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Three Ways Connected Technologies Will Help Sustain Your Future

There’s been a lot of ink about how technology can increase productivity and reduce costs. Those incremental gains aren’t just limited to a single piece of equipment or a single worksite or project. Technology-driven efficiencies can add up to significant gains not just for your company, but for all of us. Take a minute to think about these sustainable trends for your business.

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Three Ways Connected Technologies Will Help Sustain Your Future
There’s been a lot of ink about how technology can increase productivity and reduce costs. Those incremental gains aren’t just limited to a single piece of equipment or a single worksite or project. Technology-driven efficiencies can add up to significant gains not just for your company, but for all of us. Take a minute to think about these sustainable trends for your business.
Less Pollution And Waste Is Always A Good Thing
Monitoring fuel consumption and idle time through telematics not only reduces costs for you, it contributes greatly to reductions in emissions and carbon footprint for your region and the planet. If every operator on every machine on every worksite reduced their idle time by 20 percent…that’s a real dent in greenhouse gas emissions.
And, as more sensors are integrated into blades, buckets and truck beds, precise use of materials will become the standard and waste will be greatly minimized.Deconstruction and Recovery Information Modeling is already under development. This technology will ensure that reusable and recyclable materials can be identified and recovered at the end of a structure’s life. This eliminates waste and creates a more sustainable model for building and construction.
Smart Services Will Extend Asset Life
In addition to predicting faults, manufacturers are using data to better understand why faults occur in the first place—before they occur. Cars and trucks are already using some of this technology. Predictive diagnostics combined with site connectivity will transform equipment management. Imagine equipment that can rectify minor faults on its own and let you know via text. Even better, imagine equipment that can issue an alert and book its own service before you even know there’s a problem.
Connected Worksites Will Add To Safe Operation
In the future all the products around us, such as watches, jackets and cycle helmets, will be able to communicate directly with one another as long as the connection adds value. Tomorrow’s wristwatch, for example, will not just show the time, it will also be able to monitor the driver’s pulse and issue an alert and even activate autopilot if something happens to the driver. New safety technologies are available for heavy equipment that monitor operator fatigue in the cab, alert the operator via sound and vibration, if needed, and report incidents so that dangerous consequences can be avoided.Sustainability today is about more than being “green,” it’s about finding new ways to get the most out of your equipment, your people and your business. Caterpillar and your Cat® dealer are committed to helping you build a more sustainable business. Find out more about what Caterpillar is working toward.