“GPR to Enable Autonomous Excavation” – RodRadar Exec’s Construction Tech Forecast

RodRadar is featured on Equipment World’s roundup article on the future of construction equipment technology, based on the perspectives of those in the start-up space or emerging markets. 

May 21, 2024
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RodRadar’s VP Marketing and Sales, Yuval Barnea, was interviewed by Equipment World chief editor in a roundup article on the future of construction equipment technology, based on the perspectives of those in the start-up space or emerging markets. 

 

Here are some of the highlights; 

 

What technology do you think will have the greatest impact on the industry in the next five years?

“In the next five years, the greatest impact on the construction industry will come from the integration of technologies such as ground penetration radar (GPR) and autonomous machinery.”

“RodRadar has invested considerably in designing its disruptive technology to be easy to learn and deploy, user-friendly, and intuitive for the operator in the excavator cab. We designed it so – by keeping in mind that there is no dedicated “techie” standing by to run the system or analyze output; it’s the guy at the controls. He needs to be confident in utilizing the system, understanding every alert and message to assess actual risk so he can respond appropriately as he moves earth on a job-site. Additionally, RodRadar is unique in that we can literally tally up “just in time” utility strike avoidance episodes. It’s not theoretical – we know when you are literally about to hit that cable or pipe — so ROI can be easily measured, with full payback often in just a month after deployment.”

 

What are you most optimistic about for the future of the construction industry?

“We are very optimistic about the pace of change on construction sites. As we’ve said, the construction industry is a traditional one, and has been very slow to embrace innovation or change “what works.” But just the past few years have demonstrated that a new generation of workers are eager to leverage technologies here as they do in their private lives, and even veterans recognize that maintaining their value is no longer all about their experience — it rides on openness to adapt to a new age as well. Luckily, some very edgy companies – both startups as well as innovation teams of larger ones — are supplying those tools at a rapid rate.”

 

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