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The road innovations of the future

The road innovations of the future In the past 50 years there have been huge advancements in the automobile industry but the roads we drive on remain nearly unchanged. As cars get smarter so too should the infrastructure that supports them. Our planet is covered in roads. And by 2050 our global network of highways …

New partnership programme will help cities to plan for the future

New partnership programme will help cities to plan for the future The National Infrastructure Commission today launched a partnership programme for cities and city regions across the country, to help local leaders develop long-term strategies that link transport, housing and job opportunities. Chairman Sir John Armitt said the programme would help cities “from the North …

Technique inspired by dolphins could improve tests of soft materials such as drying cement

Technique inspired by dolphins could improve tests of soft materials such as drying cement When you deform a soft material such as Silly Putty, its properties change depending on how fast you stretch and squeeze it. If you leave the putty in a small glass, it will eventually spread out like a liquid. If you …

Farmbots for a robocrop as farming robots begin trial in UK

Farmbots for a robocrop as farming robots begin trial in UK The John Lewis Partnership has announced a three-year trial with the Small Robot Company to test its revolutionary farmbots at the company’s farm in Leckford, Hampshire. The Leckford Estate, which grows produce for Waitrose & Partners including mushrooms, rapeseed, apples and many other products, …

Townsville chooses Yotta Horizons Platform to drive Pavement Asset Optimisation

Townsville chooses Yotta Horizons Platform to drive Pavement Asset Optimisation Townsville City Council (TCC), one of the largest local government authorities in Queensland, is responsible for managing and maintaining one of the largest roads network in Australia. TCC regularly commissions civil engineering consultancy, Pavement Management Services (PMS) to conduct road condition surveys and sophisticated laser …

UK Autodrive pilot proves Siemens Mobility intelligent roadside infrastructure

UK Autodrive pilot proves Siemens Mobility intelligent roadside infrastructure Following the successful conclusion of the UK Autodrive pilot in Coventry and Milton Keynes, a series of demonstration days have been held to showcase the technology used in the programme. This includes the roadside infrastructure which was supplied and installed by Siemens Mobility Limited for the …

INRIX Parking wins BMW Supplier Innovation Award

INRIX Parking wins BMW Supplier Innovation Award INRIX, the global leader in connected car services and mobility analytics, has received the BMW Supplier Innovation Award from BMW Group for its work in the area of connected driving. The coveted award is based on the development and implementation of the industry’s first real-time on-street parking service …

MIT’s Sun in a Box would store renewable energy for the grid

MIT’s Sun in a Box would store renewable energy for the grid MIT engineers have come up “Sun in a Box”, a conceptual design for a system to store renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, and deliver that energy back into an electric grid on demand. The system may be designed to power …

Boschung salt measuring device SOBO 3+ comes with new reporting app

Boschung salt measuring device SOBO 3+ comes with new reporting app Besides showing the r-weather multi-sensor, Boschung exhibits at the Pollutec tradeshow in Lyon another new product: the SOBO 3+. The SOBO 3+ is a mobile measuring device that works without external energy and determines within a few seconds the residual salt content (in g/m2) …

Industry leaders give mandate for autonomous vehicles to deliver benefits beyond safety

Industry leaders give mandate for autonomous vehicles to deliver benefits beyond safety New research from the Smart Mobility Living Lab: London (SMLL) has found that almost two-thirds (65%) of senior industry leaders are confident that connected autonomous vehicles (CAVs) will be made available for use on UK roads in the next five years. The study …

MIT addresses the privacy risks of compiling mobility data

MIT addresses the privacy risks of compiling mobility data A new study by MIT researchers on mobility data finds that the growing practice of compiling massive, anonymized datasets about people’s movement patterns is a double-edged sword: While it can provide deep insights into human behavior for research, it could also put people’s private data at …

HERE and INRIX partner to Move Mobility Forward

HERE and INRIX partner to Move Mobility Forward INRIX, the world leader in connected car services and mobility analytics, and HERE Technologies, a global leader in mapping and location services, today announced a partnership to deliver industry-leading services and products. INRIX will leverage map content from HERE in more than 50 countries, with the specific …

Leveraging technology with Wirtgen SP 15i and SP 25i slipform pavers

Leveraging technology with Wirtgen SP 15i and SP 25i slipform pavers A Kentucky concrete slipform contractor has moved in a big way into curb, gutter and parapet construction by utilizing the advanced technology available to them. Fox Enterprises now constructs offset curb, gutter and parking lot “island” placements using an on-site guidance system. The system permits …

New Cat Remote Services for diagnostics and improved jobsite efficiency

New Cat Remote Services for diagnostics and improved jobsite efficiency Caterpillar introduces a new suite of Cat® Connect technology that offers remote equipment diagnostics and software updates to reduce machine and engine downtime and increase jobsite efficiency. New Cat Remote Services include two key offerings – Remote Troubleshoot and Remote Flash – that leverage telematics …

Ericsson and Volvo Cars sign five-year Connected Vehicle Cloud worldwide deal

Ericsson and Volvo Cars sign five-year Connected Vehicle Cloud worldwide deal Ericsson has been selected by Volvo Car Group to provide the industrialized Ericsson Connected Vehicle Cloud (CVC) platform to further enable its digital vehicle services in more than 120 markets worldwide for the next five years. Volvo Cars, like other major players in the …

England’s first motorway turns 60 with major technology upgrade

England’s first motorway turns 60 with major technology upgrade Exactly 60 years ago today (5 December 1958), 2,300 drivers drove along a new road for the first time… and straight into the history books. The eight-mile section of road they were driving on was the Preston bypass – the very first motorway in Britain, which …

Over two thirds of people don’t know what a Smart City is

Over two thirds of people don’t know what a Smart City is Almost 70% of the UK public (68%) do not know what a smart city is or the benefits it can bring, according to new research. Despite widespread global investment in the digital transformation of public spaces and the smart city concept, a study …

REFORM’s Metron P48 RC is the first radio remote-controlled equipment rack

REFORM’s Metron P48 RC is the first radio remote-controlled equipment rack The Metron P48 RC is the first radio remote-controlled equipment rack with a real plug-in hybrid drive. The vehicle concept is based on a battery pack with 8.5 kWh capacity, a Kubota gasoline engine with 48 hp, a directly flanged on the flywheel generator …

ITS professionals in the UK split over driverless car investment

ITS professionals in the UK split over driverless car investment The UK’s Intelligent Transport Industry seems to be split over whether taxpayers’ money should be spent on the development of driverless cars. At the ITS (UK) Summit in Bristol, a panel of experts debated the motion “This House believes that driverless vehicles are the biggest …

Sarcos overcomes major obstacle to deployment of full-body, powered industrial exoskeletons

Sarcos overcomes major obstacle to deployment of full-body, powered industrial exoskeletons Sarcos Robotics, a global leader in robotic systems that augment, rather than replace humans working in the industrial, public safety and military sectors, today announced a number of significant technology advancements for its highly anticipated Guardianä XO Max full-body, powered industrial exoskeleton robotic system. …

New Cat SmartPhone App delivers simplified, streamlined equipment data to mobile devices

New Cat SmartPhone App delivers simplified, streamlined equipment data to mobile devices Caterpillar launches the industry’s first mobile app designed to allow customers who spend their time in a truck, at the job site and on-the-go to take advantage of equipment telematics data. The new Cat® App delivers simplified, streamlined data directly to mobile devices, …

Measuring the benefits of flexible Journey Time Monitoring

Measuring the benefits of flexible Journey Time Monitoring A new journey time monitoring system that can be set up in minutes to generate automatic traffic alerts for temporary and permanent routes has been launched by Clearview Intelligence. Unlike traditional route monitoring systems which require hardwired roadside technology for Bluetooth or WIFI detection, Clearview Intelligence’s Journey …

The promise of integrating Road Weather Conditions in Vehicle Telematics

The promise of integrating Road Weather Conditions in Vehicle Telematics Delivery of better weather guidance to drivers is essential, especially real-time updates on the elements drivers face on the roads. This data combined with Vehicle Telematics enables pre-planning of employee schedules, supply chains, and assets that could be in jeopardy when there are dangerous road …

VolvoCE and Skanska’s electric quarry reduce carbon emissions by 98 percent

VolvoCE and Skanska’s electric quarry reduce carbon emissions by 98 percent Volvo Construction Equipment and its customer Skanska have recorded groundbreaking results from their Electric Site research project – including a 98% reduction in carbon emissions, a 70% reduction in energy cost and a 40% reduction in operator cost. Volvo Construction Equipment and its customer …

Is the UK public ready for driverless cars?

Is the UK public ready for driverless cars? While more than half of the UK public (53%) feel positive about the way technology is driving change in the country, there is some discomfort around one of the most discussed and potentially impactful innovations: driverless cars. According to Fujitsu’s Tech in a Transforming Britain report, distinct …

Medusa LED Streetlights at forefront of Design and Technology

Medusa LED Streetlights at forefront of Design and Technology The Medusa LED streetlights are designed with a Philips advanced xitanium driver, Samsung or Cree LEDs and a NEMA five-pin plug comes as standard for telematics such as TELENSA or similar open protocol. Robust and weatherproof to IP65, the Medusa luminaire is easy to maintain, lightweight …

Volvo Trucks delivers autonomous transport solution to limestone quarry in Norway

Volvo Trucks delivers autonomous transport solution to limestone quarry in Norway Volvo Trucks has just signed a landmark agreement with Brønnøy Kalk AS in Norway to provide its first commercial autonomous solution transporting limestone from an open pit mine to a nearby port. The solution for Brønnøy Kalk AS consists of limestone being transported by …

Network Rail seeks major digital railway transformation programme partner

Network Rail seeks major digital railway transformation programme partner Network Rail is seeking a private sector partner to deliver a major digital railway transformation programme on the East Coast Main Line (ECML). The Railway Systems Integration Partner (RSIP) will be appointed via a framework contract worth up to £45 million over eight years. The successful …

Telematics and IoT technology makes driving safer, cheaper and greener

Telematics and IoT technology makes driving safer, cheaper and greener At the CBI Annual Conference, Anne Sheehan, Enterprise Director for Vodafone outlined how Internet of Things (IoT) technology and a partnership with Admiral Insurance is helping to make driving safer, cheaper and greener. On stage with Gunnar Peters, Admiral’s Head of Telematics, she outlined how …

MIT explores the plummeting cost of solar power

MIT explores the plummeting cost of solar power The dramatic drop in the cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules, which has fallen by 99 percent over the last four decades, is often touted as a major success story for renewable energy technology. But one question has never been fully addressed: What exactly accounts for that …

GPS rover and level/slope measuring system help landfill gain 2.3 million yards of space

GPS rover and level/slope measuring system help landfill gain 2.3 million yards of space Ask the average person on the street where garbage goes after the garbage truck picks it up and takes it away, and most will likely say, “the dump.” At one time, most communities had a town dump located near the edge …

Hyundai partners with Top Flight UAV start-up to drive mobility to new heights

Hyundai partners with Top Flight UAV start-up to drive mobility to new heights Hyundai Motor Company has announced a strategic partnership with Top Flight Technologies, Inc., a leading start-up in hybrid-electric unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technologies, as part of its broader effort to cement leadership in future mobility solutions. Hyundai will team up with the …

Yotta signs 7 year deal with CGI for Asset Management and Solutions to Glasgow CC

Yotta signs 7 year deal with CGI for Asset Management and Solutions to Glasgow CC Technology company, Yotta has won a seven-year contract with CGI, a leading independent IT and business process service firm, to deliver asset management services and solutions to Scotland’s largest local authority, Glasgow City Council. The contract is the largest Yotta …

The visionaries shaping healthy cities of the future

The visionaries shaping healthy cities of the future Did you know that cities account for three quarters of all global carbon emissions? Here we highlight the experts who are striving to create a cleaner and more socially responsible urban environment. According to the United Nations, by 2050, more than two thirds of the world’s entire …

Metso and Rockwell Automation bring predictive maintenance to the mining industry

Metso and Rockwell Automation bring predictive maintenance to the mining industry Metso is expanding its digital Metso Metrics offering with the launch of a new predictive maintenance solution for mining equipment, aimed to help maximize the uptime and performance of comminution circuits. The solution will be introduced at Automation Fair, hosted by Rockwell Automation, on …

