electronic toll accounts in real time. This app helps to make travelling on the SANRAL road network easier and more comfortable …

VolvoCE and Skanska’s electric quarry reduce carbon emissions by 98 percent

VolvoCE and Skanska’s electric quarry reduce carbon emissions by 98 percent Volvo Construction Equipment and its customer Skanska have recorded groundbreaking results from their Electric Site research project – including a 98% reduction in carbon emissions, a 70% reduction in energy cost and a 40% reduction in operator cost. Volvo Construction Equipment and its customer …

Is the UK public ready for driverless cars?

Is the UK public ready for driverless cars? While more than half of the UK public (53%) feel positive about the way technology is driving change in the country, there is some discomfort around one of the most discussed and potentially impactful innovations: driverless cars. According to Fujitsu’s Tech in a Transforming Britain report, distinct …

Volvo Trucks delivers autonomous transport solution to limestone quarry in Norway

Volvo Trucks delivers autonomous transport solution to limestone quarry in Norway Volvo Trucks has just signed a landmark agreement with Brønnøy Kalk AS in Norway to provide its first commercial autonomous solution transporting limestone from an open pit mine to a nearby port. The solution for Brønnøy Kalk AS consists of limestone being transported by …

Network Rail seeks major digital railway transformation programme partner

Network Rail seeks major digital railway transformation programme partner Network Rail is seeking a private sector partner to deliver a major digital railway transformation programme on the East Coast Main Line (ECML). The Railway Systems Integration Partner (RSIP) will be appointed via a framework contract worth up to £45 million over eight years. The successful …

Telematics and IoT technology makes driving safer, cheaper and greener

Telematics and IoT technology makes driving safer, cheaper and greener At the CBI Annual Conference, Anne Sheehan, Enterprise Director for Vodafone outlined how Internet of Things (IoT) technology and a partnership with Admiral Insurance is helping to make driving safer, cheaper and greener. On stage with Gunnar Peters, Admiral’s Head of Telematics, she outlined how …

MIT explores the plummeting cost of solar power

MIT explores the plummeting cost of solar power The dramatic drop in the cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules, which has fallen by 99 percent over the last four decades, is often touted as a major success story for renewable energy technology. But one question has never been fully addressed: What exactly accounts for that …

GPS rover and level/slope measuring system help landfill gain 2.3 million yards of space

GPS rover and level/slope measuring system help landfill gain 2.3 million yards of space Ask the average person on the street where garbage goes after the garbage truck picks it up and takes it away, and most will likely say, “the dump.” At one time, most communities had a town dump located near the edge …

Hyundai partners with Top Flight UAV start-up to drive mobility to new heights

Hyundai partners with Top Flight UAV start-up to drive mobility to new heights Hyundai Motor Company has announced a strategic partnership with Top Flight Technologies, Inc., a leading start-up in hybrid-electric unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technologies, as part of its broader effort to cement leadership in future mobility solutions. Hyundai will team up with the …

Yotta signs 7 year deal with CGI for Asset Management and Solutions to Glasgow CC

Yotta signs 7 year deal with CGI for Asset Management and Solutions to Glasgow CC Technology company, Yotta has won a seven-year contract with CGI, a leading independent IT and business process service firm, to deliver asset management services and solutions to Scotland’s largest local authority, Glasgow City Council. The contract is the largest Yotta …

The visionaries shaping healthy cities of the future

The visionaries shaping healthy cities of the future Did you know that cities account for three quarters of all global carbon emissions? Here we highlight the experts who are striving to create a cleaner and more socially responsible urban environment. According to the United Nations, by 2050, more than two thirds of the world’s entire …

Metso and Rockwell Automation bring predictive maintenance to the mining industry

Metso and Rockwell Automation bring predictive maintenance to the mining industry Metso is expanding its digital Metso Metrics offering with the launch of a new predictive maintenance solution for mining equipment, aimed to help maximize the uptime and performance of comminution circuits. The solution will be introduced at Automation Fair, hosted by Rockwell Automation, on …

ITM Monitoring announces updates to Calyx Online Monitoring Software

ITM Monitoring announces updates to Calyx Online Monitoring Software ITM Monitoring a leader in the design and installation of bespoke geotechnical, structural and environmental monitoring systems, has released a new version of its data visualisation platform, Calyx™ Online Monitoring Software (OMS). The updated version provides additional functionality and flexibility, improving user experience within the feature-rich …

