Technology

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%.
Bentley deepens ties with digital twin consortium
Bentley Systems has become a founding member in the Digital Twin Consortium
‘Smart’ tyres for automation in construction
Goodyear and SafeAI collaborate on tyres for autonomous vehicles
New Leica-ready factory kit for Doosan DX255LC-5 excavator
Semi-automated functionality increases productivity and accuracy while decreasing fatigue and fuel consumption
Digital toolkit for rental
How can equipment rental companies manage and leverage the increasing amount of data being collected from construction equipment?
Serious Labs partners with college for VR training
Serious Labs will provide Grande Prairie Regional College in Alberta with a MEWP simulator for technical training
Disrupting the material handling sector
From hydrogen and electric power to robotics and telematics, an array of new technologies are changing the forklift sector
Cat Command a step closer
OEM promises to make its remote-control technology available in Q1 of next year
Electric crawler cranes new from Liebherr
Liebherr has introduced a pair of electric crawler cranes, tested and ready for production
Recycled brick promises 90% CO2 reduction
The unfired K-Briq is said to be ‘a game changer’ in sustainable construction
Technology takes the lead at Bauma China
Exhibition in Shanghai saw plenty of new electric machines, 5G technology, and new aerial platforms
Machine learning - it’s all about the data
Machine learning unlocks the opportunity to make more accurate decisions quicker than ever
GPS & telematics: monitoring the fleet
Keeping tabs on your construction equipment using real-time data can be cost saving and improve business operations
Point of rental acquires RentItOnline
RentItOnline will initially be integrated with the Syrinx software, with founder Glenn Pearson remaining involved
Trackunit and IPAF launch digital operator licence
The ePAL app will offer a digital version of IPAF’s PAL card, with a range of telematic features 
Robots to protect integrity of Genoa bridge
High-tech autonomous equipment employed to keep Genova San Giorgio bridge safe and clean
JCB takes next step with electric mini excavator
Fully glazed cab and electric heater on 19C-1E means it can be used in colder and wetter climates
Electric focus for JCB
At an online event JCB unveiled new electric-powered equipment and products
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