ITM Monitoring announces updates to Calyx Online Monitoring Software

ITM Monitoring announces updates to Calyx Online Monitoring Software ITM Monitoring a leader in the design and installation of bespoke geotechnical, structural and environmental monitoring systems, has released a new version of its data visualisation platform, Calyx™ Online Monitoring Software (OMS). The updated version provides additional functionality and flexibility, improving user experience within the feature-rich …

Sunstone secures £590k Crowdcube investment for Solar innovations

Sunstone secures £590k Crowdcube investment for Solar innovations UK technology company, Sunstone, has raised more than £590,000 (£592,000) via the crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube. The round, which ran for just over five weeks, saw over 450 investors back the company to help it reach a level of overfunding against an initial target of £500,000. One of …

COBOD receives grant to develop the next generation 3D construction printer

COBOD receives grant to develop the next generation 3D construction printer The N3XTCON project running from 2018 to 2021 involves all aspects of 3D construction printing from materials recipes over reinforcement solutions and software control systems to new architectural solutions. Besides from COBOD, it involves materials suppliers, as well as construction companies, architects, building owners, …

New Trimble Earthworks GO! Grade Control for Compact Machine Grading Attachments

New Trimble Earthworks GO! Grade Control for Compact Machine Grading Attachments Trimble announces the release of the Trimble® Earthworks GO! Grade Control Platform, a 2D grade control solution for compact machine grading attachments. Trimble Earthworks GO! enables high-accuracy grading in an easy-to-use, portable platform. It is the only Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) compact machine …

The benefits of using Drones in Construction

The benefits of using Drones in Construction As the demand grows for increased safety and productivity on the job site, the construction industry finds itself turning to new technology. One innovation that has revolutionized the industry is the commercial drone. With an estimated $11.2 billion to be spent on drones in construction within the next …

Clearview traffic innovations improve safety and traffic flow at hospital junction

Clearview traffic innovations improve safety and traffic flow at hospital junction An innovative scheme integrating wireless vehicle detection traffic signals, vehicle activated signs (VAS) and a hurry call system has reconfigured a hospital junction to address safety concerns and assist ambulance response times. Tasked with improving safety for the 11,400 motorists who use the junction daily, …

Small Robot Company unveils Harry the prototype farming robot

Small Robot Company unveils Harry the prototype farming robot The Small Robot Company, a British agritech start-up for sustainable farming, has announced the official unveiling of its Harry digital planting robot at Agri-Tech East’s REAP 2018 Conference in Cambridge. Just one year on since Small Robot Company first previewed its ‘Farming as a Service’ model …

Trimble Earthworks Grade Control revamped with Motor Grader and tiltrotator features

Trimble Earthworks Grade Control revamped with Motor Grader and tiltrotator features Trimble announced today the release of Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform version 1.7 with support for motor graders and automatic guidance for tiltrotator attachments. Trimble Earthworks for Motor Graders is a GNSS-based, 3D grade control solution designed to make fine grading more accurate, faster …

The path to driverless cars is full of potholes

The path to driverless cars is full of potholes Christian Wolmar argues there is still a long way to go before we throw our driving licenses into the sea. What might this mean for personal mobility and what are the repercussions for the commercial road transport sector that we represent? Join in the debate at …

Technology and automation to define the future of road transportation

Technology and automation to define the future of road transportation In the face of geopolitical and economic uncertainty, technology-driven innovation will be key to meeting the challenges of tomorrow in the global road transport sector, according to a survey published by the International Road Transport Union. This topic will top the agenda of the IRU …

MUJI and Sensible 4 create first Autonomous Shuttle Bus for all-weather conditions

MUJI and Sensible 4 create first Autonomous Shuttle Bus for all-weather conditions MUJI and Finnish autonomous driving company Sensible 4 have combined their expertise to create an elegant robotbus, first in the world to function in all weather conditions. The vehicle will be displayed to public in its premiere March 2019 in Helsinki. For this …

Highways England innovates to tackle road noise in Wakefield

Highways England innovates to tackle road noise in Wakefield An innovative noise barrier which will reduce the level of noise for residents living close to the M1 is being used in the UK for the first time. The barrier will be installed by Highways England along a section of the M1 at Wakefield and not …

Kia and Hyundai reveal solar charging system for electric vehicles

Kia and Hyundai reveal solar charging system for electric vehicles Kia Motors and Hyundai Motor have today announced plans to introduce ‘solar roof’ charging technology on selected Hyundai Motor Group vehicles. Electricity-generating solar panels will be incorporated into the roof or the hood of vehicles, and will support internal combustion, hybrid and battery electric vehicles …

Truck Simulation 19 features MACK Trucks

Truck Simulation 19 features MACK Trucks Astragon Entertainment and developer Jujubee are have announced the next license partner of their mobile game Truck Simulation 19. The originally licensed trucks of US manufacturer MACK® will give virtual truckers the opportunity to drive along the iconic United States highways and make their American dream come true. The …

Revolutionary Stirling Engine converts residual gas into electricity

Revolutionary Stirling Engine converts residual gas into electricity With a groundbreaking Stirling engine from the Swedish environmental technology company Ripasso Energy, the largest “waste-to-energy” project of its kind ever implemented in Africa may be realised. Carbon dioxide emissions are reduced dramatically when residual gases are converted into electricity. Lesjöfors supply a punched and bended part …

PERI Group acquires stake in 3D Concrete Printing company COBOD International

PERI Group acquires stake in 3D Concrete Printing company COBOD International Strategic Partnership with Danish technology leader in 3D concrete printing, Weissenhorn/Copenhagen The PERI Group, one of the world’s leading companies in the field of formwork and scaffolding for the construction industry, acquires a stake in the Danish 3D concrete printing specialist COBOD International A/S …

Cleverciti Systems and FoxNet announce distribution partnership in Canada

Cleverciti Systems and FoxNet announce distribution partnership in Canada Cleverciti Systems Corp., a leader in comprehensive, high-tech solutions for outdoor and on-street parking detection, monitoring and guidance, and FoxNet, a Waterloo-based IT service provider, announced today a partnership to bring Cleverciti’s innovative parking solutions to FoxNet’s distribution network in the Canadian market. FoxNet will offer …

A connected world is in sight

A connected world is in sight A simple Google search for ‘connected autonomous vehicles UK’ brings up over nine million hits, with most notably the UK Governments website providing a useful central point for their efforts (spoiler alert: there is a lot about funding opportunities and pictures of pods) in bringing together what is undoubtedly …

The future of earthworks monitoring is to be showcased at ICE Lecture

The future of earthworks monitoring is to be showcased at ICE Lecture ‘Priming the Industry: An Innovation in Earthworks Monitoring’ Monday 26th November, 6pm to 8:30pm – Institution of Civil Engineers, London The increasing number and severity of failures in flood defences, transportation and utilities earthworks – predominantly due to extreme weather and aging assets …

Hitachi Construction partners with KTEG to expand European market and develop electric machinery

Hitachi Construction partners with KTEG to expand European market and develop electric machinery Hitachi Construction Machinery Co Ltd announced earlier this month that they have formed an agreement with KTEG Kiesel Technologie Entwicklung GmbH, the group company of European Hitachi Construction Machinery’s distributor Kiesel GmbH, to establish a new company to develop electric construction machinery …

StreetLight Data unveils accurate on-demand Traffic Counts for 4 million miles of roadway

StreetLight Data unveils accurate on-demand Traffic Counts for 4 million miles of roadway StreetLight Data the leader in big data analytics for mobility, today announced another major transportation market innovation with the launch of its new Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) metrics available on-demand through the StreetLight InSight platform. Annual traffic counts available on-demand for …

MIT researches Syncells – mass produced cell sized robots

MIT researches Syncells – mass produced cell sized robots Tiny robots no bigger than a cell could be mass-produced using a new method developed by researchers at MIT. The microscopic devices, which the team calls “syncells” (short for synthetic cells), might eventually be used to monitor conditions inside an oil or gas pipeline, or to …

PCM Digital Job Box transforms construction site management and communications

PCM Digital Job Box transforms construction site management and communications PCM, Inc. launched its 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 …

New ways of controlling access

New ways of controlling access Access control is defined as “the selective restriction of access to a place or other resource”. For an automatic access control system to function, it requires a means of identifying individuals to determine their access rights. The form of identification can be anything from a memorised password or PIN (personal …

Costain enables major milestone for connected and autonomous vehicles in the UK

Costain enables major milestone for connected and autonomous vehicles in the UK Costain, the smart infrastructure solutions company, provided the technology to power pioneering work led by Highways England to transform journeys with innovative technology allowing vehicles and the roads to ‘talk’ to each other which was showcased to an international audience last week. A …

Cleverciti Systems debuts CIRC360 Parking Management at NPA Convention

Cleverciti Systems debuts CIRC360 Parking Management at NPA Convention Cleverciti Systems Corp., a leader in comprehensive, high-tech solutions for outdoor and on-street parking detection, monitoring and guidance, announced today it will debut its new CIRC360 solution during the 2018 National Parking Association (NPA) Convention and Expo, Oct. 22-25, in Las Vegas, at booth #213. CIRC360 …

MIT announces $1 billion commitment to AI and world-changing breakthroughs

MIT announces $1 billion commitment to AI and world-changing breakthroughs MIT today announced a new $1 billion commitment to address the global opportunities and challenges presented by the prevalence of computing and the rise of artificial intelligence (AI). The initiative marks the single largest investment in computing and AI by an American academic institution, and …

How to improve driver experience with your ELD’s

How to improve driver experience with your ELD’s Since the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in the US mandated that all commercial vehicles over 10,000lbs be installed with Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), organizations operating vehicle fleets have been pushed into reporting their Hours of Service. While there are many benefits, beyond compliance, to organizations …

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness month

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness month October is National Cybersecurity Awareness month and cyber security company eSentire has shared some tips and best practices on a variety of topics  with us. This week’s focus is phishing attacks and the importance of security awareness training. According to eSentire, phishing continues to be a popular attack vector. …

The Future of Construction in America

The Future of Construction in America Exciting change will reward the aware contractor Hop in a car and drive anywhere and chances are the drive will be on roads and highways that need patching, resurfacing, or widening, and bridges often show signs of needed maintenance. Sadly, things are in bad shape. On the last two …

Komatsu showcases new technologies at CEATEC JAPAN

Komatsu showcases new technologies at CEATEC JAPAN Komatsu  President and CEO Tetsuji Ohashi is participating in CEATEC JAPAN for the first time. In this four-day event held in Makuhari Messe from October 16 to 19, Komatsu is introducing new challenges taken up by its SMARTCONSTRUCTION initiative under the theme of safer, more productive and smart …

Volvo Trucks to introduce all-electric trucks in North America

Volvo Trucks to introduce all-electric trucks in North America As part of an innovative partnership between the Volvo Group, California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), and industry leaders in transportation and electrical charging infrastructure, Volvo Trucks will introduce all-electric truck demonstrators in California next year, and commercialize them in North America in 2020. …

Driverless vehicles – Snake Oil or Salvation?

