Artificially Speaking

| I’m really trying my best to not be so obsessed with the advancements scientists and researchers are making into developing artificial intelligence (AI). But when I see headlines like this on websites like IFLScience, “This AI Tool Is So Terrifying, Its Creators Don’t Want To Release It,” it’s difficult not to be concerned. I’ve blogged ... READ MORE

“The Lesser of Two Evils”

| When faced with a difficult choice, there’s ancient wisdom that advises us to “choose the lesser of two evils.” What if you’re having trouble deciding which choice is less evil than the other? While we’re having a difficult time trying how to fund the repair and/or replacement of our infrastructure, there’s never really been a ... READ MORE

Oxymoronic Infrastructure

| I have a love-hate relationship with oxymorons. I know exactly what they mean even though they defy the tenets of logic. “I’ll have an order of your jumbo shrimp, please.” I’ve seen almost all of the obvious oxymorons, but in a search for new examples of infrastructure around the world, I came across one that ... READ MORE

New Lightweight, Rugged Trimble T7 Tablet Elevates Productivity on the Construction Site

| SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 21, 2019—Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) introduced today the Trimble® T7 Tablet, a rugged, lightweight and versatile device for construction surveying applications. Using Trimble Siteworks Software for construction surveying, the Trimble T7 provides real-time data to visualize cut/fill levels, calculate material volumes, check grade and communicate work orders to increase productivity and enable better decision ... READ MORE

ENGCON INTRODUCES POWERFUL DETACHABLE GRAB CASSETTE

| Designed for the largest tiltrotator Strömsund, Sweden, February 20, 2019 – Engcon announces it has launched production of the GRD70 grab cassette. Engcon is the world’s leading manufacturer of tiltrotators weighing 1.5-33 metric tons. A tiltrotator is a kind of tilting and rotating quick coupler for excavators. Engcon has for some time been alone in ... READ MORE

Trackunit launches Eliminate Downtime 2025 Movement at ARA

| The construction industry is invited to sign up to change  Chicago, IL and Anaheim, CA – February 18, 2019 – Trackunit, a leading global innovator of telematics technology, has announced the launch of an industry-wide mission to eliminate downtime. The ambition of the movement is not only to recover the billions lost through budget and schedule ... READ MORE

Iyer Named President of LiuGong Construction Machinery NA

| February 18, 2019 – Katy, Texas – LiuGong North America (LGNA) has announced Mani Iyer as its new president, effective February 1, 2019. LGNA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of LiuGong Machinery which is a global leader in heavy construction equipment. Kevin Thieneman, LGNA Chairman, said “Mani Iyer’s track record in the equipment industry and his ... READ MORE

NEW CAT® SAFETY VR MODULE CREATES AN IMMERSIVE SAFETY TRAINING EXPERIENCE FOR EMPLOYEES

| Caterpillar Safety Services announces the development of Cat® Safety VR, a new virtual reality (VR) safety training module. Customized for paving applications, the new VR safety training solution immerses the trainee into a virtual four-lane rural highway construction site, so the employee learns to interact with coworkers and identify hazards in a safe and controlled environment. ... READ MORE

CAT® M SERIES WHEEL LOADER (950M – 982M) PRODUCT UPDATE

| The 2019 product update package for Cat® M Series Medium Wheel Loaders (950M – 982M) includes technology advances that provide: lower operating costs via extended service intervals; enhanced operator comfort with new seats and suspensions; emissions control strategies to meet EU Stage V standards (EU only); added machine configurations (982M Forestry Machine and 982M High Lift); ... READ MORE

FHWA Awards More Than $10 Million to Seven States to Test New Ways to Fund Highways

| WASHINGTON — The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced $10.2 million in Surface Transportation System Funding Alternatives (STSFA) grants to seven states to test new ways to finance highway and bridge projects.  The program’s goal is to allow states to test user-based alternatives to support the Highway Trust Fund, which relies primarily on the federal ... READ MORE

ASV Debuts New Brand Strategy and Improves Customer Experience with New Website

| GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. (Feb. 12, 2019) — ASV Holdings Inc., an industry-leading manufacturer of all-purpose and all-season compact track loaders and skid steers, has introduced a new brand strategy highlighting the product features and qualities that make ASV an industry leader and allow customers to get more done in more places. The company also launched ... READ MORE

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