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Eaton and Geotab partner to boost uptime support

Power management company Eaton has added a host of features to its IntelliConnect suite of connected solutions to help fleet customers reduce truck-down situations and better prepare for preventative maintenance. IntelliConnect gives fleets advanced notice that a vehicle may be having an issue, and the new features are now available on the Geotab Marketplace as an integrated solution to help fleets better manage their assets.

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Geotab tracks commercial fleet activity in hurricane-struck region

While disastrous flooding has caused closures on major roads, frontage lanes and exits during one of the nation's costliest disasters, Geotab is providing insight to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. The global leader in smart transportation and telematics technology has launched a time-lapse map, which will be updated weekly, to track commercial fleet activity in Houston and surrounding cities.

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Connectivity and Collaboration Hit the Road for Large Infrastructure Jobs

Advances in software and cloud services, such as Leica iCON site and Leica ConX, provide operators with increased control and improved accuracy as well as a streamlined flow of digital data throughout the project.

Heavy construction has come a long way when it comes to grade control and measurement. Gone are the days when ensuring an excavation was progressing correctly involved a surveyor with a grade rod manually checking slopes throughout the project. 

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Detroit Connect portal available for all connected Western Star, Freightliner customers

All Freightliner Trucks and Western Star customers with an active Detroit Connect suite of connected vehicle services subscription now have access to the Detroit Connect portal. The portal is a hub for new and future connectivity services such as Detroit Connect Virtual Technician remote diagnostic service, for Detroit-powered fleets. With the introduction of the new Detroit Connect portal, fleets have access to a variety of vehicle performance data right at their fingertips to empower them to make the best decisions for their business.

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Electronic Logging Device offers drivers an app and telematics integrated with other software

Construction software developer HCSS announces the release of its new electronic logging solution to help construction companies meet the December 2017 deadline to become Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) compliant. This mandate requires drivers who currently use Hours of Service (HOS) paper logbooks to switch to electronic logging with approved electronic logging devices (ELDs) by December 18, 2017. 

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Volvo to offer free ActiveCare Direct for one year on new purchases

Originally debuted at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 with a limited-time enrollment offer, ActiveCare Direct is now available free for one year on new purchases of a wide range of Volvo Construction Equipment models. With ActiveCare Direct, Volvo provides customers with 24/7/365 active machine monitoring, as well as monthly fleet utilization reports to allow customers to spend more time making informed fleet management decisions and less time sorting through data and alarm codes. When a machine requires attention, Volvo alerts the local dealer so they can respond quickly — and the customer's operation continues to run smoothly.

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Machine Health Monitoring Center

The John Deere Machine Health Monitoring Center is changing how the manufacturer and its dealers analyze data and proactively support customers through mainstream technology. A similarly named, but dealer-driven component of this service, is the Machine Monitoring Center. It was launched at CONEXPO where a simulated monitoring centre showed what John Deere dealers are doing everyday - monitoring machines and reacting and responding more efficiently to critical issues that can result in costly downtime.

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Advances in machine control and monitoring

Caterpillar's Command for Loading is a remote control system for the Cat 988K large wheel loader.

Telematics and machine control were discussed extensively as part of the technology focus at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017. Here, we provide a look at some of the innovative approaches that manufacturers have taken to advance these important aspects of equipment management and operation.

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Leica Ready machine control to be available on Liebherr equipment

Leica Ready machine control kits will now be offered on dozers and excavators by Liebherr. Working with high precision GNSS, Leica Ready kits bring increased accuracy and improve efficiency up to 30 percent. Enabling swift and fast installation of Leica Geosystems' Machine Control systems, such as Leica iCON iGD4SP Dual GNSS and iGD3 3D for bulldozers and the Leica iCON iXE3 system for excavators, return on investment is easily realized. 

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Uptake partners with Caterpillar to transform the construction industry through data analytics

The constructionindustry has seen it coming for a while now: The commoditization and decreased costs of telematics, both in terms of hardware and connectivity, could help lead to billions of dollars worth of new efficiencies in operations and capital management. Several factors, including a down turned economy and glut of used equipment that has at times slowed the purchasing of new machines, have meant the industry has been slow to adopt telematics and the so-called industrialinternet-of-things. But there are signs that will soon dramatically change.

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Hi-Mate remote management extended to five years for Hyundai wheel loaders and excavators

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc., has extended the period during which owners of Hyundai wheel loaders and full-sized excavators may use its Hi-Mate remote management system free of charge to five years from three. The extended Hi-Mate coverage applies retroactively to any qualifying Hyundai construction machine purchased since January 1, 2017.

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Volvo Trucks expands Uptime Services to legacy vehicles

Volvo Trucks North America is extending its comprehensive Volvo Trucks Uptime Services to legacy vehicles through the addition of telematics connectivity via partner Geotab, a leading provider of telematics technology. Owners of Volvo legacy vehicles with EPA 2010 or newer Volvo engines will be able to access the same suite of uptime services available for newer model Volvo trucks. 

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