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Digital Job Box from PCM offers management options for construction industry

PCM, Inc. has introduced the Digital Job Box, a rugged solution that will transform the way the construction industry manages job site projects and connects remote workers to their office counterparts. The Enterprise Technology Group at PCM worked closely with construction industry leaders to create a powerful, rugged, and scalable solution that will allow construction firms and project teams to reduce costs and wastes. 

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Topcon introduces next generation of data processing software

MAGNET Collage version 2 includes new features to specifically enhance horizontal construction workflows.

Topcon Positioning Group announces the next generation of its single-environment software for processing, combining, visualizing, and performing analysis of point cloud datasets — MAGNET Collage version 2. Newly added features specifically enhance horizontal construction workflows.

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Doosan Bobcat North America partners with SafeAI to begin advanced autonomous research for compact equipment

Doosan Bobcat North America has partnered with SafeAI – a startup company located in Silicon Valley – to explore how advanced artificial intelligence (AI) technologies could be incorporated into Bobcat equipment. Through this pilot program, SafeAI plans to demonstrate how the latest AI technologies, Deep Neural Networks (DNN) and Deep Reinforcement Learning (DRL), can be used to perceive complex dynamic environments around equipment and provide automated control. 

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John Deere introduces industry-exclusive on-board grade indication on G-Series skid steers and compact track loaders

John Deere has introduced an exclusive on-board grade indication option. Available as a factory or field kit option on the large-frame G-Series skid steers (330G and 332G) and the large-frame G-Series compact track loaders (331G and 333G), this new feature is ideal for jobsites that involve levelling and slope work.

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What you need to know about electronic logging devices for trucks

Now that the dust has started to settle in the States, Canada plans to roll out a similar ELD mandate over the next couple of years. On December 18, 2017, the United States Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) implemented its Electronic Logging Device and Hours of Service mandate. The rule requires that motor carriers and drivers retain supporting documents to verify their driving hours. But, the biggest change that the rule instituted is requiring drivers track their hours of service (HOS) using an electronic logging device (ELD). 

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Volvo CE unveils electric compact wheel loader concept at Innovation Summit

Volvo CE demonstrated the prototype LX2 electric compact wheel loader at the Volvo Group Innovation Summit in Berlin.

Volvo Construction Equipment demonstrated the LX2 electric compact wheel loader at the Volvo Group Innovation Summit in Berlin. The prototype machine delivers zero emissions, significantly lower noise levels, improved efficiency and reduced operational costs.

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Innovation for the world we want to live in

In order to build the world we want to live in, we must continuously innovate to help drive a sustainable future. We help our customers to increase their operations and safety through innovation, with improved machine and site performance, which also benefit the environment. At Volvo Construction Equipment, we have a culture of innovation, and of course, as we live in an ever-changing world, we must continue to innovate to support our customers and our industry, and to be part of a viable solution.

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Getac announces Leica Geosystems selection of fully rugged tablet for Zeno solution

Getac announces Leica Geosystems selection of fully rugged tablet for Zeno solution

Getac announced that Leica Geosystems has selected its fully rugged ZX70 Android tablet as hardware of choice for the new Leica Zeno GG04 plus Tablet Solution. The new partnership will allow Leica Geosystems to bring comprehensive geospatial data collection capabilities to its customers in all terrains and weather conditions such as utilities, public services, transportation and construction.

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Topcon acquires ThunderBuild, expanding paving solutions portfolio

Topcon has acquired ThunderBuild, a software company specializing in logistics for the asphalt industry.

Topcon Positioning Group announces the complete acquisition of ThunderBuild BV Group, expanding the portfolio of Topcon paving solutions. Based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, ThunderBuild develops software related to logistics management with a primary focus in the asphalt market, as well as additional applications that pertain to the transport of bulk materials.

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Testing of Volvo CE electric and autonomous machines begins at world’s first "emission-free" quarry

On the August 29, Volvo Construction Equipment and its customer Skanska began testing the viability of its Electric Site concept at Skanska's Vikan Kross quarry, near Gothenburg, Sweden. The system, which incorporates electric and autonomous Volvo machines, will run in a real production environment for 10 weeks – delivering an anticipated 95 percent reduction in carbon emissions and 25 percent reduction in total cost of operations.

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Bosch interconnected sensors enhance efficiency and utilization rates of vehicle fleets

It is a real headache, as well as a potential cause of delay, when vehicles such as excavators or dump trucks cannot be located on huge construction sites. Where exactly are my vehicles? And how many hours have they been in operation? It is questions like these that fleet operators in the construction industry and agricultural sector have to be able to answer if they want to deploy their vehicles as efficiently as possible. This is where the Bosch asset tracing solution – or Bosch TRACI for short – comes into its own. The robust, IoT-based connectivity solution can be easily retrofitted to existing vehicles. "Bosch TRACI provides all the relevant data needed to enhance the efficiency and utilization rate of any vehicle fleet," says Jan Philipp Büchner, the product manager responsible for Bosch TRACI. "It helps keep wait, search, and transportation times to a minimum." The Bosch solution comprises a sensor box, cloud-based evaluation software, and a wide array of digital services.

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Texada Software launches RentalLogic, software to manage any rental business

Noble Iron's wholly owned company, Texada Software, has announced the launch of RentalLogic, a SaaS software application that empowers rental companies to easily manage and scale their business. RentalLogic is designed to manage contracts and inventory availability, generate invoices, complete rental returns and streamline other critical rental functions that increase productivity. The software application is cloud-based to ensure that customers get automatic updates and that all data is encrypted and backed up securely. 

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