31 Aug 2023
The EV Construction Industry will Live or Die on Battery Pricing
The new report from IDTechEx, "Electric Vehicles in Construction 2023-2043", shows that there are many reasons to adopt an electric vehicle as a construction professional: they are quieter than diesels, they help with air quality in the construction site, they can be more precise and easier to operate, and so on.
6 Jul 2023
The Electrifying Divide in Battery Chemistries for Construction EVs
The success of electric vehicles in the construction industry will largely be determined by battery prices being low enough that the total cost of ownership is cheaper than diesel alternatives.
9 Jun 2023
Electrification Activity of Major Construction Vehicle OEMs
Innovation roadmap for major construction vehicle original equipment manufacturers.
24 May 2023
Three Reasons Why Electric Beats Diesel for Mini Excavators
Like many industries, the construction vehicle and machine industry is on the path to electrification. It has been one of the latecomers to the electrification game, with little happening from OEMs until after 2020. But this is changing, with more electric product announcements covering a wider selection of vehicle types under the construction banner.
27 Apr 2023
Digitizing Agriculture — Agbots and Software
This premium article covers digitizing agriculture, with technology progression roadmaps, use case examples, business models, and SWOT analyses.
15 Mar 2023
LiDAR On Its Way Out? Camera's Market Size From 76% to 79% by 2033
Autonomous mobility is the key value proposition for many robots. Thanks to the successes of self-driving systems in commercial vehicles from companies like Tesla and John Deere. Autonomous driving has gained significant momentum across the robotics industry.
23 Feb 2023
Why Immersion Cooling Might Not be the Final Battery Cooling Solution
Battery thermal management is a critical component to an electric vehicles (EVs) operation. Cells need to be kept cool when under load from driving and charging or kept warm during cold ambient conditions. This enables more efficient operation of the batteries and improves safety.
8 Sep 2022
Although this news is a bit outdated, in 2018 and 2019, Mortenson worked on its first project on wind farms in Kanasas with Built Robotics.
21 Jun 2022
John Deere, Wacker Neuson to Cooperate on Compact Electric Excavators
The long-term exclusive OEM supply agreement covers mini and compact excavators weighing less than 5 metric tons, including battery electric excavators. Wacker Neuson will design and manufacture the machines at its facilities for the requirements of John Deere mainly for North America.
15 Jun 2022
How Agricultural Robots Can Help Global Food Supply Shortages
As prices of wheat, fuel, and fertilizer rise, the total costs for farmers have been increasing. Given the intensified financial struggle, together with higher demand for food production, improving farming efficiencies is imminent.
3 Feb 2022
John Deere - Autonomous Tractor
At CES 2022 John Deere revealed their fully-autonomous Deere 8R 410 tractor, announcing that it is ready for production and will be available to farmers in the US later in 2022.