Sunstone secures £590k Crowdcube investment for Solar innovations

Sunstone secures £590k Crowdcube investment for Solar innovations UK technology company, Sunstone, has raised more than £590,000 (£592,000) via the crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube. The round, which ran for just over five weeks, saw over 450 investors back the company to help it reach a level of overfunding against an initial target of £500,000. One of …

COBOD receives grant to develop the next generation 3D construction printer

COBOD receives grant to develop the next generation 3D construction printer The N3XTCON project running from 2018 to 2021 involves all aspects of 3D construction printing from materials recipes over reinforcement solutions and software control systems to new architectural solutions. Besides from COBOD, it involves materials suppliers, as well as construction companies, architects, building owners, …

New Trimble Earthworks GO! Grade Control for Compact Machine Grading Attachments

New Trimble Earthworks GO! Grade Control for Compact Machine Grading Attachments Trimble announces the release of the Trimble® Earthworks GO! Grade Control Platform, a 2D grade control solution for compact machine grading attachments. Trimble Earthworks GO! enables high-accuracy grading in an easy-to-use, portable platform. It is the only Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) compact machine …

The benefits of using Drones in Construction

The benefits of using Drones in Construction As the demand grows for increased safety and productivity on the job site, the construction industry finds itself turning to new technology. One innovation that has revolutionized the industry is the commercial drone. With an estimated $11.2 billion to be spent on drones in construction within the next …

Clearview traffic innovations improve safety and traffic flow at hospital junction

Clearview traffic innovations improve safety and traffic flow at hospital junction An innovative scheme integrating wireless vehicle detection traffic signals, vehicle activated signs (VAS) and a hurry call system has reconfigured a hospital junction to address safety concerns and assist ambulance response times. Tasked with improving safety for the 11,400 motorists who use the junction daily, …

Small Robot Company unveils Harry the prototype farming robot

Small Robot Company unveils Harry the prototype farming robot The Small Robot Company, a British agritech start-up for sustainable farming, has announced the official unveiling of its Harry digital planting robot at Agri-Tech East’s REAP 2018 Conference in Cambridge. Just one year on since Small Robot Company first previewed its ‘Farming as a Service’ model …

Trimble Earthworks Grade Control revamped with Motor Grader and tiltrotator features

Trimble Earthworks Grade Control revamped with Motor Grader and tiltrotator features Trimble announced today the release of Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform version 1.7 with support for motor graders and automatic guidance for tiltrotator attachments. Trimble Earthworks for Motor Graders is a GNSS-based, 3D grade control solution designed to make fine grading more accurate, faster …

The path to driverless cars is full of potholes

The path to driverless cars is full of potholes Christian Wolmar argues there is still a long way to go before we throw our driving licenses into the sea. What might this mean for personal mobility and what are the repercussions for the commercial road transport sector that we represent? Join in the debate at …

MUJI and Sensible 4 create first Autonomous Shuttle Bus for all-weather conditions

MUJI and Sensible 4 create first Autonomous Shuttle Bus for all-weather conditions MUJI and Finnish autonomous driving company Sensible 4 have combined their expertise to create an elegant robotbus, first in the world to function in all weather conditions. The vehicle will be displayed to public in its premiere March 2019 in Helsinki. For this …

Highways England innovates to tackle road noise in Wakefield

Highways England innovates to tackle road noise in Wakefield An innovative noise barrier which will reduce the level of noise for residents living close to the M1 is being used in the UK for the first time. The barrier will be installed by Highways England along a section of the M1 at Wakefield and not …

Kia and Hyundai reveal solar charging system for electric vehicles

Kia and Hyundai reveal solar charging system for electric vehicles Kia Motors and Hyundai Motor have today announced plans to introduce ‘solar roof’ charging technology on selected Hyundai Motor Group vehicles. Electricity-generating solar panels will be incorporated into the roof or the hood of vehicles, and will support internal combustion, hybrid and battery electric vehicles …

Truck Simulation 19 features MACK Trucks

Truck Simulation 19 features MACK Trucks Astragon Entertainment and developer Jujubee are have announced the next license partner of their mobile game Truck Simulation 19. The originally licensed trucks of US manufacturer MACK® will give virtual truckers the opportunity to drive along the iconic United States highways and make their American dream come true. The …

Revolutionary Stirling Engine converts residual gas into electricity

Revolutionary Stirling Engine converts residual gas into electricity With a groundbreaking Stirling engine from the Swedish environmental technology company Ripasso Energy, the largest “waste-to-energy” project of its kind ever implemented in Africa may be realised. Carbon dioxide emissions are reduced dramatically when residual gases are converted into electricity. Lesjöfors supply a punched and bended part …

