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NASA awards $57.2-million contract to develop construction tech for use on the Moon
Austin-based tech developer ICON is working on building infrastructure to support sustained lunar exploration, including landing pads, habitats and roads
New products and services announced at Trimble Dimensions
Trimble Construction Cloud, powered by Microsoft Azure, is one of several noteworthy introductions made during the annual user conference
Volvo invests in e-hauler production, innovation
Volvo Construction Equipment plans nearly $37 million in facilities, automation and ergonomics upgrades to its articulated-hauler factory to allow for ‘a more sustainable construction future’
Most Illinois voters support ‘Worker’s Rights’ amendment
With 90% of Illinois votes counted, a ballot measure guaranteeing workers’ right to collective bargaining was closing in on the needed approval votes
Trimble advances paver autonomy with steering and screed width control
Trimble Roadworks 2.10 automatically steers Vögele asphalt pavers and controls screed width to match the 3D design
How will 5G impact construction?
The fifth generation of wireless technology, seen by some as the last piece in the connectivity puzzle, is on the horizon, but how will it change the way the industry works?
Interview: Cooperation in standardizing charging tech is key to electric adoption
Wacker Neuson exec says equipment manufacturers need to work together on charging technology to achieve widespread acceptance with consumers
John Deere invests again in 2026 electric power-train ambitions
Production expansion for Kreisel battery joint venture supports adding 20+ electric and hybrid construction and forestry models over four years
Hyundai previews hydrogen-powered excavator concept
The only emission from the fuel cell stack is water, and experts say hydrogen might be an as-good or better alternative to diesel power than battery-electric solutions
John Deere upgrades GP motor graders with exclusive automation
Functions such as turning the grader around at the end of a pass or close control without using the inching pedal aim to make new or experienced more productive
Cummins and Shell project a fuel-agnostic future for internal combustion
Future heavy-duty vehicles may not all be electric, as development leaders from Cummins and Shell talk about natural gas, hydrogen, low-carbon fuels with a spark ignition engines as essential to reach 2050 targets
Small Caterpillar dozer tech helps make smoother cuts and full blade loads with less track slip
Next Generation Cat D1, D2 and D3 get operator-assist technologies that make them more efficient at elemental dozer work, as well as remote-control capability
Caterpillar adding to construction lineup with four electric machines
As construction transitions to a lower-carbon future, Cat brings support with new compact and medium-sized loaders and excavators powered by new Caterpillar batteries
Trimble invests in robotic layout of civil engineering
Startup Civ Robotics’ CivDot robot uses Trimble’s GNSS positioning technology and surveying software to improve productivity and safety on infrastructure layout
Trimble acquires B2W to connect civil contractors’ digital and physical management
B2W Software’s estimating and operations solutions enable end-to-end digital improvements to project profitability through the Trimble Construction One Portfolio
Electrification of access machines is outpacing regulation’s drive
Greenhouse-gas reduction primed the pump but environmental investors and operating advantages are making electric power trains today’s dominant innovation in lifts and telehandlers
Tenty introduces wearable safety alert device for construction
Patent-pending telematics safety system is designed to reduce worker incidents and help construction companies and business consulting firms manage job sites more efficiently
5 areas equipment manufacturers are focusing their R&D
Productivity gains and reduced emissions are just two areas driving growth in R&D investment in construction
VIDEO: HP’s got a robot that prints designs on sites much faster than hand layout
Skanska users say the speed and accuracy of HP’s Siteprint give layout experts more time for quality control
Are your smart construction machines safe and secure from hackers?
Cyber security is more crucial than ever as our world gets more connected, highlighting the need for equipment owners to safeguard their machines through preventive measures
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