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Standardising telematics data

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There has been a lot of talk about advancing technology and how it impacts on those using heavy equipment. While many OEMs and third party companies are offering systems that enable owners to track and gather data from their machines...... Read full article

‘Project Hesla’ runs on electricity and hydrogen

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Netherlands gas supplier Holthausen Group has hacked a Tesla Model S and to run on a combination of electricity and hydrogen, allowing the vehicle to travel 1 000km — more than double the distance of the cheapest Model S.... Read full article

Sophia: world’s first ‘robot citizen’

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Last week it was announced that Sophia, a ‘female’ humanoid robot designed by Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics, was awarded citizenship by Saudi Arabia, a country that famously denies equal rights to its own female citizens.... Read full article

Cummins breaks ground for new consolidated facility

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On Thursday 26 October, Cummins Southern Africa broke ground at the site of its planned facility in Waterfall City, Midrand. ... Read full article

Local content meets local demand

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Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has been servicing the South African market for close on 70 years. To address the often uniquely challenging mining conditions, Sandvik launched a new, locally manufactured low-profile loader – the LH115L... Read full article

Building on 90 years of partnership

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This year marks the 90th anniversary of the collaboration between South Africa’s Barloworld Equipment and US-based OEM Caterpillar. ... Read full article

Laying the foundation for excellence

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At the end of August, GLTC launched its new Training Centre with the aim of training and upskilling technicians to work on its machines. ... Read full article

Investing in African opportunities

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US-based OEM Caterpillar recently launched its first African distribution centre — the 21st in its global network — in Kempton Park, close to Johannesburg.... Read full article

USA vs Japan in giant robot duel

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On Tuesday 17 October 2017, the world’s first ever giant robot duel was broadcast, with Japan taking on the USA. ... Read full article

World’s first 3D-printed reinforced concrete bridge opens in Netherlands

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Tuesday 17 October saw the inauguration of the world’s first 3D-printed reinforced, pre-stressed concrete cycle bridge, which forms part of a new road around the village of Gemert, in the Netherlands.... Read full article

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