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Showcasing Smart Construction at CES 2022

Hyundai Construction Equipment and Hyundai Doosan Infracore to introduce unmanned construction site concept.

December 15, 2021   Adam Freill
Construction
Equipment
Equipment Technology

Concepts of future construction equipment, including excavators, wheel loaders, and dump trucks.

Concepts of future construction equipment, including excavators, wheel loaders, and dump trucks. (Image: Hyundai Construction Equipment and Hyundai Doosan Infracore)

Unmanned and automation construction technologies will be front and centre as Hyundai Construction Equipment and Hyundai Doosan Infracore take to the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this January.

The companies will showcase their advanced smart construction solutions and future unmanned construction equipment under the theme of “Intelligent Robotics” at the world’s largest international consumer electronics exhibition show.

Central to their exhibit will be a hands-on experience with XiteCloud, a cloud-based all-in-one construction platform that enables integrated management of construction sites. It provides a digital construction platform that can analyze and plan 3D information and manage equipment efficiently in a cloud environment, as well as a construction automation system designed to improve productivity and safety through the automation of equipment.

Mock-ups of future construction equipment, including excavators, wheel loaders and dump trucks, will be exhibited, along with video explaining the companies’ Concept-X project that envisions a future of automated, unmanned construction sites.

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Concept-X is a comprehensive control solution that measures and analyzes the topography of the construction sites by using 3D drone scanning devices and creates operation plans based on the topographic data. The entire process, from the measurement to the use of equipment, is automatically operated without any human intervention. The system allows those in charge of the construction site to monitor and remotely control the process from a single control centre.

According to Hyundai Doosan Infracore, Concept-X is expected to save time and cost while increasing productivity and improving safety at the construction site. The company plans to commercialize this solution by 2025.

“Automated and unmanned machinery that applies advanced information and communication technology, such as artificial intelligence, big data, cloud, will be the future trend of construction equipment market,” stated Hyundai Doosan Infracore CEO Young-cheul Cho.

The 2022 edition of CES will be held January 5 to 8, 2022, across 11 different venues in Las Vegas.