Technology

Ford reveals battery range of new electric F-150 Lightning
The buzz around the totally electric truck has generated over 200,000 preorders to date, but only time will tell how buyers in the construction industry will respond 
Help wanted: Contractors to build smart roads that pay them back
Tim Sylvester of Integrated Roadways explains his company’s vision for the infrastructure of the future, where roadways collect traffic data that ultimately pays all the bills
Leica’s new AP20 AutoPole designed for accuracy in autonomous workflows
The total pole station utilizes new software that ensures the correct mark is targeted and the height measured is accurate
Robotic lifts lend a helping hand when labor is scarce
JLG’s Rob Messina talks about the company’s development of remote-controlled and autonomous access equipment
Autonomous excavator system rivals human performance
University of Maryland research project aims to alleviate the skilled labor shortage as well as challenges to working in toxic environments with its robotic machines
The final frontier: NASA to fund Moon-based construction
The $6-million investment will help develop technology for the lunar space station
Cummins’ new ‘fuel agnostic’ engine platform promises to make fleet management easier
Engine maker promotes a realistic approach that allows equipment owners to use zero emissions power where it’s available and cleaner power where it is not
Case previews electric mini excavator for availability in 2023
Equipment maker says the CX15 EV marks the next step in the company’s electrification journey which will include a complementary portfolio of diesel and electric equipment 
Amazon moves to clean up its act with giant order of gas-fueled trucks
The recent purchase of the Class 6 and Class 8 trucks follows the online retail giant’s order of 100,000 battery-electric vans from electric van start-up Rivian
Construction of road that charges electric vehicles coming soon to Detroit
Engineering firm Jacobs will pioneer the first infrastructure project of its kind with a one-mile stretch of pavement 
EarthCam 4D brings digital twins to life
New tool allows construction teams to overlay and sync live imagery with corresponding digital twins
Digital twins take construction to a new dimension
Here’s how this advanced technology can help prevent costly errors due to inaccurate information when planning construction
Can you put too much technology on your job site?
Here are five criteria to help you make the right decision when purchasing construction tech
Cat Command now available on D3 loaders
When operating environments put operators at risk, Cat Command for Loading enables remote operation of skid steers and compact track loaders
Topcon’s MC-Mobile brings machine control to compact machines
New portable solution gives compact track loaders and mini excavators the precision of traditional machine control typically geared to heavy machines
Hilti rolls out Nuron cordless battery platform with over 60 new tools
North America gets dibs on the 22V technology that allows cordless tools to do the work that once required gas-powered or higher voltage battery systems
Concrete that powers equipment? Yes, really
Researchers at Purdue University are testing ideas that could put concrete at the center of the world’s transition to net-zero
Bobcat’s all-electric T7X available in rental fleets this year
Just in are more details about the first-ever machine of its kind which has half the parts and three times the torque as traditional loaders
Bobcat unveils world’s first all-electric compact track loader
The Bobcat T7X was revealed at CES 2022 in Las Vegas, where Sunbelt Rentals pledged its commitment to bringing the new technology to its customers across North America
6 top tech stories take a look ahead
Here’s a selection of news items hinting at how construction is set to change in the years ahead, not just in the equipment used but in how and what it will be used for
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