PERI Group acquires stake in 3D Concrete Printing company COBOD International

PERI Group acquires stake in 3D Concrete Printing company COBOD International Strategic Partnership with Danish technology leader in 3D concrete printing, Weissenhorn/Copenhagen The PERI Group, one of the world’s leading companies in the field of formwork and scaffolding for the construction industry, acquires a stake in the Danish 3D concrete printing specialist COBOD International A/S …

Cleverciti Systems and FoxNet announce distribution partnership in Canada

Cleverciti Systems and FoxNet announce distribution partnership in Canada Cleverciti Systems Corp., a leader in comprehensive, high-tech solutions for outdoor and on-street parking detection, monitoring and guidance, and FoxNet, a Waterloo-based IT service provider, announced today a partnership to bring Cleverciti’s innovative parking solutions to FoxNet’s distribution network in the Canadian market. FoxNet will offer …

A connected world is in sight

A connected world is in sight A simple Google search for ‘connected autonomous vehicles UK’ brings up over nine million hits, with most notably the UK Governments website providing a useful central point for their efforts (spoiler alert: there is a lot about funding opportunities and pictures of pods) in bringing together what is undoubtedly …

The future of earthworks monitoring is to be showcased at ICE Lecture

The future of earthworks monitoring is to be showcased at ICE Lecture ‘Priming the Industry: An Innovation in Earthworks Monitoring’ Monday 26th November, 6pm to 8:30pm – Institution of Civil Engineers, London The increasing number and severity of failures in flood defences, transportation and utilities earthworks – predominantly due to extreme weather and aging assets …

Hitachi Construction partners with KTEG to expand European market and develop electric machinery

Hitachi Construction partners with KTEG to expand European market and develop electric machinery Hitachi Construction Machinery Co Ltd announced earlier this month that they have formed an agreement with KTEG Kiesel Technologie Entwicklung GmbH, the group company of European Hitachi Construction Machinery’s distributor Kiesel GmbH, to establish a new company to develop electric construction machinery …

StreetLight Data unveils accurate on-demand Traffic Counts for 4 million miles of roadway

StreetLight Data unveils accurate on-demand Traffic Counts for 4 million miles of roadway StreetLight Data the leader in big data analytics for mobility, today announced another major transportation market innovation with the launch of its new Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) metrics available on-demand through the StreetLight InSight platform. Annual traffic counts available on-demand for …

MIT researches Syncells – mass produced cell sized robots

MIT researches Syncells – mass produced cell sized robots Tiny robots no bigger than a cell could be mass-produced using a new method developed by researchers at MIT. The microscopic devices, which the team calls “syncells” (short for synthetic cells), might eventually be used to monitor conditions inside an oil or gas pipeline, or to …

PCM Digital Job Box transforms construction site management and communications

PCM Digital Job Box transforms construction site management and communications PCM, Inc. launched its Digital Job Box, a rugged solution that will transform the way the construction industry manages job site projects and connects remote workers to their office counterparts. The Enterprise Technology Group at PCM worked closely with construction industry leaders to create a …

New ways of controlling access

New ways of controlling access Access control is defined as “the selective restriction of access to a place or other resource”. For an automatic access control system to function, it requires a means of identifying individuals to determine their access rights. The form of identification can be anything from a memorised password or PIN (personal …

Costain enables major milestone for connected and autonomous vehicles in the UK

Costain enables major milestone for connected and autonomous vehicles in the UK Costain, the smart infrastructure solutions company, provided the technology to power pioneering work led by Highways England to transform journeys with innovative technology allowing vehicles and the roads to ‘talk’ to each other which was showcased to an international audience last week. A …

Cleverciti Systems debuts CIRC360 Parking Management at NPA Convention

Cleverciti Systems debuts CIRC360 Parking Management at NPA Convention Cleverciti Systems Corp., a leader in comprehensive, high-tech solutions for outdoor and on-street parking detection, monitoring and guidance, announced today it will debut its new CIRC360 solution during the 2018 National Parking Association (NPA) Convention and Expo, Oct. 22-25, in Las Vegas, at booth #213. CIRC360 …

MIT announces $1 billion commitment to AI and world-changing breakthroughs

MIT announces $1 billion commitment to AI and world-changing breakthroughs MIT today announced a new $1 billion commitment to address the global opportunities and challenges presented by the prevalence of computing and the rise of artificial intelligence (AI). The initiative marks the single largest investment in computing and AI by an American academic institution, and …

