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Associated Builders and Contractors introduces Tech Marketplace to help contractors make the most of what technology can offer
Trimble kicks off free info series for contractors
On-demand Dimensions Spotlight Series includes topics on Reviving the U.S. Infrastructure, the Evolving Workforce, Sustainability and Automation
Oracle launches new AI for construction
Tech giant’s artificial intelligence will use machine learning to analyze project data
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
JCB aids robotic building project
OEM’s Hydradig excavator being used to test advanced techniques for off-site construction
Juniper Systems enhances customization for ultra-rugged devices
Utah-based maker of ultra-rugged data collectors aims to provide personalized customer service to customers
Caterpillar partners with ThoroughTec Simulation for training solutions
Global supplier of mining equipment simulators will gain exclusive access to confidential Cat machine technical data and engineering expertise 
Telematics usage expected to grow
Effective fleet management and the data from telematics systems are especially valuable, especially in a down market
Volvo Group creates business area dedicated to electrification
‘Volvo Energy’ will work toward improving the charging infrastructure and reduce environment impact of electric and hybrid vehicles
GM to phase out petroleum-powered vehicles by 2035
Pivotal move by one of the world’s largest automakers could speed the transition toward all-electric construction equipment 
Concrete Deck Analysis helps contractors avoid costly errors
New program built on Quartz Site Vision, a 4K, multi-camera system for live and historical job site visibility
VR training for HS2 railway project lift operators
Serious Labs provides innovative pilot training scheme for construction partnership currently building UK high-speed rail
Kubota launches troubleshooting App
Kubota Diagnostic App is designed to make it easy for technicians to identify faults in Kubota’s compact tracked loaders
Stronger concrete – inspired by lobsters
New bio-mimicking research set to enhance 3D printing possibilities in large-scale construction
Doosan Bobcat acquires stake in tech firm Ainstein
Partnership to develop radar sensors for autonomous technology
Smart Machines Deere’s Path To The Future
New strategy plus ’new vision and operating model’ to accelerate the integration of smart technology
John Deere to test electric backhoe concept
Leading OEM and power company National Grid working on electric backhoe concept
Komatsu Machine Control 2.0 available on D51i-24 and D61i-24 dozers
Proactive dozing control allows less experienced operators to automatically cut/strip from existing terrain
Vermeer buys Normag drilling technology
Vermeer acquires electric-powered horizontal directional drilling and fluid systems technology from Normag
EcoNet from Balfour Beatty to reduce site carbon emissions
New EcoNet technology from UK contractor Balfour Beatty will reduce carbon emissions on construction sites by up to 80%.
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