Driverless vehicles – Snake Oil or Salvation? Hailed as the solution to traffic congestion and pollution and offering freedom for those with restricted mobility, autonomous vehicles have the potential to make our towns and cities models of clean air and seamless movement. But are the millions of pounds, dollars and euros being poured into driverless …

Multilateral banks reaffirm pledge to support technology-driven sustainable infrastructure

Multilateral banks reaffirm pledge to support technology-driven sustainable infrastructure The heads of the leading multilateral development banks (MDBs) meeting at the 2018 Global Infrastructure Forum (GI Forum) today reaffirmed their commitment to work together to deliver inclusive, resilient, and technology-driven sustainable infrastructure. The important role of technology in this goal was at the heart of …

Ringway takes part in innovative autonomous and connected vehicle trials in Milton Keynes

Ringway takes part in innovative autonomous and connected vehicle trials in Milton Keynes Ringway has helped to pioneer new technology on the UK’s roads by taking part in an innovative three-year trial of autonomous and connected vehicles which will shape the future of mobility. Connected and autonomous vehicles were demonstrated and operated in live conditions across …

Volvo presents future transport solution with autonomous electric trucks

Volvo presents future transport solution with autonomous electric trucks Volvo Trucks is now presenting a new transport solution consisting of autonomous electric commercial vehicles that can contribute to more efficient, safer and cleaner transportation. The long-term goal is to offer companies that need continuous transport services between fixed hubs a complement to today’s offerings. Growing …

NIC competition winners pave the way for Roads for the Future

NIC competition winners pave the way for Roads for the Future Smart traffic lights and hi-tech public transport could become an everyday part of people’s journeys, according to ideas put forward by the joint winners of the national Roads for the Future competition. The two winners, City Science and Leeds City Council, will each receive …

DAV Foundation raises US$24m for open-source network for autonomous vehicles

DAV Foundation raises US$24m for open-source network for autonomous vehicles The DAV Foundation, a non-profit start-up building a decentralised global network for autonomous vehicles has completed a US$24 million fundraising to develop an open source platform for self-driving vehicles, on the ground, in the air and on the water. The DAV platform allows vehicles to …

MIT Chemists discover unexpected enzyme structure that breaks down carbon dioxide

MIT Chemists discover unexpected enzyme structure that breaks down carbon dioxide Many microbes have an enzyme that can convert carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide. This reaction is critical for building carbon compounds and generating energy, particularly for bacteria that live in oxygen-free environments. This enzyme is also of great interest to researchers who want to …

INRIX reveals the UK roads best suited for autonomous trucks

INRIX reveals the UK roads best suited for autonomous trucks INRIX, the global leader in connected vehicle services and transportation analytics, has identified corridors in the UK best suited for autonomous truck trials and deployment. The INRIX Automated Freight Corridor Assessment report, which also analyses Germany and the United States, concludes that a commercially viable …

London’s innovative Twentytwo is a model for building smarter, faster and safer

London’s innovative Twentytwo is a model for building smarter, faster and safer When completed next year, Twentytwo, an innovative new development located minutes from the new London Liverpool Street Crossrail station, will stand 278 metres tall and showcase a number of new construction solutions in a challenging historic and densely populated urban environment. Developers, planners …

Slipform paving kerbs on AutoPilot

Slipform paving kerbs on AutoPilot Producing kerbs as if by magic: in Mobile Bay on the Gulf of Mexico in the US state of Alabama, a Wirtgen slipform paver SP 15i operated fully automatically. When a new residential area is developed, the individual contract work sections are often very detailed. Roads and paths have to …

Hyundai presents new Truck Fuel Cell Powertrain

Hyundai presents new Truck Fuel Cell Powertrain Hyundai Motor today presented a first look at a render image of a new truck with fuel cell powertrain which is set to be launched in 2019. After the ix35 Fuel Cell and the NEXO, Hyundai presents yet another milestone for its leadership in fuel cell technology with …

SMART Scaffolder launches upgraded SMART Apps

SMART Scaffolder launches upgraded SMART Apps SMART Scaffolder, the access and scaffolding industry’s leading professional software solution – has launched the latest update of its innovative SMART Inspector and SMART Handover apps. Version 4.0 of the ground-breaking scaffolding apps is a major upgrade – adding enhanced functionality that allows users to record diary notes, photos, …

MIT model helps robots navigate more like humans do

MIT model helps robots navigate more like humans do When moving through a crowd to reach some end goal, humans can usually navigate the space safely without thinking too much. They can learn from the behavior of others and note any obstacles to avoid. Robots, on the other hand, struggle with such navigational concepts. MIT …

AGC awards the 2018 Innovation Award to Brayman and Advanced Construction Robotics

AGC awards the 2018 Innovation Award to Brayman and Advanced Construction Robotics Advanced Construction Robotics (ACR) and its integration partner Brayman Construction Corporation (Brayman) have been awarded the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Inaugural Innovation Award at the AGC Centennial celebration held in Washington, D.C. Monday, October 1, 2018 for their autonomous rebar-tying robot, TyBot. …

Parsons iNET Software integral to USA Northwest Corridor reversible express lanes

Parsons iNET Software integral to USA Northwest Corridor reversible express lanes The Metro-Atlanta Northwest Corridor’s reversible express lanes, made possible with Parsons iNet Software were officially opened to the public in a dedication ceremony that was held in September. Parsons was the lead designer for the Northwest Corridor project, which included the design and construction …

VolvoCE unveils electric compact wheel loader concept

VolvoCE unveils electric compact wheel loader concept 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. Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) unveiled its latest concept machine – known as the …

Ground-breaking innovations for autonomous and electric transport solutions

Ground-breaking innovations for autonomous and electric transport solutions The Volvo Group continues its far-reaching drive to develop next-generation transport solutions. The latest examples include a system in which autonomous electric vehicles are coordinated to ensure as efficient, and safe goods transport as possible, as well as a new electric compact wheel loader concept. On September …

Construction at risk from hacking as attacks increase from 2K to 1.7M over last quarter

Construction at risk from hacking as attacks increase from 2K to 1.7M over last quarter IIS, Drupal, and Oracle WebLogic web technologies experienced increased attacks in Q2 2018. According to a new threat report from eSentire, Inc., the largest pure-play Managed Detection and Response (MDR) provider, IIS attacks showed a 782x increase, from 2,000 to …

Snowtonomous connected and autonomous cars for Scotland

Snowtonomous connected and autonomous cars for Scotland “Snowtonomous driving” is the new buzz-phrase in the world of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) according to the Finnish Transport Agency, which has developed a 10km stretch of “intelligent” road for testing self-driving technology. Director of the Finnish Aurora project, Reija Viinanen, is one of the world’s leading …

Energi Mine partners with eGen Scooters to drive down emissions with ETK rewards

Energi Mine partners with eGen Scooters to drive down emissions with ETK rewards Energi Mine and eGen Scooters have partnered up to help reinforce energy efficiency thus encouraging carbon emission reduction. eGen, the provider of high-quality electric scooters for universal use, will integrate Energi Mine’s blockchain-based EnergiToken (ETK) Rewards Platform, which incentivises people to act …

Siemens deploys 1,000th Traffic Enforcement Camera

Siemens deploys 1,000th Traffic Enforcement Camera Siemens, a global leader in traffic management technology, has supplied and installed its 1,000th traffic enforcement camera in the UK this year to monitor traffic on the newly-constructed A612 Daleside Road bus lane, the first in the UK to allow exemptions to Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs). The milestone …

Smart Machines herald a digital future for Road Construction Rollers

Smart Machines herald a digital future for Road Construction Rollers The “Quality Road Construction Baden-Württemberg 4.0” project needs machines that can communicate with one another digitally – and it also needs people who can operate these technologies. A machine operator reports on his experiences with a high-tech Ammann compactor that was deployed during the project. …

Automation and the global transport industry – what’s next?

Automation and the global transport industry – what’s next? The global transport industry is asking just how smart, how safe and how secure transport can become? The potential is huge and the World Congress in Oman wants to bring the industry together to lay the ground for intelligent change. Attending the ITS World Congress in …

John Deere revamps 944K Hybrid Wheel Loader with Final Tier 4 Engine technology

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Exploring Construction Telematics – the power of the network

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Telensa Partners with FarSite for Wireless Bin Sensing for Smart Cities

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Aviva, BP, Hastings Direct and Honda RD Europe unite for the evolution of transport

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Nortech launches colour LED VMS Variable Message Signs

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Driverless vehicles could allow London to reclaim over 6,300 hectares of land

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MIT designs new battery that gobbles up carbon dioxide

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Clearview Intelligence offers long-term solutions for vehicle detection

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Eurovia paves the future with automated surfacing

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How people are transforming the connected car

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MIT Machine learning system observes objects change in only a few key frames

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Ford introduces Inspection Drones to keep Engine Plant workers safe

Ford introduces Inspection Drones to keep Engine Plant workers safe Imagine if a simple innovation suddenly allowed you to carry out an arduous – but essential – chore in a tenth of the time it would normally take and without the safety risks of working at height. That’s been the case for Ford employees who are …

New VMS Sign app delivers greater speed and flexibility

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Sarcos Robotics raises US$30 Million in funding

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Out of the loop with wireless vehicle detection

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Jaguar Land Rover’s Virtual Eyes and Intelligent Pods study trust in self-driving vehicles

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AGD introduces key enhancements to its 318 Traffic Control Radar

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Energi Mine announces latest partnership with EV-port provider Solisco

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MIT research makes sprayed droplets hit and stick to their targets

MIT research makes sprayed droplets hit and stick to their targets A team of MIT researchers has found a way to balance those properties and get the best of both — sprays that don’t drift too far but provide tiny droplets to stick to the surface. The team accomplished this in a surprisingly simple way, …

Sunshine Coast pilots Smart Street Lighting with Telensa in Australia

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Atkins explores the benefits of 5G connectivity for British roads

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Siemens Mobility supports UK CITE live testing for connected cars

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Innovative solutions for time-consuming tasks

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ORBCOMM adds data analytics to industrial IoT solutions

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Road safety solutions could bring National Road Victim Month to an end

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How Artificial Intelligence can impact your Civil Engineering career

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Ford’s cycling jacket makes bicycles smarter and safer

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Back to the Future for transport

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Pro Rail Services choose GKD Technologies RCI’s for new Doosan RRV fleet

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CAV Scotland 2018 champions connected and autonomous vehicles

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SICK LiDAR sensor technology raises the bar for accurate and reliable sensing

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Wireless vehicle detection installation is cheaper and better than inductive loops

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Audi and Ericsson pioneering 5G for automotive manufacturing

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Sunshine lighting up the A38 in England’s East Midlands

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Construction Climate Challenge helps the construction industry break up with carbon

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Tarmac boosts highways productivity with cutting-edge logistics software

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Mapping the impact of electric vehicle uptake

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Five of the cleverest environmentally friendly innovations

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New Holland CR Revelation Combines takes automation to a new level

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Construction is getting ready for Clean Technology

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Cleverciti Systems Americas gets a high-flying General Manager

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Scott Parnell launches new product to support digital railway future

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NIC calls Ofgem proposals a good step to preparing UK for Electric Vehicles

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MIT Study finds climate determines the shape of river basins

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Envenio launches BIM and CFD survey

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Ofgem proposes electricity reforms to support electric vehicle revolution

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MIT cell-sized robots can sense environment as they flow through pipelines

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Telensa Smart Streetlight deployed in Edinburgh’s 64,000 light Energy Efficiency Program

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Small Robot Company crowdfunds £50,000 to transform farming

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Urban Observatory monitors Newcastle with new generation of sensors

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Yotta’s Horizons helps drive enhanced asset management for Cheshire East Highways

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Baron releases solution for Departments of Transportation

Baron releases solution for Departments of Transportation Enables live, statewide, real-time monitoring of roadway weather conditions Baron Services, the worldwide provider of critical weather intelligence, has released a new product offering specifically designed for Department of Transportation services across the U.S. The solution will provide a single comprehensive source for the display and monitoring of …

Eurovia Surfacing takes part in innovative automatic braking system trial

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New autonomous vehicle system connects Road Authorities with vehicle operators

New autonomous vehicle system connects Road Authorities with vehicle operators Highly Automated Vehicles (HAV) are currently testing on public roads in fewer than 50 cities around the world, but more markets are interested in bringing this new technology to their streets. INRIX, the leader in connected car services and transport analytics has announced a new …

GKD Technologies supports expansion with expanded team

GKD Technologies supports expansion with expanded team GKD Technologies is a leading provider of systems designed for safeguarding personnel and machines. Based in the South of England, the company design, develop and produce height, slew and load safety control systems for Road Rail vehicles (RRV’s) and general construction equipment including excavators. The company has seen …

Aston Martin introduces flying car concept at Farnborough

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Simple and smart parking solutions for council car parks

Simple and smart parking solutions for council car parks Parking is one of the few sources of revenue for Britain’s local councils, who received a record £819 million from parking fees in the 2016/17 financial year. While the headlines framed this as pure profit, in the industry it is recognised how vital this revenue is …

MIT Chip upgrade will help honeybee-sized drones navigate around us

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Biral launches road weather sensor designed for road tunnel applications

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Geotab interactive infographic showcases the Evolution of America’s Interstate Highways

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BIM there, done that?