How to improve driver experience with your ELD’s

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GKD Technologies launch new Road Rail Rated Capacity Indicator with SpaceGuard

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Alternative vehicle detection for MIDAS magnetometer and radar-based detection

Alternative vehicle detection for MIDAS magnetometer and radar-based detection The Motorway Incident Detection and Automatic Signalling (MIDAS) system uses various types of vehicle detection technology to monitor traffic flow and speed. This is used to generate alerts for congestion on the road ahead and to drive variable speed limit signs such as those now being …

Technology Award for smart hydraulic Hybrid Excavator from VolvoCE

Technology Award for smart hydraulic Hybrid Excavator from VolvoCE A concept for a smart hydraulic hybrid excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment has received the Volvo Technology Award 2018. Engineers from Volvo Construction Equipment are celebrating after winning the Volvo Technology Award for their smart hydraulic hybrid excavator concept. The innovation – which is currently just …

Thatcham Research and Association of British Insurers warn Autonomous Cars a danger

Thatcham Research and Association of British Insurers warn Autonomous Cars a danger Thatcham Research and the ABI (Association of British Insurers) are today issuing an urgent call to carmakers and legislators for greater clarity around the capability of vehicles sold with technology that does more and more driving on behalf of motorists. The call comes …

Volvo pushes Load Assist real-time on-board weighing accuracy to one percent

Volvo pushes Load Assist real-time on-board weighing accuracy to one percent The updated Load Assist, On-Board Weighing, from Volvo Construction Equipment provides payload accuracy within ± 1% on every bucket, while the machine is moving. Volvo Construction Equipment has updated the Load Assist application for its L110H to L260H wheel loaders and, together with a …

Glaston is participating in Finland’s first industry oriented machine learning project

Glaston is participating in Finland’s first industry oriented machine learning project Launched within the framework of DIMECC Oy’s LIFEX programme, the MIDAS project, which focuses on artificial intelligence, is Finland’s first machine learning project in industry. In addition to Glaston, the key actors of the two-year group project are Novatron, Nokia Technologies, Epec and Tampere …

Trace Software exhibiting for a second year at Intersolar Europe

Trace Software exhibiting for a second year at Intersolar Europe For its second consecutive year, Trace Software International confirms it will be an exhibitor at Intersolar Europe, taking place 20th – 22nd of June at the Messe München exhibition center in Munich, Germany – Stand B3-575. With a unique know-how and more than 30 years …

MIT develops novel transmitter to protect wireless IoT data from hackers

MIT develops novel transmitter to protect wireless IoT data from hackers Today, more than 8 billion devices, including construction machinery, are connected around the world, forming an internet of things (IoT). By 2020, experts estimate that number will rise to more than 20 billion devices, all uploading and sharing data online. But those devices are …

Hong Kong Highways Department selects Telensa for Yuen Long Smart Street Lighting pilot

Hong Kong Highways Department selects Telensa for Yuen Long Smart Street Lighting pilot Telensa, the market leader the leader in connected street lighting and smart city applications, today announced that it has been selected by the Highways Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (HKSARG) to deploy its PLANet intelligent street lighting system …

Moonshadow Mobile partners with INRIX to deliver Travel Pattern Analytics Platform

Moonshadow Mobile partners with INRIX to deliver Travel Pattern Analytics Platform Moonshadow Mobile, Inc. announced a partnership with INRIX, the world leader in transportation analytics and connected car services, to incorporate INRIX Trips Reports into Moonshadow’s DB4IoT platform. The solution offers transportation agencies an intuitive, cloud-based origin-destination analytics platform for understanding the trips consumers and …

Inrix Emergency Alert Service connects Transportation Agencies with drivers

Inrix Emergency Alert Service connects Transportation Agencies with drivers INRIX, the world leader in connected car services and transportation analytics, and Information Logistics (ILog) has announced a new emergency alert service for transportation agencies to assist with detecting and managing large-scale highway emergencies. Highway Emergency Link Platform (HELP) is a turnkey service that enables agency …

Brokk highlights SmartConcept technology for next generation Demolition Machines

Brokk highlights SmartConcept technology for next generation Demolition Machines Brokk, the world’s leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, launches Brokk SmartConcept™, a set of technological features that offer improvements in power management, reliability, maintainability and ergonomics. Included with the four new next generation Brokk remote-controlled demolition machines —launched at INTERMAT Paris 2018 — the technology …

