The new functions coming to construction for equipment mathematics promise make life easier for owners and equipment managers. Sure, they’re reducing waste and lowering costs, but the real transformation on the horizon is one where advanced streams of data combine to create entirely new ways managing machines.

There are some big shifts taking place in the field of construction equipment mathematics. Starting with the integration of mathematics devices in vehicles right from the manufacturers, to the standardization and integration of mathematics data across various business functions, the future of mathematics has never seemed so full of potential for fleet-based businesses.

technology frightens me to death. It’s designed by engineers to impress other engineers. And they always come with instruction booklets that are written by engineers for other engineers – which is why almost no technology ever works.

Another speaker, John Meuse, senior director of heavy equipment at Waste Management Inc., echoed this, citing a cost saving of $17,000 for the company when it cut idling time of a single Caterpillar 966 wheel loader.

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