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New IoT SmartWater technology launched to revolutionise gully management

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Why road safety is getting to be a real juggling act

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Renault Trucks unveils its second generation of electric trucks

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Volvo CE and LEGO Technic team to create an autonomous wheel loader concept

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AGD Systems exhibiting at Traffex Seeing is Believing at Bruntingthorpe

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Highways England A14 Team lights up with Prolectric Solar lighting

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Grayhill updates CANbus Keypads and MMI Controllers for Off-highway machines

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Marking a future for autonomous self driving cars

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Oregon DOT integrates and modernises legacy systems with AssetWise

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Energi Mine and Electra Commercial Vehicles partnership set to bring zero-emission heavy goods vehicles to urban areas

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Small Robot Company a finalist in Tech4Good Awards for sustainable farming robotics

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GKD Technologies launch new Road Rail Rated Capacity Indicator with SpaceGuard

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VolvoCE looks at future-proofing Excavators

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Alternative vehicle detection for MIDAS magnetometer and radar-based detection

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Technology Award for smart hydraulic Hybrid Excavator from VolvoCE

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Thatcham Research and Association of British Insurers warn Autonomous Cars a danger

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Volvo pushes Load Assist real-time on-board weighing accuracy to one percent

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Glaston is participating in Finland’s first industry oriented machine learning project

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Next generation Cat Excavators deliver efficiency and lower operating costs in 36-ton size class

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Trace Software exhibiting for a second year at Intersolar Europe

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MIT develops novel transmitter to protect wireless IoT data from hackers

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Hong Kong Highways Department selects Telensa for Yuen Long Smart Street Lighting pilot

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Moonshadow Mobile partners with INRIX to deliver Travel Pattern Analytics Platform

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Inrix Emergency Alert Service connects Transportation Agencies with drivers

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Brokk highlights SmartConcept technology for next generation Demolition Machines

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New British technology turns windows into solar panels turning skyscrapers into power stations

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StreetLight Data launches initiative to assess how different types of travel interact

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Mack Trucks plan to have a fully electric refuse vehicle in 2019

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Calculator App for dump trucks and construction puts everyday math in your pocket

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The Volvo Ocean Race signals the start for electric articulated buses in Gothenburg

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Scientists invent Bio-Bitumen to pave roads using plastic and other mixed wastes

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GKD Technologies safeguarding both man and machine

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A first in Pavement Striping Assessment for the USA

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Metso updates Expertune PlantTriage software with advanced analysis and cybersecurity

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Enhanced vehicle detectors by Nortech now connect to your smartphone

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Intelligent Compaction and Infrared Scanning improving road construction in Missouri

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Autonomous cargo boat fleets could service cities, reducing road traffic

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Green light for research project with HGVs using overhead power lines on German roads

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GKD Technologies featuring the SensorSafe Rail Range at Rail Live

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The top five technologies to make construction safer

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Technology will evolve the Parking Industry

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John Deere adds Grade Guidance to 210G LC Excavator and updates 130G – 470G LC models

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MIT Researchers develop virtual reality testing ground for drones

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Developing current technology is just as important as new ideas

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telent Technology playing an important part of Britain’s railway technology transformation

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2018 proves a promising year for Biral

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Road Resurfacing Simplified – Critical data collected at highway speed

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Drone technology for Asset Inventory Management

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New CAN-Bus Keypad and MMI Controller Tech delivers enhanced functionality in a smaller package

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Millions set to benefit as British railway technology transformation takes off

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Volvo Trucks presents their second electric truck model in three weeks

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Deliver effective route safety solutions for complex road safety challenges

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Digital Metso Metrics solution for waste recycling to be launched at IFAT Germany

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StreetLight Data unveils congestion beating traffic diagnostics tool

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Volvo cars and trucks communicate to increase traffic safety

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Brigade showcases new Radar for construction OEM and specialist applications

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Driver Alerts: Your Headlights into Hazardous Weather Conditions

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MIT Chemical Engineers discover how to control knots that form in DNA molecules

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PODFather delivers Track and Trace for Tarmac’s 1,800 strong fleet network

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Citilabs leverages location data to create US wide analytics with pedestrian movements

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Jaguar Land Rover and INRIX awarded grant to increase Autonomous Vehicle safety

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Volvo Assist and Co-Pilot in-cab display unveiled at Intermat 2018

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Tarmac’s digital delivery tracking system boosts efficiency and customer service

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Helix Core from Perforce chosen for Transurban’s IoT Urban Road Infrastructure Projects

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Volvo demonstrates their strengths and successes at Intermat Paris 2018

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Protect your business against Cyber Attacks

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Bartco UK promotes research integration to benefit worldwide traffic management innovation

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Trimble announces new Surveying solutions

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Self-healing metal oxides developed by MIT could protect against corrosion

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Innovations that will bring construction equipment costs down

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HiQ and Ammann develop Q Point open digital platform for the construction industry

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Cape Verde to host first SINN Power wave energy project

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Safer roads to beat the holiday traffic

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Ammann trench roller features ACEecon Intelligent Compaction System

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TyBot and Brayman Construction selected as national finalist for 2018 Innovation Award

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Ammann brings telematics to small rollers for accurate networked fleet monitoring

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John Deere adds SmartGrade capabilities to the Power-Angle-Tilt Dozer

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Innovation is Here Conference explored the 4th industrial revolution

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3 things you should know about 3D Printing Construction Equipment

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MIT looks for a better approach in battery material design

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Volvo Electric articulated buses being tested in Sweden

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Volvo Construction starts 3D printing spare parts

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Construction Simulator 2 celebrates first anniversary

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British workers demand more automation

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FLIR Launches Thermal Traffic Sensor for Vehicle-to-Everything Communication

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Milton Keynes takes part in autonomous vehicle trial on public roads

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SCRAPER for remote control of construction machines via augmented reality at Intermat

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Optimise your car park to remove stress and help drivers find every last space

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Trace Software will be showcasing their engineering software at NAPEC in Algeria

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MIT develops depth-sensing imaging system that can peer through fog

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BIRAL returns to Intermet Asia in Singapore

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Max Fordham’s SoundSpace makes a noise about the importance of acoustic design

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MIT research into seismic imaging could map the interior structures of the Earth

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Cruise Control: Better transportation through seasonal and hyperlocal weather forecasts

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Volvo Buses has sold 4,000 electrified buses

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Robotic process automation, AI and biometrics to drive digital change in transport

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Atlas Copco Power Technique unveils vision for Powering the Future of global industry

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GKD Technologies upgrade 2RCi load indicator to include virtual wall functions

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MSU developing high-strength Concrete to save Montana time and money

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GSSI – Geophysical Survey Systems launches new dynamic website

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MIT and newly formed company launch novel approach to fusion power

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hiQ and Ammann join forces to create Q Point for the construction industry

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Komatsu celebrates 10 years of Autonomous Haulage with plans to accelerate mining automation

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Boels Elevates their new Skyjack fleet

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Essex and Hertfordshire County Councils pilot UK innovation in smart city services

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Fingerprint drug testing for drivers now a reality for Transport and Logistics industry

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Clearview Intelligence wins Newcastle City traffic signal tender

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The Traffic Group acquires market-leading ANPR specialist MAV Systems

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SINN Power CEO looks at wave energy – a new chapter in renewable energy supplies

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Techrules partners with CRRC on transport turbine technology

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Continental and CITC JV to manufacture 48-Volt Battery Systems for electric vehicles

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Innovation will keep traffic flowing

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ZÜBLIN conducting research on moss that can swallow up fine particulate matter

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MIT launches Task Force on the Work of the Future

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One in three fear their job will be replaced by a robot

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Siemens SafeZone delivers safer roads in Sussex, UK

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Irish EPA chooses FIDAS PM Air Monitors for air quality network

Irish EPA chooses FIDAS PM Air Monitors for air quality network Following a public consultation in 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of Ireland has awarded a contract for up to 44 FIDAS PM particulate matter (PM) monitors to enhance and expand the existing monitoring network. The successful bid was submitted jointly by EMS Environmental …

Automated vehicles get the green light in Victoria, Australia

Automated vehicles get the green light in Victoria, Australia The Andrews Labor Government is leading the way on automated vehicle technology with historic legislation passing Victorian Parliament this week that allows driverless vehicles to be trialled across the state. Under the changes to the Road Safety Act, VicRoads will be able to grant permits to …

Veta 5 Mapping Software released with data collection and analysis

Veta 5 Mapping Software released with data collection and analysis   Veta is a free map-based software tool for contractors and highway officials to standardize, display, analyze, and report data collected by intelligent compaction (IC) and paver‐mounted thermal profiling (PMTP) technologies during construction. Veta can import data from various IC machines and PMTP scanners to …

Grayhill launches Touch Encoder Development Kit with Tap, Swipe, and Turn Functions

Grayhill launches Touch Encoder Development Kit with Tap, Swipe, and Turn Functions Grayhill introduces the Touch Encoder Development Kit, which provides product development engineers simplified designs for industrial, digital audio and visual, medical, and off-highway markets. With tap, swipe, and turn functions, the Touch Encoder Development Kit can meet a wide range of interface application …

The Manitou group inaugurates new Research and Development Test Center

The Manitou group inaugurates new Research and Development Test Center The Manitou group, a world leader in rough-terrain handling, is inaugurating its new test center, “R&D Test Center”. This innovative building makes it possible to perform endurance and durability tests on all Manitou prototypes. Inaugurated in the presence of a number of elected officials, this …

Smart Parking is a vital component of a modern workspace

Smart Parking is a vital component of a modern workspace Smart buildings use network-enabled building management systems to operate more autonomously. This means sensors from across the building all feed into a single system to control the entire workspace from heating to security. This smart approach is most powerful when applied to both the building …

On the road to improve Ground Transportation businesses

On the road to improve Ground Transportation businesses The one constant in every organization is that things will change. Oftentimes, the necessary steps to achieve this change can be overwhelming and complicated, touching more parts of the organization than is possible in one fell swoop. However, it’s the small changes at departmental levels that can …

GKD Technologies unveil new machine control safety systems at Intermat 2018

GKD Technologies unveil new machine control safety systems at Intermat 2018 UK based, GKD Technologies designs electronic sensor technology and software for use as safety warning devices to protect people, machines and equipment in construction, earth moving and rail industries. The company is using the forthcoming Intermat exhibition (23rd-28th April, Paris) to launch two new …

Skyjack launches the Elevate solution to disrupt Telematics

Skyjack launches the Elevate solution to disrupt Telematics Skyjack is disrupting the telematics industry with its newest service: Elevate, a fully customized solution designed specifically for off-highway rental fleets. Launched at The 2018 Rental Show, Skyjack’s Elevate solution leaves behind the legacy of on-road telematics and breaks down the barriers to adoption, by providing our …

Tarmac introduces Smart Cards to drive HGV fleet safety

Tarmac introduces Smart Cards to drive HGV fleet safety Tarmac has become the first in its industry to roll out a new smart card for HGV drivers, which aims to further enhance safety and support driver training while delivering increased customer confidence on the competency and quality of its entire supply chain. The UK’s leading …

Skyjack launches mobile game to reinforce load capacity guidelines

Skyjack launches mobile game to reinforce load capacity guidelines Skyjack is leveraging gaming technology to educate and raise awareness around load capacity and safety with their first mobile game, CAPACITIES. Launching February 20th, the game combines interactive fun that requires players to divert falling balls from overloading Skyjack mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). ““We hope …

AGD launches larger zone AGD 645 Pedestrian Detector

AGD launches larger zone AGD 645 Pedestrian Detector AGD Systems has today announced a significant enhancement to its highly successful 645 Pedestrian Detector. From 1 March 2018, the AGD 645 optical kerbside detector will cover a 10m x 3m zone in standard build format. Until now, the 645 has offered a 5m x 3m detection …

Volvo updates H-Series 2 Wheel Loaders with their latest technology

Volvo updates H-Series 2 Wheel Loaders with their latest technology The new H-Series wheel loaders from Volvo Construction Equipment take a proven machine and add the latest technology, including the next-generation OptiShift and new load-sensing hydraulics and transmission. The result is a wheel loader lineup that boasts faster cycle times and improved fuel efficiency. The …

JLG smart technology makes their Scissor Lifts stand out

JLG smart technology makes their Scissor Lifts stand out JLG Industries, a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, builds its ES-Series and R-Series slab scissor lifts with intuitive technologies that differentiate them from each other and the competition. This approach allows JLG to offer a broad range of models that cater to …

Is the EU in danger of making construction less productive

Is the EU in danger of making construction less productive Proposed European data privacy laws could hinder the flow of data around construction sites. Secretary General of the Committee for European Construction Equipment (CECE), Riccardo Viaggi, discuss here how the EU can be both a force for good and ill when it comes to boosting construction’s …