New British technology turns windows into solar panels turning skyscrapers into power stations

New British technology turns windows into solar panels turning skyscrapers into power stations Britain’s estimated 1 billion windows could become the power generators of the future, letting light through while harnessing solar energy. A Cambridge firm, Polysolar, which is manufacturing transparent solar panels, predicts that they could eventually replace conventional carbon emitting energy sources, such …

StreetLight Data launches initiative to assess how different types of travel interact

StreetLight Data launches initiative to assess how different types of travel interact StreetLight Data, Inc., the mobility analytics company that brings real-world travel patterns to light by launching their Multimodal Measurement Initiative (M²Initiative) to measure the way all modes of travel interact. This includes trips made by personal vehicles, public transit, walking, biking, commercial trucks, …

Mack Trucks plan to have a fully electric refuse vehicle in 2019

Mack Trucks plan to have a fully electric refuse vehicle in 2019 Mack Trucks, a part of Volvo Group, plans to have a fully electric Mack LR refuse model equipped with an integrated Mack electric drivetrain operating in North America in 2019. The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY), one of Mack´s largest customers, …

Calculator App for dump trucks and construction puts everyday math in your pocket

Calculator App for dump trucks and construction puts everyday math in your pocket This morning, MyLogic, Inc., announced the launch of Dump Truck Math, a mobile app available for both iOS and Android devices. Dump Truck Math was designed with estimators, foremen, and truck owners in mind and includes a variety of calculations to help …

The Volvo Ocean Race signals the start for electric articulated buses in Gothenburg

The Volvo Ocean Race signals the start for electric articulated buses in Gothenburg When Gothenburg, Sweden, welcomes the Volvo Ocean Race on June 14–21, the city will also welcome two concept all-electric articulated Volvo buses which will carry visitors between downtown Nordstan and the event venue in Frihamnen. From June 25 the new buses, which …

Scientists invent Bio-Bitumen to pave roads using plastic and other mixed wastes

Scientists invent Bio-Bitumen to pave roads using plastic and other mixed wastes Scientists at Aston University have developed Bio-Bitumen, a new way to convert organic bin waste such as decomposed food, paper and plastic into a substance suitable for laying roads and pavements. The process, developed by academics at the university’s European Bioenergy Research Institute …

GKD Technologies safeguarding both man and machine

GKD Technologies safeguarding both man and machine GKD Technologies is a leading provider of systems designed for safeguarding personnel and machines. The company, based in the South of England, was founded by current CEO, Nick Ground in 1992. Here Nick Ground talks about the company’s origins and the journey to global success… Nick’s background was …

A first in Pavement Striping Assessment for the USA

A first in Pavement Striping Assessment for the USA Striping Service and Supply, Inc. (SSS) is the first USA striping contractor certified by TxDOT to operate the RetroTek-MU road striping Retro-reflectometer. The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) stringent certification program provides a quantitative basis for evaluating the ability of a contractor to operate their retro-reflectometer …

Metso updates Expertune PlantTriage software with advanced analysis and cybersecurity

Metso updates Expertune PlantTriage software with advanced analysis and cybersecurity Metso has announced a new version of its Metso Expertune PlantTriage control loop monitoring software. The newest version further improves process plant operational efficiency, reduces cybersecurity risks, and helps to improve profitability. This version provides a clearer view of PID (Proportional-Integral-Derivative) tuning benefits via a …

Enhanced vehicle detectors by Nortech now connect to your smartphone

Enhanced vehicle detectors by Nortech now connect to your smartphone People and Vehicle Access control system specialists Nortech have designed a range of enhanced vehicle detectors that can be set up using a smartphone app and can identify the presence of vehicles through an inductive loop buried beneath a road. The latest range of easy-to-install …

Intelligent Compaction and Infrared Scanning improving road construction in Missouri

Intelligent Compaction and Infrared Scanning improving road construction in Missouri The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) executed a year-long project throughout 2017 to demonstrate the use of intelligent compaction (IC), infrared scanning (IR), and Veta software to improve pavement construction operations. “We were looking for ways to assess quality in asphalt projects,” said Bill Stone, …

Autonomous cargo boat fleets could service cities, reducing road traffic

Autonomous cargo boat fleets could service cities, reducing road traffic The future of transportation in waterway-rich cities such as Amsterdam, Bangkok, and Venice — where canals run alongside and under bustling streets and bridges — may include autonomous boats that ferry goods and people, helping clear up road congestion. Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and …

Green light for research project with HGVs using overhead power lines on German roads

