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
The construction industry needs to adapt to a brave new world if it is to attract a younger generation of workers.
‘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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Dr Peter Harrop, chairman of independent market research company IDTechEx, explains why construction vehicle OEMs should be focused on electrification
Fueled by the introduction of more stringent IE efficiency classes, manufacturers are chasing headline efficiency figures that could only have been dreamed of just 10 years ago. There’s no denying that this is a positive thing for industry, but is motor efficiency just the tip of the iceberg?