Machine learning meets the construction industry

Failures or mistakes in the construction industry can cost lives and, here at Springwise, we take a keen interest in innovations that aim to mitigate risk in the sector. Recently, we wrote about flexible concrete that bends under pressure rather than cracking, useful in areas of the world sensitive to earthquakes. And earlier this year, we covered scanning technology that can detect variations between architectural drawings and the actual constructions, thereby identifying errors. Now Caterpillar have developed the Driver Safety System which measures the condition and wear of equipment. Developed by Seeing Machines, an alliance partner of Caterpillar, the innovation includes an in-cab camera and alert system which notifies the operator when a repair is due. Operators also wear smart wristbands which measure and capture information about their sleep quality…


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