NXP GreenBox Dev Platform accelerates transition to Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

NXP GreenBox Dev Platform accelerates transition to Hybrid and Electric Vehicles NXP Semiconductors has announced the availability of its GreenBox vehicle electrification development platform. GreenBox allows automakers and suppliers to begin early development of next-generation hybrid and electric vehicle applications on NXP’s S32 automotive processing multicore platform based on Arm Cortex technology. With increasing regulatory …

Trimble partners with Aquarius Spectrum to deliver Leak Detection and Monitoring

Trimble partners with Aquarius Spectrum to deliver Leak Detection and Monitoring Trimble has formed an exclusive relationship with Aquarius Spectrum Ltd. to distribute a branded version of the Aquarius Spectrum wireless leak detection and monitoring solutions for water utilities throughout the U.S. The collaboration will extend Trimble’s portfolio of smart water management sensors and software …

Six tools to save time, control costs and Go Green on the Jobsite

Six tools to save time, control costs and Go Green on the Jobsite The search for efficiency in terms of labor, materials and timelines has come with the territory in the construction industry from the moment someone first made a brick out of mud and then wondered if there was a better way. Now is …

Washington State introduces truck transponders to bypass weigh stations

Washington State introduces truck transponders to bypass weigh stations Commercial truck drivers now have another option for bypassing state weigh stations – by opting into a system that uses truck transponders to save time and money. A new agreement allows drivers in Washington to use the PrePass weigh station transponder, doing away with having to …

AGD traffic radar ideal for above-ground, non-intrusive, loop-replacing detection

AGD traffic radar ideal for above-ground, non-intrusive, loop-replacing detection As more local authorities aim to eradicate in-ground detection from their road networks, AGD Systems’ 318 Traffic Control Radar provides the intelligent solution they need. Councils are seeking to cut the costs of installation, repair and ongoing maintenance of detection at junctions, and the new breed …

Can we beat traffic congestion with technology?

Can we beat traffic congestion with technology? A new INRIX report was released last week that analysed and ranked the impact of traffic congestion worldwide in 2017. The report ranked the UK in the top ten of most congested countries and in the top three in Europe, beaten only by Russia and Turkey. 111 cities …

CEO of SINN Power discusses his inspiration to generate electricity from ocean waves

CEO of SINN Power discusses his inspiration to generate electricity from ocean waves Philipp Sinn, CEO and founder of start-up SINN Power looks at the inspiration behind his wave power company: “At SINN Power, we develop a high-tech solution that generates renewable electricity from the power of waves. Our technology is among the globally leading …

Volvo infographics highlight Top Tech Trends to boost construction productivity

Volvo infographics highlight Top Tech Trends to boost construction productivity Construction is one of the largest industries in the world, yet construction productivity record lags behind that of the world economy, growing at just 1% a year. In this bitesize collection of infographics, VolvoCE looks at the top tech trends driving the industry forward and …

MIT chip reduces neural network power consumption by 95% for better performance

MIT chip reduces neural network power consumption by 95% for better performance Most recent advances in artificial-intelligence systems such as speech- or face-recognition programs have come courtesy of neural networks, densely interconnected meshes of simple information processors that learn to perform tasks by analyzing huge sets of training data. But neural nets are large, and …

Birmingham technology company solves £23m ‘Bridge Strikes’ question

Birmingham technology company solves £23m ‘Bridge Strikes’ question A Birmingham technology company could save lives and taxpayers more than £23m a year by protecting crucial tunnels, bridges and overhead cables in the UK from bridge strikes. Coeval, which has its Headquarters in Harborne, England, believes its Intelligent Warning Systems significantly reduce the chance of overheight …

Volkswagen looks at safe spaces for robots

Volkswagen looks at safe spaces for robots An industrial robot is moving, we see a pattern of lights with green, yellow and red areas. Group employee Karl-Heinz Häfner moves confidently towards the robot, he is still in the green zone. As soon as he enters the first yellow area with his foot, the robot slows …

Technology is key to driving down contracting costs

Technology is key to driving down contracting costs Managing equipment data and machine control systems lies at the heart of providing safe, productive equipment at the lowest possible cost, says Hubbard Construction’s John Sharp With some 1,500 pieces of equipment – nearly 400 of them heavy equipment – Florida, US-based highway specialist contractor Hubbard Construction …

MIT develops energy-efficient encryption chip that keeps Autonomous Systems secure

MIT develops energy-efficient encryption chip that keeps Autonomous Systems secure The most sensitive web transactions are protected by public-key cryptography, a type of encryption that lets computers share information securely without first agreeing on a secret encryption key. Public-key encryption protocols are complicated, and in computer networks, they’re executed by software. But that won’t work …

New Holland pilots autonomous tractor at E and J Gallo Winery

New Holland pilots autonomous tractor at E and J Gallo Winery New Holland Agriculture has partnering with E. & J. Gallo Winery, the largest family-owned winery in the world, and loyal customer of New Holland specialty tractors, in a pilot project testing its NHDrive autonomous technology applied to T4.110F vineyard tractors. This collaborative pilot program …

Cities of the future may be built with volcanic ash

Cities of the future may be built with volcanic ash Study finds adding volcanic ash reduces the overall energy required to manufacture concrete. MIT engineers working with scientists in Kuwait have found that volcanic rocks, when pulverized into a fine ash, can be used as a sustainable additive in concrete structures. In a paper published …

Fixing the construction industry’s productivity problem

Fixing the construction industry’s productivity problem The construction industry has had a troubled history with productivity Even the smallest construction projects are multi-disciplined events that involve hundreds of individual actions. When scaled up to mega project size, managing the sequencing of man, machine and material so that the right things are done at the right …

Skyjack showcases new technology and unveils new products at The Rental Show

Skyjack showcases new technology and unveils new products at The Rental Show Skyjack is hosting a press conference at the largest equipment rental show in North America. The Rental Show takes place February 18-21 in New Orleans Louisiana, and will house products and services from over 700 manufacturers and suppliers of rental equipment. Skyjack will …

Trimble acquires e-Builder to expand its Construction Management Solutions

Trimble acquires e-Builder to expand its Construction Management Solutions Trimble has announced the acquisition of privately-held e-Builder, a leading SaaS-based construction program management solution for capital program owners and program management firms. e-Builder extends Trimble’s ability to accelerate industry transformation by providing an integrated project delivery solution for owners, program managers and contractors across the …

Airbus flying car completes successful test flight

Airbus flying car completes successful test flight Vahana, the all-electric, self-piloted, vertical takeoff and landing aircraft built by Airbus’ innovation outpost in Silicon Valley – A³ (“A-cubed”), successfully completed its first full-scale flight test, reaching a height of 5 meters before descending safely. The test was completed January 31, 2018 at the Pendleton UAS Range …

Create flexible and futureproof parking

Create flexible and futureproof parking Provision of parking and its subsequent management is a topic never far away from the top of the agenda for a Local Authority. Parking requirements vary greatly depending on how an area has been built, what amenities are nearby, what other transportation is available and how the local population chooses …

MIT Intelligence Quest looks to drive positive influences on virtually every aspect of society

MIT Intelligence Quest looks to drive positive influences on virtually every aspect of society MIT has announced the launch of the MIT Intelligence Quest, an initiative to discover the foundations of human intelligence and drive the development of technological tools that can positively influence virtually every aspect of society. The announcement was first made in …

Self driving delivery vehicles set to transform local commerce

Self driving delivery vehicles set to transform local commerce Leading autonomous car developers have formed their own company, called Nuro, and have debuted a self-driving vehicle designed to transform local commerce. Nuro’s fully autonomous vehicle reshapes the cost structure of goods transportation, creating a powerful platform for a variety of everyday goods and services. Nuro …

MIT engineers invent microfluidic manufacturing from LEGO bricks

MIT engineers invent microfluidic manufacturing from LEGO bricks MIT engineers have just introduced an element of fun into microfluidics. The field of microfluidics involves minute devices that precisely manipulate fluids at sub-millimetre scales. Such devices typically take the form of flat, two-dimensional chips, etched with tiny channels and ports that are arranged to perform various …

Air Monitors wins contract for national Particulate Matter monitoring network

Air Monitors wins contract for UK Particulate Matter monitoring network Air Monitors Limited is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a contract by the Environment Agency to supply real-time particulate matter (PM) monitors to support the Automatic Urban and Rural Network (AURN). According to the terms of the contract, Air Monitors will supply …

MATOS CONNECT, the digital assistant for trucks and machines rental companies

MATOS CONNECT, the digital assistant for trucks and machines rental companies MATOS is a young company founded in Nantes, France, who recently won the prestigious Intermat Start-up Innovation Award with their innovative MATOS CONNECT software. The company aims to become the first digital assistant for trucks and machinery rental companies with their innovative software tool to bring …

Maintaining machinery is clear and simple with the Trackunit smartphone app

Maintaining machinery is clear and simple with the Trackunit smartphone app Trackunit, a leader in the design, development and deployment of fleet management systems, has introduced an advanced version of its Trackunit On smartphone app, enabling equipment rental companies and fleet owners to stay right on top of machine and operator health. The new Trackunit …

Trimble introduces Trimble Connect for HoloLens construction AR solutions

Trimble introduces Trimble Connect for HoloLens construction AR solutions Trimble has announced at the World of Concrete Show their Trimble Connect™ for HoloLens, along with a new hard hat solution for the Microsoft HoloLens that improves the utility of mixed reality for practical field applications. “With the rise in acceptance for mixed-reality solutions in business …

Intermat Innovation Award for Sika in 3D Concrete Printing

Intermat Innovation Award for Sika in 3D Concrete Printing At the 2018 INTERMAT Innovation Awards, Sika has won the special “World of Concrete Europe” prize for its achievements in 3D printing for the construction industry. The prize was awarded at the INTERMAT international trade show for construction and infrastructure in Paris. The INTERMAT jury was …

UBIWAN SMART wins Intermat Innovation Award

UBIWAN SMART wins Intermat Innovation Award UBIWAN®SMART, the connected management solution for outdoor construction equipment has won the 2018 Intermat Innovation Award in the Components & Accessories – Earthmoving & Demolition category. DMIC was presented with the winners’ award at a grand gala dinner which took place January 18th in Paris at Parc des Expositions …

Will Toyota’s T-HR3 Humanoid Robot be coming to your construction site?

Will Toyota’s T-HR3 Humanoid Robot be coming to your construction site? Remote, safe, smooth operation of T-HR3 Humanoid Robot enabled through new, advanced Torque Servo Module and Master Manoeuvring System. Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) has revealed T-HR3, the company’s third generation humanoid robot. Toyota’s latest robotics platform, designed and developed by Toyota’s Partner Robot Division, …

SICK introduces all-weather 3D Sensor System for Traffic Management

SICK introduces all-weather 3D Sensor System for Traffic Management SICK, the global sensor and machine vision technology leader, has launched the TIC502 LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) traffic monitoring and warning system setting a new a benchmark for all-weather traffic control in all climate zones, day or night. The SICK TIC502 incorporates vehicle speed detection …

VolvoCE electric excavator prototype wins Intermat Innovation Award

VolvoCE electric excavator prototype wins Intermat Innovation Award Volvo Construction Equipment’s fully-electric compact excavator has won an Intermat Innovation Award for its revolutionary design. The EX2 prototype delivers zero emissions, 10 times higher efficiency, 10 times lower noise levels and reduced total cost of ownership. Volvo Construction Equipment’s (Volvo CE) 100% electric compact excavator prototype …

Help prepare Britain’s Roads for the Future and driverless cars

Help prepare Britain’s Roads for the Future and driverless cars Britain’s leading lights from across industry have the chance to help ensure the country has roads fit for the future and ready for driverless cars, through a new competition. Deputy chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission Sir John Armitt said the Roads for the Future …

INTERMAT Innovation Awards 2018 at the heart of technological challenges in construction

INTERMAT Innovation Awards 2018 at the heart of technological challenges in construction INTERMAT, the international trade show for construction and infrastructure, announced the winners of the INTERMAT Innovation Awards on Thursday 18 January in Paris (Maison de la Mutualité). In its role as a springboard for worldwide innovation in the building and public works sector, …

MIT invents new approach to rechargeable batteries

MIT invents new approach to rechargeable batteries A type of battery first invented nearly five decades ago could catapult to the forefront of energy storage technologies, thanks to a new finding by researchers at MIT. The battery, based on electrodes made of sodium and nickel chloride and using a new type of metal mesh membrane, …