Green light for research project with HGVs using overhead power lines on German roads The German Federal Ministry for the Environment today gave the green light for a subsidised pilot project to conduct research and development on the electrification of long-haul HGV trucks. The electricity supply for the heavy goods vehicles is provided by means …

GKD Technologies featuring the SensorSafe Rail Range at Rail Live

GKD Technologies featuring the SensorSafe Rail Range at Rail Live GKD Technologies design, develop and produce height, slew and load safety control systems for Road Rail vehicles (RRV’s) and general construction equipment such as excavators. The company will be exhibiting at the forthcoming Rail Live exhibition 20–21 June 2018, Quinton Rail Technology Centre, Warwickshire, showing …

The top five technologies to make construction safer

The top five technologies to make construction safer As one of the most hazardous industries in the world, it’s no surprise that construction workers need to take care every day on the job. The complex nature of construction sites means they can be a health and safety nightmare – electricity cables, moving objects, working at …

Technology will evolve the Parking Industry

Technology will evolve the Parking Industry With the pace of change in technology and the hype surrounding the arrival of autonomous cars, the parking industry needs to look at the likely developments in the parking sector and need to be thinking of how to maintain a positive parking experience for all. The first step is …

John Deere adds Grade Guidance to 210G LC Excavator and updates 130G – 470G LC models

John Deere adds Grade Guidance to 210G LC Excavator and updates 130G – 470G LC models John Deere added grade guidance technology to the 210G LC excavator and made numerous other customer-inspired updates to improve productivity, uptime and lower daily operating costs on the 13 to 47 ton models. The grade guidance system provides operators …

MIT Researchers develop virtual reality testing ground for drones

MIT Researchers develop virtual reality testing ground for drones Training drones to fly fast, around even the simplest obstacles, is a crash-prone exercise that can have engineers repairing or replacing vehicles with frustrating regularity. Now MIT engineers have developed a new virtual reality training system for drones that enables a vehicle to “see” a rich, virtual …

Developing current technology is just as important as new ideas

Developing current technology is just as important as new ideas Having disruptive shifts in technology seems to have gathered a lot of support over the past 10 years with an autonomous future promising many benefits, but it is only through concentrating on how to utilise existing technology in new ways that this promised future stands …

telent Technology playing an important part of Britain’s railway technology transformation

telent Technology playing an important part of Britain’s railway technology transformation A technological transformation across more than 70% of the UK rail network is on its way, delivering faster, more frequent, safer services to millions of passengers across the country and due for completion by the time HS2 arrives in Manchester. Network Rail’s vision for …

2018 proves a promising year for Biral

2018 proves a promising year for Biral Following a strong start to 2018, leading meteorological specialist Biral has been busy showcasing its popular products at exhibitions around the world and featuring in a number of high profile projects. Biral’s Marketing Director Nathan Neal is delighted with the company’s progress commenting, “Further products will come out …

Road Resurfacing Simplified – Critical data collected at highway speed

Road Resurfacing Simplified – Critical data collected at highway speed Traditionally, highway resurfacing projects have been a challenge, not only for the contractor, but the inconvenienced community through which the road passes. To collect the project data needed to perform the resurface, typically required lane closures and a team of surveyors collecting data points from …

Drone technology for Asset Inventory Management

Drone technology for Asset Inventory Management Every year, companies carry out expensive and time consuming inventories within their warehouses and outside storage areas. Undertaking an inventory can require a huge mobilisation of material and human resources, which often involves stopping onsite activity. This can have a detrimental impact on a company’s business. ProDroneWorx has developed …

ELE launches new geotechnical testing software

ELE launches new geotechnical testing software ELE International has launched a new version of its dedicated software for soils testing to BS, ASTM and AASTHO standards. Designed specifically for geotechnical laboratories, the new DS 7.3 software contains a range of advanced features including compatibility with Microsoft Windows 10, Office 2016 and 365. Providing the ability …

New CAN-Bus Keypad and MMI Controller Tech delivers enhanced functionality in a smaller package

New CAN-Bus Keypad and MMI Controller Tech delivers enhanced functionality in a smaller package The introduction of Controller Area Network (CAN-bus) architecture for the engine control interface in off-highway vehicles has opened up a new world of user interface possibilities. CAN-bus offers vehicle owners greater flexibility and functionality in a much smaller package, while offering …

