Construction Technology News

Doosan to show XiteCloud tech at Hillhead Digital
Doosan Infracore’s new XiteCloud quarrying, mining and construction platform will be presented to the UK for the first time at this year’s online event
Nishio leads on remote operation trials
The remote operation pilot project is being led by Nishio Rent All, contractor Kato Construction Co Ltd and Hitachi
Trackunit launches ‘Kin’ tag for small items
Bluetooth tag with 400m range designed to locate small tools and attachments
Trimble launches online educational series
Tech company’s first free Dimensions Spotlight series will focus on reviving US infrastructure
Volvo builds autonomous machine demo area
Manufacturer’s test and demonstration area will educate customers on how to use remote-control machines and autonomous connected systems
Video interview: GAP Group enters machine control sector
Murray Pollok of International Rental News talks to GAP Group’s Jim Burke about the hi-tech rental initiative
Toyota breaks ground on futuristic city
Construction starts on Woven City, an experimental community that will bring new technology to a real-world environment
Virtual models optimise HS2 safety
Centre for Modelling & Simulation using digital flood prevention tech on UK’s HS2 railway
Oracle launches new AI for construction
Tech giant’s artificial intelligence will use machine learning to analyse project data
Registration opens for Construction Technology Summit 2021
Speakers from Volvo CE, Caterpillar and Balfour Beatty confirmed for online event on 11 May
New battery tech coming to market
Xerotech tests modular battery system platform for construction equipment
Brokk’s new platform for connected demolition robots
New online platform connects Brokk’s robots to an online portal where users can track and manage their machines
JLG & Oshkosh to partner with Microvast
The new partnership between JLG/Oshkosh and Microvast looks to expand JLG’s battery technology and electrification product offerings
Juniper Systems enhances customisation for ultra-rugged devices
Products are shipped from and serviced in the U.K. with service centre in proximity to Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India
LafargeHolcim to explore carbon capture and storage
Schlumberger New Energy and LafargeHolcim looking to develop blueprint for large-scale carbon capture and storage 
Lithium-ion batteries: A primer
Saying “lithium-ion” to describe a battery is similar to using “fuel” to describe combustible gas and liquids.
Vermeer in distribution deal with Bron for utility plows
Latest in a series of agreements broadening equipment offering for distributors adds utility track plows and attachments.
Caterpillar partners with ThoroughTec on simulators
South African supplier of mining equipment simulators becomes Caterpillar approved supplier
Autonomous mining firm enters Australia
Autonomous mining company expands into Australia
Haulotte launches telematics system
Sherpal telematics system provides comprehensive aerial platform fleet information 
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