VolvoCE is Building Tomorrow at Intermat Paris 2018

VolvoCE is Building Tomorrow at Intermat Paris 2018 Under the theme ‘Building Tomorrow’, Volvo Construction Equipment will showcase its evolving approach to customer success, focusing on services, dealer capability and new technologies. The demands of megaprojects such as ‘Grand Paris’ mean that customers today are no longer looking to buy just machines, but entire solutions …

Programmable droplets give insight into future materials technology

Programmable droplets give insight into future materials technology MIT researchers have developed hardware that uses electric fields to move programmable droplets of chemical or biological solutions around a surface, mixing them in ways that could be used to test thousands of reactions in parallel, which gives an exciting insight into the future of materials technology. …

Virginia DoT selects StreetLight Data for On-Demand Traffic Intelligence

Virginia DoT selects StreetLight Data for On-Demand Traffic Intelligence StreetLight Data, Inc., the mobility analytics company that brings real-world travel patterns to light, today announced the company has been selected by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to provide on-demand traffic intelligence and transportation intelligence. Local, regional, and state planning agencies across Virginia utilize VDOT’s …

How to make roads safer now and for the future

How to make roads safer now and for the future Operators across the road network from local authorities to national transport bodies, identify improving road safety as a top priority. With the number of people killed on Britain’s roads increasing from 1,730 in 2015 to 1,792 in 2016, the priority to make roads safer is …

Caterpillar haulers retrofitted for Autonomous Operation at Marandoo Mine in Australia

Caterpillar haulers retrofitted for Autonomous Operation at Marandoo Mine in Australia Caterpillar and Rio Tinto have signed an agreement for retrofitting 19 Cat® 793F mining trucks for autonomous operation at the iron ore Marandoo Mine in Western Australia. Caterpillar will also install Cat Command for hauling software for operation of the autonomous fleet. The result …

IMSCAD partners with AMD to deliver graphics virtualization solutions

IMSCAD partners with AMD to deliver graphics virtualization solutions IMSCAD Global, a specialist IT services company, have announced today that they will be teaming up with AMD, a global leader in CPU and GPU technology, to deliver advanced solutions that simplify the transition to graphics virtualization for Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Design and Manufacturing firms. …

Toyota launches Mobility Ecosystem and Concept Vehicle at 2018 CES

Toyota launches Mobility Ecosystem and Concept Vehicle at 2018 CES Toyota Motor Corporation President Akio Toyoda launched a new mobility service business alliance and e-Palette Concept Vehicle designed to meet the demands of future multi-mode transportation and business applications. “The automobile industry is clearly amidst its most dramatic period of change as technologies like electrification, …

Volvo to bring autonomous electric buses to Singapore

Volvo to bring autonomous electric buses to Singapore Volvo Buses and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have signed a cooperation agreement on a research and development program for autonomous electric 12-metre buses. The program is part of the Land Transport Authority of Singapore’s drive to create new solutions for tomorrow’s sustainable public transport. For …

New exotic phenomena seen in photonic crystals

New exotic phenomena seen in photonic crystals Topological effects, such as those found in crystals whose surfaces conduct electricity while their bulk does not, have been an exciting topic of physics research in recent years and were the subject of the 2016 Nobel Prize in physics. Now, a team of researchers at MIT and elsewhere …

Streetlytics powers hourly traffic map of the USA

Streetlytics powers hourly traffic map of the USA Citilabs’ Streetlytics Provides Comprehensive Movement Data on Every Road in the USA Leading mobility analytics solution provider Citilabs has released the first comprehensive map of traffic flow in the USA. Streetlytics leverages information from billions of data points to measure and paint the richest, most complete picture of …

Technology Key to Ammann Products Showcased at World of Asphalt

Technology Key to Ammann Products Showcased at World of Asphalt Ammann’s technologically advanced asphalt-related products will be featured at the 2018 World of Asphalt Show & Conference to be held March 6-8 in Houston. Ammann has had a strong presence in Europe and other parts of the world for nearly 150 years. It recently began …

Capturing the Past into the Cloud

Capturing the Past into the Cloud Historic Livermore Olivina winery building lives on in a 3D point cloud Livermore, California has a famous light…or more precisely, a lightbulb. For more than a century now the 4-watt light bulb, called the Centennial Light, has been burning since it was first clicked on in 1901. Housed in …

MIT develops ultrafine fibres with exceptional strength

MIT develops ultrafine fibres with exceptional strength Researchers at MIT have developed a process that can produce ultrafine fibers — whose diameter is measured in nanometers, or billionths of a meter — that are exceptionally strong and tough. These fibres, which should be inexpensive and easy to produce, could be choice materials for many applications, …

MIT Professor releases a manifesto for designing cities

MIT Professor releases a manifesto for designing cities “The city is a people’s art, a shared experience,” a Philadelphia architect and planner named Edmund Bacon once wrote, adding that any urban designer’s job was to “conceive an idea, implant it, and nurture its growth in the collective minds of the community.” It sounds like a …

Infrastructure and analytics are key to Autonomous Vehicles

Infrastructure and analytics are key to Autonomous Vehicles Laura Schewel, CEO and co-founder of transport analytics company StreetLight Data answers some practical questions on the future of autonomous vehicles. Practicality There is a lot of talk of autonomous vehicles, but at the moment the sensors they rely on require ideal conditions to operate, would this …

New technique developed by MIT allows rapid screening for new types of solar cells

New technique developed by MIT allows rapid screening for new types of solar cells The worldwide quest by researchers to find better, more efficient materials for tomorrow’s solar panels is usually slow and painstaking. Researchers typically must produce lab samples — which are often composed of multiple layers of different materials bonded together — for …

Terraosave Technology recycles thermal energy from industrial emissions

Terraosave Technology recycles thermal energy from industrial emissions Starklab, an innovative SMU in the field of energy and the Poujoulat Heating and Power division for industrial chimneys, have concluded an ambitious partnership for the development of a new technology for recycling the thermal energy from industrial smokes in Europe. The partnership, signed in between M. …

Technology adopters reap immediate benefits

Technology adopters reap immediate benefits Palmer, Alaska has just under 6,000 residents, but as a commercial and cultural center for the region it draws visitors from well beyond its city boundaries. Come the end of summer, the annual week-and-a-half long Alaska State Fair, located in Palmer, can draw more than 300,000 visitors. The fairgrounds are …

MIT develops depth sensors sensitive enough for self-driving cars

MIT develops depth sensors sensitive enough for self-driving cars For the past 10 years, the Camera Culture group at MIT’s Media Lab has been developing innovative imaging systems — from a camera that can see around corners to one that can read text in closed books — by using “time of flight,” an approach that …

Telent Technology Services awarded UK road monitoring contract

Telent Technology Services awarded UK road monitoring contract Highways England today paved the way for the future technology which will keep road users as safe and informed as possible on the country’s motorways. The Government company has let the contract for the next generation road communications network which will help reduce congestion, make journeys more …

Komatsu partners with NVIDIA to deploy AI for safer, efficient construction sites

Komatsu partners with NVIDIA to deploy AI for safer, efficient construction sites Komatsu, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of construction and mining equipment, has selected NVIDIA as its partner to bring AI to jobsites, making them safer and more efficient, NVIDIA announced today. The partnership – described at GTC Japan by NVIDIA founder and …

Volvo experiments with automated Quarrying

Volvo experiments with automated Quarrying Volvo Construction is a company with a keen eye on the future and is investing heavily in delivering that future with their Volvo Concept Labs. The research division is where, amongst the many innovations they are working on, they have been developing autonomous, electric equipment for the quarry and mining …

Can hospital parking be a collaborative solution?

Can hospital parking be a collaborative solution? The need to charge people for parking in the UK, whilst they or their relatives are ill remains a very emotive issue, both with the public and at a political level. Which has meant the management of hospital parking facilities has threatened to become a whole new type …

MasterChef inspires engineer to cook up a recipe for self-healing roads

MasterChef inspires engineer to cook up a recipe for self-healing roads Dr Alvaro Garcia, a lecturer with the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham, has hit on a recipe for success by drawing inspiration from the Spanish version of the popular MasterChef series and come up with an innovative method, which uses sunflower …

HxGN SMART Build selected as Singapore’s Virtual Design and Construction Platform

HxGN SMART Build selected as Singapore’s Virtual Design and Construction Platform HxGN SMART Build has been awarded a grant under Singapore’s Construction Productivity RD&D Grant Call for Building Information Modelling (BIM) and will serve as a collaboration platform to support Virtual Design & Construction practices for selected construction and infrastructure projects across the country. The …

JLG Telehandlers and smartload technology capture RER Innovative Product Awards

JLG Telehandlers and smartload technology capture RER Innovative Product Awards JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, earned top honors in two categories of Rental Equipment Register’s (RER) annual Innovative Product Award competition. The JLG® 1644 and 1732 high capacity telehandlers placed first in …

Maximise driver confidence through intelligent road markings

Maximise driver confidence through intelligent road markings Highways England are adding more than 240 miles of extra capacity to the strategic road network by expanding the use of smart motorways and intelligent road markings. Smart motorways use active traffic management (ATM) techniques to increase capacity by use of variable speed limits and hard shoulder running …

Siemens hosts Women in ITS (UK) in England

Siemens hosts Women in ITS (UK) in England Leading traffic technology supplier Siemens hosted the latest Women in ITS interest group meeting at its offices and manufacturing centre in Poole, Dorset this week. Focusing on diversity in industry, the event was free-of charge and open to all ITS (UK) members, ITS practioners and stakeholders and …

GSSI showcases their latest GPR Technology at World of Concrete 2018

GSSI showcases their latest GPR Technology at World of Concrete 2018 GSSI, the world’s leading manufacturer of ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment, will be highlighting its latest GPR technology at the 2018 World of Concrete conference, to be held January 23-26, 2018, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, Booth #C3719. On …

New MIT design could dramatically cut energy waste in electric vehicles and the power grid

New MIT design could dramatically cut energy waste in electric vehicles and the power grid Power electronics, which do things like modify voltages or convert between direct and alternating current, are everywhere. They’re in the power bricks we use to charge our portable devices; they’re in the battery packs of electric cars; and they’re in …

Haver and Boecker Screening Technology increases efficiency for more uptime

Haver & Boecker Screening Technology increases efficiency for more uptime Haver & Boecker, a leading equipment manufacturer and solutions provider for the aggregates and mining industries, offers efficiency-enhancing screening technology to optimize screening operations. Designed for minimal structural vibration, the Tyler F-Class vibrating screen is ideal for tough applications, such as scalping and classifying ores, …

EFKON delivers intelligent enforcement system for Austria’s toll roads

EFKON delivers intelligent enforcement system for Austria’s toll roads EFKON GmbH of Raaba by Graz, Austria, a subsidiary of STRABAG SE, is a leading provider of intelligent road toll collection and enforcement systems. The enforcement systems developed by EFKON use video technology to electronically identify vehicles that do not comply with the Austrian road tax …

Digital dashboard to keep Australian’s in Victoria up-to-date on road conditions

Digital dashboard to keep Australian’s in Victoria up-to-date on road conditions From today, Victorians will be able to log on to a digital dashboard on the VicRoads website to track progress on road upgrades, pot-hole repairs and other maintenance efforts, giving Victorians unprecedented access to information about the condition of country roads, road works and …

Citilabs leverages location data for Total Population Movement Analytics across the USA

Citilabs leverages location data for Total Population Movement Analytics across the USA Citilabs’ Streetlytics provides complete hour-by-hour origin-destination and road volume analytics for the entire United States. Leading mobility analytics solution provider Citilabs, harnessing smart phone and connected car location data, today launched the first-of-its-kind nationwide population movement analytics solution. The Citilabs’ Streetlytics platform leverages …

Citilabs unveils Streetlytics to create platform of total population movement

Citilabs unveils Streetlytics to create platform of total population movement Location Data can tell you where the sampled people are coming from and going to, when they are traveling and where they live and work. But Location Data by itself cannot answer the questions of ‘how many’ and ‘how did they get there’. That’s because …

Oxfordshire deploys Siemens traffic weight enforcement system

Oxfordshire deploys Siemens traffic weight enforcement system A new traffic enforcement system has been introduced by Trading Standards in Oxfordshire to help protect one of the oldest river crossings on the River Thames at Newbridge. Supplied and supported by leading traffic technology supplier Siemens, it’s the first time that Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras …

Strabag launches eCall automatic in-vehicle emergency call system in Luxembourg

Strabag launches eCall automatic in-vehicle emergency call system in Luxembourg STRABAG Infrastructure & Safety Solutions GmbH (SISS), a 100% subsidiary of STRABAG AG, has delivered its NGS3600 communication management system to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to provide eCall functionality to the country’s emergency and fire response services. eCall: emergency call triggered automatically in case …

MIT method turns carbon dioxide emissions into fuel

MIT method turns carbon dioxide emissions into fuel MIT researchers have developed a new system that could potentially be used for converting power plant emissions of carbon dioxide into useful fuels for cars, trucks, and planes, as well as into chemical feed stocks for a wide variety of products. The new membrane-based system was developed …

Successful implementation of innovative technology into an existing Mining Operation

Successful implementation of innovative technology into an existing Mining Operation The implementation of new technology into an existing mining operation can deliver a positive change in operation and commercial benefits. Integrating new technologies is connected to a number of challenges that might also result in the rejection of the innovative technology. Detailed planning, robust project …

Will the dash cam make safer drivers and safer roads?

