Hitachi’s first semi-autonomous excavator


Hitachi Construction Equipment is entering the world of machine control, with its first ever excavator with semi-autonomous digging functions – the ZX201X-6. Hitachi is following in the footsteps of a handful of other leading OEMs who have vehicles to market with machine control, but its system is unique in that all sensors and hydraulics in the system are OEM-made. This video explains how the system works and why it is important for modern construction projects.

Interested in autonomous industrial vehicles? Check out the Autonomous Industrial Vehicle Technology Conferencewhich takes place during iVT Expo, on February 13-14, 2019, in Cologne, Germany. And don’t miss the full machine control investigation in the March 2019 edition of iVT magazine.

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