One of the big trends seen at CONEXPO-CON/AGG earlier this year was an influx of partnerships for telematics. Technology companies and manufacturers are partnering up to deliver greater solutions to construction professionals.
As one example, Trimble and Caterpillar Inc., announced a partnering to bring on-highway telematics to construction operations. The collaboration extends Caterpillar's CAT Connect solutions to include Trimble's realtime, truck fleet visibility and monitoring capabilities to enable both on-highway and off-highway fleet management.
The field-proven on-highway solutions and services from Trimble will be part of the CAT Connect telematics portfolio, which also includes the VisionLink fleet, which provides a centralized, collective view of all machines and their contribution to jobsites.
By seeing how off-highway and on-highway fleets are being used, there are opportunities to maximize efficiency in more aspects of operations. Construction companies can leverage accurate production and fleet data to optimize productivity, lower operating costs, and increase safety and compliance. This is one example of telematics being used for equipment management displays.