Machine Control/Ag

What is the biggest unmanned autonomous vehicle (UAV) challenge?

March 6, 2017By
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What is the biggest challenge facing the UAV industry? Go to gpsworld.com/17marpoll to give us your opinion by March 22 and you’ll also be entered in a drawing to receive a $50 gift card. Here are the possibilities on offer, plus an “other” category for you to specify something bigger if you think we’ve omitted anything. Better quality images and... read more

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Udee backpack could answer protection needs for mobile workers

March 3, 2017By
The Udee backpack was designed to be comfortable as well as utilitarian.

A new backpack could be the perfect answer for field workers, remote workers and people who travel with expensive equipment. The Udee backpack has 19 features, and was made possible through an IndieGoGo Kickstarter campaign. The versatile and user-friendly design is equipped with 19 features designed specifically for serious travelers and outdoor workers who need to stay connected and protect valuable equipment... read more

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Next-generation of grade control integrates 3D automatics

March 3, 2017By

Trimble is offering Trimble Earthworks for Excavators and Earthworks for Dozers. Trimble Earthworks is transforming machine control with integrated 3D aftermarket excavator automatics capability. In addition, a new dozer configuration moves the receivers from the blade to the roof of the cab. Reengineered from the ground up, Trimble’s innovative, next generation grade control platform features intuitive, easy-to-learn software that runs on an... read more

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Agriculture robots market projected to reach US$5.7 billion by 2024

January 20, 2017By
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The agriculture robots market is projected to reach US$5.7 billion by 2024, according to a report by Transparency Market Research (TMR). The diverse nature of the competitive landscape in the global agriculture robots market presents a number of prominent players for each of its key regions, TMR analysts said. PrecisionHawk Inc., Clearpath Robotics and Harvest Automations Inc. were the leaders of the... read more

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SenseFly, Agribotix offer agricultural end-to-end solution

January 16, 2017By
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Agribotix, drone-enabled agricultural intelligence, has partnered with senseFly, producer of professional fixed-wing drones, to offer a new combined solution optimized for the early identification and troubleshooting of crop issues. It combines the eBee SQ — senseFly’s advanced, long-range agricultural drone — with Agribotix’s FarmLens cloud-processing platform to make collecting and analyzing aerial data easier, with more coverage per flight than is possible... read more

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Vertical RTK system increases accuracy for agriculture

December 19, 2016By
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Trimble has launched a patent-pending VerticalPoint RTK system for grade control in agriculture. VerticalPoint RTK provides significantly enhanced vertical accuracy and stability of standard single-baseline RTK systems reducing the downtime and costly delays experienced by many agriculture land improvement contractors today. VerticalPoint RTK is available in North America and Australia as an unlock on the Trimble FmX integrated and TMX-2050... read more

Towering solutions: Using GNSS, BIM and a head-up display for speed, safety

December 12, 2016By
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Modern tower cranes can reach a height of more than 200 meters. They operate in a complicated, chaotic and constantly changing environment. This creates obstacles for the crane operator: poor visibility and dead angles — places the operator can’t see. Aiming to solve the problem is the Augmented Crane Navigation System (ACNS) project, which provides innovative intelligent operation of tower... read more

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Trimble introduces dynamic compaction system

December 8, 2016By

Trimble has introduced itsDPS900 Machine Control System for Dynamic Compaction, a dedicated 3D system for dynamic compaction applications such as airports, roads and large structures. The DPS900 increases worker safety by eliminating the need for surveyors to work in close proximity to large machines. The number of drops per location and the depth of the hole can be accurately and... read more

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