Will the dash cam make safer drivers and safer roads? A dash cam is a small camera mounted on the dashboard or windscreen of your car and facing the road, although for even better coverage you can also have dash cams with both front and rear facing cameras. They turn on when you start the …

ODI welcomes new Geospatial Commission and measures to open up land data in UK

ODI welcomes new Geospatial Commission and measures to open up land data in UK The Open Data Institute has called for open land data for a long time, both in the UK and abroad. By opening up mapping data – previously only accessible to large companies who could afford it – the UK government will enable …

Remote control decreases downtime on Florida’s Interstate 4 project

Remote control decreases downtime on Florida’s Interstate 4 project The ActiveCare alert came in on a sunny Wednesday morning in Florida: ‘Engine coolant critically low’. A technician sprang into action, temporarily halting a Volvo excavator from its work on the I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project, where the machine had been playing its part in one of …

MIT study shows how to get sprayed metal coatings to stick

MIT study shows how to get sprayed metal coatings to stick When bonding two pieces of metal, either the metals must melt a bit where they meet or some molten metal must be introduced between the pieces. A solid bond then forms when the metal solidifies again. But researchers at MIT have found that in …

Roads sector expresses amusement at Chancellor’s future car vision for Britain

Roads sector expresses amusement at Chancellor’s future car vision for Britain The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has greeted the Chancellor’s, Philip Hammond, announcement that driverless cars will be on Britain’s roads by 2021 with some amusement. Hammond has made the announcement as part of a £900m investment in future technologies but “it begs the …

Taking control of the Future brings success

Taking control of the Future brings success Training and access to resources are key The construction industry is dynamic — ever changing and evolving through technology. The way contractors work today is clearly much different than 50 years ago — or 20 years — or even five years ago. The big difference is due to …

The Tesla Semi will deliver a high-tech and ultra-safe truck alternative.

The Tesla Semi will deliver a high-tech and ultra-safe truck alternative. Unrivalled Performance Without a trailer, the Tesla Semi achieves 0-60 mph in five seconds, compared to 15 seconds in a comparable diesel truck. It does 0-60 mph in 20 seconds with a full 80,000-pound load, a task that takes a diesel truck about a minute. Most notably for …

Volvo’s Building Tomorrow vision for a better future

Volvo’s Building Tomorrow vision for a better future The Spanish seaside town of Alicante recently played host to the start of the Volvo Ocean Race, a 9-month yacht race around the world that is held every three years. Formerly known as the Whitbread race, Volvo took over sponsorship in 2005, and this year is using …

Grayhill touch encoder enhances machine control user experience

Grayhill touch encoder enhances machine control user experience The Grayhill touch encoder is an exciting concept, which helps construction equipment and vehicle product development engineers simplify designs for equipment controls by combining touchscreens, pushbuttons, trackballs and rotary switches in a convenient, stylish and robust package, with a vivid high resolution screen that shrinks the user …

NASA 3D Printed Habitat Challenge won by Foster + Partners technology 

NASA 3D Printed Habitat Challenge won by Foster + Partners technology In a competition to advance the fundamental construction technologies necessary to create off-world habitats, NASA awarded first prize to team Foster + Partners. Out of 77 registered teams, five teams qualified to compete in the final level of the competition held last August at …

GSSI showcases their latest GPR technology at World of Concrete 2018

GSSI showcases their latest GPR technology at World of Concrete 2018 GSSI, the world’s leading manufacturer of ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment, will be highlighting its latest GPR technology at the 2018 World of Concrete conference, to be held January 23-26, 2018, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, Booth #C3719. On …

Volvo Trucks unveils new innovative transport solution to drive safety and productivity

Volvo Trucks unveils new innovative transport solution to drive safety and productivity The self-driving truck, driving autonomously from one hub to another, is part of a development project exploring how automation can contribute to increased productivity, enhanced safety and lower environmental impact. Volvo Trucks has for the first time been demonstrated to a broader audience …

MIT comes up with a new way to store thermal energy

MIT comes up with a new way to store thermal energy MIT researchers create material for a chemical heat “battery” that could release its energy on demand. In large parts of the developing world, people have abundant heat from the sun during the day, but most cooking takes place later in the evening when the …

Victoria announces first driverless bus now running in Australia

Victoria announces first driverless bus now running in Australia Victoria’s first driverless Autonobus, will transport students around La Trobe University in Bundoora. The Autonobus has brought together world-leading experts in automated vehicle technology in a trial which will help shape Victoria’s transport future. The trial will run until July 2018, examining all aspects of safety, …

ALE Heavylift revolutionises route surveying with new technology

ALE Heavylift revolutionises route surveying with new technology ALE has launched its new route surveying technology tool, which is set to revolutionise the way route surveys are carried out in the heavylifting industry. ALE designed the Route Survey Tool as a computerised system that automatically logs accurate route descriptions on digital maps. Critical sections of …

Integrated 3D Dozer Control system defines cutting edge

Integrated 3D Dozer Control system defines cutting edge Automated grade control using GNSS signals has transformed how earthmoving contractors get work done. Through the engineering efforts of its innovators and developers, machine control technology has been improved and refined over the years. A development in the ongoing evolution of machine control technology, is Topcon Positioning …

Drones set to take off in construction

Drones set to take off in construction Floating effortlessly and able to be positioned with great accuracy, drones – also referred to as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) – are becoming an increasingly popular tool in the construction industry. Named after stingless male bees, drones were originally a military technology, dating back to the siege of …

The best active road stud in the world just got even better

The best active road stud in the world just got even better With the traditional cat’s eye road stud set for a rebrand after councils reported complaints over ‘cats eyes removed’ warning signs, it’s important we understand the difference between passive and active road studs. Passive road studs are those more commonly known as cat’s …

MIT finds a new way to mix oil and water for better emulsions

MIT finds a new way to mix oil and water for better emulsions The reluctance of oil and water to mix together and stay that way is so well-known that it has become a cliché for describing any two things that do not go together well. Now, a new finding from researchers at MIT might …

Recipe extraction by artificial intelligence aids materials fabrication

Recipe extraction by artificial intelligence aids materials fabrication In recent years, research efforts such as the Materials Genome Initiative and the Materials Project have produced a wealth of computational tools for designing new materials useful for a range of applications, from energy and electronics to aeronautics and civil engineering. Developing processes for producing those materials …

Amsterdam aims for smart city status with help from Schmidt sweeping technology

Amsterdam aims for smart city status with help from Schmidt sweeping technology Amsterdam is considered to be a smart city and with “Climate Street”, for example, it initiated a flagship project for the Netherlands as a whole. By 2040, Amsterdam wants to be one of the top cities in the world when it comes to …

ELE introduce new technology for concrete and cement testing

ELE introduce new technology for concrete and cement testing ELE International has launched a new automatic control unit for concrete and cement testing. The ADR Touch Control Pro system brings the latest technology into the materials testing laboratory, whilst also combining a wide range of new features that have been developed specifically in response to …

Technology and psychology boosts parking compliance

Technology and psychology boosts parking compliance It doesn’t really matter if you manage a car park for a local authority, an NHS Health Trust, an education facility, a retail park or a corporate company, at some point the issue of how to enforce your parking regulations with parking technology will be on the agenda. And …

Scalability of Metso’s award-winning HRC technology confirmed in pilot testing in Chile

Scalability of Metso’s award-winning HRC technology confirmed in pilot testing in Chile The scalability of Metso’s HRCTM high-pressure grinding technology has successfully been proven in pilot tests. The tests were conducted at a customer pilot plant in Chile during 2016 and 2017. Following the success of the pilot, similar projects will be operational in the …

London’s Sculptural Rolling Bridge is a design icon

London’s Sculptural Rolling Bridge is a design icon In 2004, a pedestrian bridge with a difference was opened in London spanning an inlet off the main canal at Merchant Square, Paddington Basin. The Rolling Bridge was conceived by the Heatherwick Studio, who were influenced by the fluid, coiling tails of the animatronic dinosaurs in the …

Ex-Google engineer starts Built Robotics to disrupt construction

Ex-Google engineer starts Built Robotics to disrupt construction News about self-driving vehicles and automated flying taxi’s keep hitting the headlines and is now set to revolutionise the construction industry. Building on his experience working on self-driving cars at Google, Noah Ready-Campbell, the CEO and founder of Built Robotics has struck out on his own to …

Los Angeles DoT selects INRIX for Urban Mobility Intelligence

Los Angeles DoT selects INRIX for Urban Mobility Intelligence Los Angeles drivers spent an average of 104 hours last year in traffic jams during peak congestion hours – more than any other city in the world – as identified by the 2016 INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard. To improve Urban Mobility Intelligence, the Los Angeles Department …

Traffic jams and congestion cost the UK £30 billion a year

Traffic jams and congestion cost the UK £30 billion a year The UK is the third most congested country in Europe and we spend an average of 32 hours each year stuck in peak hour traffic. According to the latest report from Inrix the combined cost of congestion on the UK’s roads added up to …

Artificial intelligence meets the construction industry

Artificial intelligence meets the construction industry The potential for artificial intelligence – or AI – is high on the social agenda. Seemingly, everyone from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to Tesla CEO Elon Musk has an opinion on the impact of AI on our everyday lives. But how will the technology of today impact the construction …

Eth Zurich invents technique for making an ultra-thin concrete roof

Eth Zurich invents technique for making an ultra-thin concrete roof Researchers from ETH Zurich have built a prototype of an ultra-thin, curved concrete roof using innovative digital design and fabrication methods. The tested novel formwork system will be used in an actual construction project for the first time next year. A prototype for an ultra-thin, …

Cars, Trucks and Construction Equipment will soon tell you what they need

Cars, Trucks and Construction Equipment will soon tell you what they need MIT team develops software that can tell if tires need air, spark plugs are bad, or air filter needs replacing. Imagine glancing at your smartphone, and telling if your vehicle’s left front tire needs air, its air filter should be replaced next week, …

MIT students fortify concrete by adding irradiated recycled plastic

MIT students fortify concrete by adding irradiated recycled plastic Discarded plastic bottles could one day be used to build stronger, more flexible concrete structures, from sidewalks and street barriers, to buildings and bridges, according to a new study. MIT undergraduate students have found that, by exposing plastic flakes to small, harmless doses of gamma radiation, …

New traffic signal refurbishment contract awarded to Siemens ITS

New traffic signal refurbishment contract awarded to Siemens ITS A new contract to design and refurbish traffic signal equipment and systems at nine signalised junctions in Coventry has been awarded to Siemens by the city council. Following the recent completion of the design stages by Siemens, work is now underway to supply and replace equipment …

Intelligent compaction key to new Ammann rollers

Intelligent compaction key to new Ammann rollers Ammann has released four new soil compactors in its ASC product line. The compactors are built to combine high output with intelligent compaction systems to help contractors eliminate passes – and ultimately reduce costs. The new models are the ASC 110 T4f, ASC 130 T4f, ASC 150 T4f …

State-of-the-art flood defence scheme in UK uses moveable weir technology 

State-of-the-art flood defence scheme in UK uses moveable weir technology The £50 million flood alleviation scheme in Leeds which uses moveable weir technology – a first for flood risk reduction in the UK, has now opened. The first phase of the award-winning Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme, delivered by BMMjv (BAM Nuttall and Mott MacDonald), not only …