Volvo Trucks presents their second electric truck model in three weeks

Volvo Trucks presents their second electric truck model in three weeks Just three weeks after the unveiling of Volvo Trucks’ first all-electric truck, the Volvo FL Electric, the company is expanding its product range with yet another electric truck. The Volvo FE Electric is designed for heavier city distribution and refuse transport operations with gross …

Deliver effective route safety solutions for complex road safety challenges

Deliver effective route safety solutions for complex road safety challenges If you are responsible for reducing the number of people killed or seriously injured on your road network you likely already know where the issues lie. Similarly, if you’re committed to keeping traffic flowing, you understand the drastic effect that even a minor accident can …

Digital Metso Metrics solution for waste recycling to be launched at IFAT Germany

Digital Metso Metrics solution for waste recycling to be launched at IFAT Germany Metso will launch Metso Metrics solution for mobile M&J pre-shredders at IFAT 2018, which takes place from May 14 to May 18 in Munich, Germany. The digital solution enables further optimization of shredder capacity, efficiency and reliability with near real-time data. “Tracking …

StreetLight Data unveils congestion beating traffic diagnostics tool

StreetLight Data unveils congestion beating traffic diagnostics tool StreetLight Data, Inc., the mobility analytics company that brings real-world travel patterns to light, today officially launched its new Traffic Diagnostics tool to better diagnose the cause of traffic jams and identify high-value solutions. The Traffic Diagnostics tool also integrates lessons from leading transportation thinkers. The result …

Volvo cars and trucks communicate to increase traffic safety

Volvo cars and trucks communicate to increase traffic safety Volvo, the premium car maker, and leading truck maker Volvo Trucks will share real-time data to expand coverage of the companies’ connected safety technology, a cloud-based system that allows vehicles to communicate with each other and alert drivers of nearby hazards. This is the first instance of Volvo Cars sharing …

Brigade showcases new Radar for construction OEM and specialist applications

Brigade showcases new Radar for construction OEM and specialist applications Brigade Electronics returns to Hillhead this year with a range of robust vehicle safety devices including Backsense®, the most affordable radar on the market and NEW Backsense® Network-radar designed for OEM’s. Brigade’s Backsense® emits a continuous wave radar which is faster than competitor pulsed radar …

The Here and There of Dirt

The Here and There of Dirt Providing dirt contractors with critical cut and fill quantities for their projects In the early 2000s, Jim Hammond did something historic in his life. He decides to shift his highway and heavy civil construction career to begin working for the toughest boss he’s ever known… himself. Hammond launched Hammond …

Driver Alerts: Your Headlights into Hazardous Weather Conditions

Driver Alerts: Your Headlights into Hazardous Weather Conditions Drivers are on the front lines of every ground transportation operation – they experience first-hand the weather and road conditions that define the transportation experience from origin to destination. And, the job isn’t an easy one. They have to manage schedules and plan for efficiency to keep …

MIT Chemical Engineers discover how to control knots that form in DNA molecules

MIT Chemical Engineers discover how to control knots that form in DNA molecules Just like any long polymer chain, DNA tends to form knots. Using technology that allows them to stretch DNA molecules and image the behavior of these knots, MIT researchers have discovered, for the first time, the factors that determine whether a knot …

PODFather delivers Track and Trace for Tarmac’s 1,800 strong fleet network

PODFather delivers Track and Trace for Tarmac’s 1,800 strong fleet network Tarmac, the UK’s leading building materials and construction solutions business is now working with Edinburgh-based PODFather to deploy a logistics planning and live customer delivery tracking solution across its 1,800-strong vehicle fleet and that of its extensive subcontractor network. The fleet, which operates from …

Citilabs leverages location data to create US wide analytics with pedestrian movements

Citilabs leverages location data to create US wide analytics with pedestrian movements Leading mobility analytics solution provider Citilabs, harnessing smart phone and mobile app data, today announced that its revolutionary population movement analytics platform, Streetlytics, now includes the first-of-its-kind pedestrian analytics dataset. The Citilabs’ Streetlytics platform leverages information from billions of data points to measure …

Jaguar Land Rover and INRIX awarded grant to increase Autonomous Vehicle safety

Jaguar Land Rover and INRIX awarded grant to increase Autonomous Vehicle safety   INRIX, the world leader in connected car services and transportation analytics, and the AutopleX consortium, led by Jaguar Land Rover, have announced that the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles has awarded £4.7 million to significantly enhance autonomous vehicle (AV) capabilities in …

