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Robots and drones: addressing agriculture's long-term structure challenges

19 Apr 2018:

As challenges facing the agricultural industry mount up, technological developments around drones and robotics could form part of an effective long-term solution, says Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, research director at IDTechEx

 

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Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, research director at IDTechEx

Make room for millennials at the jobsite

13 Apr 2018:

The construction industry needs to adapt to a brave new world if it is to attract a younger generation of workers.

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AEM

The case for natural gas engines

16 Mar 2018:

‘Electric’ may be the buzz word when it comes to almost any type of vehicle, But for off-highway machines, OEMs and engine manufacturers are placing big bets on other ways to lower emissions

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Phil Pope

Case study: The Mecalac e12

16 Mar 2018:

One of the most important vehicles to make its debut at April’s intermat Paris exhibition will be Mecalac’s all-electric excavator, the e12. It’s not simply a prototype, but a machine predicted to reach market in 2019

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Jack Roper

Why the EU is in danger of making construction less productive

23 Feb 2018:

Committee for European Construction Equipment (CECE) secretary general Riccardo Viaggi gives his opinion on how the EU can be a force for good when it comes to boosting construction’s output – but also highlights how proposed European data privacy laws could hinder the flow of data around construction sites.

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The march of the city LEZ

1 Dec 2017:

Construction Equipment Association (CEA) senior technical consultant, Malcolm Kent, turns the spotlight on the rise of the Low Emission Zone in the UK and Europe.

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Can diesel leave its dirty image behind?

21 Nov 2017:

Alex Woodrow, a consultant with 23 years’ experience in the trends surrounding off-highway industrial vehicle technology, gives his predictions FOR the future of diesel – and explains why rumors of its demise have been greatly exaggerated

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Alex Woodrow

What it means to be an engineer

4 Jul 2017:

Michelle Doolan, a civil engineer at Aurecon, argues that engineering is far more than a job. Engineers are the shapers and problem solvers of our collective future. It’s about seeing the world at it is and believing we can improve upon it.

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Michelle Doolan

The problems of industrial vehicle electrification

20 Jan 2017:

Many experts within the industrial vehicle industry predict an electric future with iVT's Electric & Hybrid Industrial Vehicle Technology Symposium leading the way with a packed audience and eager participants. However, following our previous opinion piece from Dr Peter Harrop, which looked forward to further electrification of construction vehicles in the near future, Dr Niall Caldwell, managing director of Artemis Intelligent Power Ltd, offers a counter argument. In his opinion, while hybrids are undoubtedly a growing trend, a pure electric future for construction vehicles is still some way off.

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Electric vehicles in construction are the future

6 Jan 2017:

Dr Peter Harrop, chairman of independent market research company IDTechEx, explains why construction vehicle OEMs should be focused on electrification

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