Balfour Beatty research supports the need for increased skills and technology

Balfour Beatty research supports the need for increased skills and technology Balfour Beatty revealed the results of recent research into the views of its UK supply chain partners in the company’s latest paper – “Chain Reactions: A View from Balfour Beatty’s Key Suppliers”. Speaking at the Company’s first annual supply chain partner event in London …

How to save lives through a targeted approach to road safety

How to save lives through a targeted approach to road safety Last month’s reported road casualties in Great Britain: 2016 annual report revealed a 4% increase in the number of reported road safety deaths. While this is not a large increase, it represents yet another year of no improvement in safety on our roads. The …

The Josef Umdasch Research Prize 2018 is looking for start-ups with new tech ideas

The Josef Umdasch Research Prize 2018 is looking for start-ups with new tech ideas Until 30 November 2017 start-ups will have the opportunity to submit their high-tech ideas for the Josef Umdasch Research Prize 2018. The Group is searching for innovative solutions to concrete tasks within their subsidiary companies of Umdasch: Doka Group; Doka Ventures; …

Cold Recycling with Foamed Bitumen: A pioneering formula

Cold Recycling with Foamed Bitumen: A pioneering formula Resource-saving technologies are more in demand than ever before. The Wirtgen cold recycling process has been proving its credentials for many years – and already meets the demands of tomorrow and utilising foamed bitumen takes that even further. Roads that are subjected to continuous and heavy traffic …

Research by MIT taps into efficient high-pressure desalination

Research by MIT taps into efficient high-pressure desalination The high-pressure desalination industry, a critical source of potable water in many arid regions, generated more than $13 billion last year and is expected to double within a decade. Most desalination plants today use a process called reverse osmosis (RO), which forces water through huge rolls of …

Siemens inspires local school girls into Science and Engineering

Siemens inspires local school girls into Science and Engineering An educational project to encourage young girls into science and engineering is being showcased by traffic technology supplier Siemens today at Talbot Heath School for Girls in Bournemouth. The SeeWomen Project showcase is a live stage show to inspire and motivate young girls to pursue careers …

Amey tests wearable safety tech for highways workers

Amey tests wearable safety tech for highways workers Wearable technology which could reduce risks to drivers and lone workers has been trialled by highways engineers working for leading service provider Amey. Biometric and location devices which detect when the body is under stress and help workers raise instant alarms at the touch of a button …

RetroTek-MU is the first dynamic mobile retro-reflectometer to be certified to ASTM E 1710

RetroTek-MU is the first dynamic mobile retro-reflectometer to be certified to ASTM E 1710 The RetroTek-MU is the first dynamic mobile retro-reflectometer to be certified to ASTM E 1710 capable of measuring road markings / striping across the full width of a traffic lane simultaneously in one pass at traffic speeds up to 75 mph …

Car park management and visual guidance for drivers improves hospitals

Car park management and visual guidance for drivers improves hospitals Anyone who has ever had to attend a hospital out-patient appointment knows the feeling of frustration at having to wait an extra hour or so for a late running clinic, only to then be required to pay more money for on-site parking through no fault …

Phoenix LiDAR and JOUAV launch TerraHawk CW-30 for VTOL/UAV aerial mapping

Phoenix LiDAR and JOUAV launch TerraHawk CW-30 for VTOL/UAV aerial mapping At the InterGeo tradeshow in Berlin, JOUAV and Phoenix LiDAR Systems unveiled the TerraHawk CW-30, a custom LiDAR equipped version of JOUAV’s popular CW-30 hybrid VTOL/fixed-wing aircraft for aerial mapping. Hybrid VTOL / fixed-wing technology offers an innovative and logistically simple solution to the …

BAM Nuttall and Strathclyde Uni study how bacteria can solidify soil to replace concrete

BAM Nuttall and Strathclyde Uni study how bacteria can solidify soil to replace concrete Professor Rebecca Lunn MBE of the University of Strathclyde has extended her well-established partnership with BAM Nuttall by taking up the five-year post of BAM Nuttall / RAEng Research Chair in Biomineral Technologies for Ground Engineering. Professor Lunn will examine and …

AGD Systems brings next-generation ITS solutions to Traffex Road Expo Scotland

AGD Systems brings next-generation ITS solutions to Traffex Road Expo Scotland AGD Systems, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of ITS product solutions, will be exhibiting at this year’s Traffex Road Expo Scotland – 1-2 November 2017, at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh. AGD’s new 350 Traffic Control Radar will headline its Traffic & Pedestrian Control …

Minnesota DoT taps StreetLight Data for Traffic Intelligence

Minnesota DoT taps StreetLight Data for Traffic Intelligence StreetLight Data, Inc., the mobility analytics company that brings real-world travel patterns to light, today announced the company has been selected by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) for a pilot subscription. MnDOT will utilize a Regional Subscription to the StreetLight InSight® platform to transform Big Data …

Smart and responsive Pedestrian Crossing unveiled in London 

Smart and responsive Pedestrian Crossing unveiled in London The world’s first responsive road crossing is being showcased in London as a prototype solution, aimed at tackling the 7,000+ incidents recorded each year at UK crossings between vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians. Urban design technologists Umbrellium created the crossing for insurer Direct Line, in response to research …

Bomag showcased their product portfolio and new technologies at Innovation Days

Bomag showcased their product portfolio and new technologies at Innovation Days Bomag has hosted its biennial customer show and conference, “Innovation Days”, at its headquarters in Boppard. Some 1,200 guests from about 60 countries participated in practical and informative two-day group events. The week-long Innovation Days also saw the first introduction of the newly erected …

Driving efficiency into road planning

Driving efficiency into road planning In the highways industry, there is, quite rightly, a well-worn path of using Consultants to advise on best practice. There is nothing wrong with this approach as long as you are sure the Consultants are knowledgeable on the latest thinking and open minded to trying new ideas, but all too …

Prolectric launches reliable year round Mobile Solar Lighting

Prolectric launches reliable year round Mobile Solar Lighting Solar lighting specialist manufacturer Prolectric has launched its ProLight and ProTemp temporary solar lighting for construction, highways and infrastructure projects. With no noise, no fuel and no emissions, they represent a step-change opportunity for contractors in the battle to reduce carbon and improve air quality. The smart, …

Rapids bespoke mixing technology facilitates Collier Group’s entrance into concrete industry

Rapids bespoke mixing technology facilitates Collier Group’s entrance into concrete industry Rapid International Ltd based in County Armagh, Northern Ireland has supplied Collier Group of Fife, Scotland with its first bespoke concrete batching plant, which signified the Group’s entrance into the readymix and precast concrete industry. The batching plant was installed at the company’s Goathill …

GM outlines possibilities for flexible, autonomous Fuel Cell Electric Platform

GM outlines possibilities for flexible, autonomous Fuel Cell Electric Platform General Motors aims to solve some of the toughest transportation challenges created by natural disasters, complex logistics environments and global conflicts. The company will display its Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure (SURUS), a flexible fuel cell electric platform with autonomous capabilities, at the fall meeting …

MIT puts cement under microscope to make stronger and more sustainable concrete

MIT puts cement under microscope to make stronger and more sustainable concrete Cement materials, including cement paste, mortar, and concrete, are the most widely manufactured materials in the world. Their carbon footprint is similarly hefty: The processes involved in making cement contribute almost 6 percent of global carbon emissions. The demand for these materials is unlikely …

CityAirbus demonstrator passes major propulsion testing milestone

CityAirbus demonstrator passes major propulsion testing milestone Airbus Helicopters has recently completed the first full-scale testing for the propulsion system of the CityAirbus demonstrator – a multi-passenger, self-piloted electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicle designed for urban air mobility. During this successful testing phase, the CityAirbus team thoroughly checked the individual performance of the …

Atkins and Moovit partner to help shape future transit systems and smart cities

Atkins and Moovit partner to help shape future transit systems and smart cities Design, engineering and project management consultancy, Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, and Moovit, the world’s largest transit data and analytics company, have signed a global agreement that will help cities improve their transit systems and become more efficient smart cities. …

US Corps of Engineers prove effectiveness of Tensar TriAx geogrid

US Corps of Engineers prove effectiveness of Tensar TriAx geogrid The latest research by the US Corps of Engineers has demonstrated aggregate layers stabilised with Tensar TriAx geogrid deliver significant performance benefits to flexible road pavements, reducing surface rutting by up to 44%. Researchers confirmed that “incorporation of a multi-axial geogrid in a flexible pavement …

Caterpillar and Kennametal announce cutting tool technology partnership

Caterpillar and Kennametal announce cutting tool technology partnership Caterpillar Inc. is pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached with Kennametal Inc. to provide Caterpillar customers globally with special order rotors and diamond and carbide earth cutting tools for mixing and road milling applications. “This partnership provides our customers, via our Cat® dealer network, …

WSP to support UK roll-out of connected and autonomous vehicles

WSP to support UK roll-out of connected and autonomous vehicles WSP has been commissioned by Highways England to drive forward its connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) programme over the next four years in a contract worth £1.5 million. The programme is part of the DfT’s connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) strategy and Highways England’s Innovation …

Volvo CE releases Compact Assist for accurate soil compaction

Volvo CE releases Compact Assist for accurate soil compaction Adding to the suite of Assist programs available through the Volvo Co-Pilot interface, Compact Assist for Soil is now available in North America. Compact Assist for Soil offers real-time guidance to the operator by displaying number of passes and Compaction Meter Value (CMV), showing operators the …

Three ways that universities can improve their parking acumen with intelligence

Three ways that universities can improve their parking acumen with intelligence Across the Higher Education sector, universities are having to become increasingly streamlined, find new ways to exploit their estates to maximise income, and secure alternative funding streams outside of the traditional routes. Driving efficiency, reducing costs, maintaining and improving the estate, and increasing the …

Monitor concrete temperature and maturity wirelessly with COMMAND Center for iOS App

Monitor concrete temperature and maturity wirelessly with COMMAND Center for iOS App Pavement engineering firm The Transtec Group released a wireless option for the COMMAND Center concrete temperature and maturity system. Builders, subcontractors, suppliers, testing firms, owners and owner agencies, engineers, and architects can now measure and log concrete temperature history, calculate maturity, and evaluate …

Pre-construction planning software helps build Winery Visitor Centre

Pre-construction planning software helps build Winery Visitor Centre In the world of fine wine there was a time long ago when those with sophisticated palettes would harrumph and turn up their nose at the thought of sipping an American-produced wine. It was harshly referred to as drinking swill. It was thought that the climate, growing …

HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed witnesses first Autonomous Air Taxi test flight in Dubai

HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed witnesses first Autonomous Air Taxi test flight in Dubai HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, attended the maiden concept flight of the Autonomous Air Taxi (AAT), a vehicle that will be used for the world’s first self-flying taxi service set to be introduced …

High-speed Grinding Technology deployed in France for the first time

High-speed Grinding Technology deployed in France for the first time The operating company Tisséo is commissioning Vossloh to carry out preventive maintenance on Toulouse’s tram network. The three-year framework agreement signed also contains two extension options each for one year. The first grinding deployments took place in the summer of 2017. Toulouse’s Tisséo is the …

W Resources in Spain expands production by 75% with Metso technology

W Resources in Spain expands production by 75% with Metso technology W Resources has selected Metso to build a high-capacity crushing plant for their La Parrilla Project in the south of Spain. With the plant, W Resources aims to increase their capacity while reducing the quantity of tungsten fines produced. “The new Metso crushing circuit …

Fundamentals of IoT for Construction – Greater interconnectivity defines success

Fundamentals of IoT for Construction – Greater interconnectivity defines success Probably the best definition of the Internet of Things (IoT) appears in a Forbes magazine article written by the futurist Jacob Morgan. According to Morgan, the IoT refers to the concept of “basically connecting any device with an on and off switch to the Internet (and/or …

Siemens upgrades their hosted traffic management platform

Siemens upgrades their hosted traffic management platform Siemens, a global leader in traffic management technology, has announced major upgrades to the latest hosted application modules for Stratos, the company’s cloudbased strategic traffic management solution. According to David Pregon, Senior Product Manager (Systems), with the latest updates to Strategy Manager, Traffic Signals and Journey Time modules, …