Volvo Assist and Co-Pilot in-cab display unveiled at Intermat 2018

Volvo Assist and Co-Pilot in-cab display unveiled at Intermat 2018 Volvo Construction Equipment showcases the full range of Volvo Assist solutions, all powered by the state-of-the-art Volvo Co-Pilot in-cab display. At Intermat 2018 Volvo Construction Equipment showcases its most advanced approach to machine management in the industry with an expanded range of intelligent machine control systems. …

Tarmac’s digital delivery tracking system boosts efficiency and customer service

Tarmac’s digital delivery tracking system boosts efficiency and customer service Tarmac, the UK’s leading construction solutions company, has enhanced its logistics capabilities for customers with the roll out of an innovative new digital delivery tracking solution across its 1,800-strong vehicle fleet, which is set to deliver improved efficiency and boost customer service. Delivered in collaboration …

Helix Core from Perforce chosen for Transurban’s IoT Urban Road Infrastructure Projects

Helix Core from Perforce chosen for Transurban’s IoT Urban Road Infrastructure Projects Perforce Software, a provider of solutions to enterprise teams requiring productivity, visibility, and scale along the development lifecycle, announced that Helix Core is the chosen version control system to support Transurban’s extremely large DevOps-based development projects. Transurban’s projects include express lanes and tunnels …

Protect your business against Cyber Attacks

Protect your business against Cyber Attacks As companies introduce connected technologies into the workplace and on the jobsite, they increase the risk of cyber attacks. Cyber attacks are affecting companies of all sizes. Smaller companies may actually be at higher risk if they don’t think it can happen to them and don’t take precautions. Don’t …

Trimble announces new Surveying solutions

Trimble announces new Surveying solutions Trimble has launched the Trimble® TSC7 Controller, a new field solution for land and civil construction surveyors. The TSC7, combined with specialized software, defines the next generation of data collection and computing for mobile workers. The Trimble TSC7 brings powerful enhancements to the field and was designed based on customer …

Self-healing metal oxides developed by MIT could protect against corrosion

Self-healing metal oxides developed by MIT could protect against corrosion An ultrathin layer of aluminum oxide, though solid, can flow like a liquid instead of cracking. Researchers have found that a solid oxide protective coating for metals can, when applied in sufficiently thin layers, deform as if it were a liquid, filling any cracks and gaps …

Innovations that will bring construction equipment costs down

Innovations that will bring construction equipment costs down The cost of owning a machine is much more than just the initial purchase price. As soon as the engine is started, construction equipment operating costs start to mount up. So knowing the combined life cycle costs and equipping machines with the right features is crucial in getting …

HiQ and Ammann develop Q Point open digital platform for the construction industry

HiQ and Ammann develop Q Point open digital platform for the construction industry Austrian construction process specialist hiQ solutions GmbH is joining forces with the Ammann Group’s Digital Products team to create Q Point: the brand name for the new, high-performance provider of a manufacturer-independent, open digital platform for the construction industry. Q Point opens …

Cape Verde to host first SINN Power wave energy project

Cape Verde to host first SINN Power wave energy project With the signed agreement between SINN Power and Fazenda de Camarão, SINN Power is all set to begin the company’s first commercial wave energy project on Cape Verde. For hundreds of years, huge waves have crashed onto the long, rocky shores of São Vicente. Still, …

Safer roads to beat the holiday traffic

Safer roads to beat the holiday traffic The Easter break is traditionally a time when the UK population hit the roads to visit friends and family, or just take a hard-earned break from work. This year will likely be no different with drivers expected to complete nearly 19m separate leisure journeys by car this coming …

Ammann trench roller features ACEecon Intelligent Compaction System

Ammann trench roller features ACEecon Intelligent Compaction System The system, ACEecon, eliminates guesswork by measuring compaction progress in real time. The information is communicated to the operator via an LED display on top of the machine. Without the system, the operator must estimate the compaction level. If the operator overestimates compaction, he might depart prematurely …

TyBot and Brayman Construction selected as national finalist for 2018 Innovation Award

TyBot and Brayman Construction selected as national finalist for 2018 Innovation Award The TyBot / Brayman team was recently selected as a Top 3 National Finalist for the inaugural 2018 Innovation Award presented by The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). As finalists, the team will present at the AGC Centennial Celebration in Washington D.C. …

Ammann brings telematics to small rollers for accurate networked fleet monitoring

Ammann brings telematics to small rollers for accurate networked fleet monitoring Since the beginning of the year, Ammann has made it possible to optimise maintenance as well as fleet control and rental by way of an innovative tool: Ammann ServiceLink, which provides practical digital control of key machine data for compactors of the APR, APH …