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Trackunit secures funding from software investor
Telematics specialist Trackunit has attracted investment from global software investor Hg
Wacker Neuson expands and updates products
Wacker Neuson has further expanded it range of light and compact products, including a new version of its battery powered concrete vibrator
Telematics and asset tracking: Data-driven change
The transition from reactive to predictive equipment fleet management is driving telematics and asset tracking. Belinda Smart reports.
The robots that will follow
Piaggio Fast Forward teams with Trimble to develop tech to help robots follow the leader
Autonomous construction
Whether autonomous machines are going to be game changers or simply edge their way into the construction arena, there’s no doubting that the robots are coming
Updated ERA CO2 Calculator compares scenarios
European Rental Association releases updated version of CO2 Calculator allowing comparison of two scenarios
Boels states zero-emissions ambition
Boels Rental said it aims to become “the largest provider of zero-emission equipment in the rental sector”
Point of Rental Software adds tax calculation to offer
Point of Rental Software has added tax calculation to its offering following a new partnership with Vertex
U.S. Battery renews AGM line
The updated AGM Deep Cycle battery line is specifically designed for increased deep cycling performance
Bouygues launches ‘major’ IoT project
Bouygues Construction Matériel will use intelligent GPS sensors to connect 20,000 pieces of construction equipment 
Video interview: How the global pandemic changed training
 Lindsey Anderson and Jim Colvin, CEO of Serious Labs, discuss how Covid-19 accelerated the use of simulator training and assessments in an exclusive video interview
The digitisation of construction
The digitalisation of construction has already started and while it may be a long road ahead, there is no stopping this journey
Doosan’s ‘transparent bucket’ wheeled loader
Invention is said to allow wheeled loader operator to see previous blind spots
Genie debuts rental-focused tech add-on
Genie’s new Access Manager will allow rental companies to remotely manage and access their fleets
Nishio leads on remote operation trials
The remote operation pilot project is being led by Nishio Rent All, contractor Kato Construction Co Ltd and Hitachi
Trackunit launches ‘Kin’ tag
Bluetooth tag with 400m range designed to locate small tools and attachments
Trimble launches online educational series
Tech company’s first free Dimensions Spotlight series will focus on reviving US infrastructure
Electric scissors
A stalwart of construction, scissor lifts are evolving at a breakneck speed. Lindsey Anderson reports on design and industry trends.
Volvo builds autonomous machine demo area
Manufacturer’s test and demonstration area will educate customers on how to use remote-control machines and autonomous connected systems
Video interview: GAP Group enters machine control sector
Murray Pollok of International Rental News talks to GAP Group’s Jim Burke about the hi-tech rental initiative
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