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Going DIGITAL & ELECTRIC @ bauma 2019

  • Magazine Article
  • 19TOFHP04_05
Published April 01, 2019 by SAE International in United States
  • English

Digitalization and electrification are dominant themes in the equipment and technology being revealed at this year's largest trade show for construction and mining.

Digitalization, efficiency and sustainability are three megatrends that off-highway OEMs and suppliers will be touting this month at the triennial bauma trade fair in Munich, when they reveal their technology-laden machines and the intelligent systems that help make them smarter, cleaner and safer. Particular focal areas for many of these companies include electric mobility, telematics and networked construction sites, and increasingly autonomous operation.

Some construction machines are already equipped with a range of sensors and communication interfaces that provide comprehensive data on aspects like job performance, location and fuel consumption. While entire fleets can be managed by telematics, many companies struggle with how to implement digital technologies and services.