Hyundai Construction Equipment and Hyundai Doosan Infracore will showcase their advanced smart construction solutions and future unmanned construction equipment under the theme of "Intelligent Robotics" at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2022 that will be held from January 5 to 8, 2022, in Las Vegas.
Hyundai Construction Equipment and Hyundai Doosan Infracore are the Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Group's two construction equipment affiliates. Through the world's largest international consumer electronics exhibition show, the two companies will present their innovative technologies for the future in the construction equipment industry.
During CES 2022, the two businesses will promote the Concept-X project that enables companies to realise a safe and efficient future construction site based on unmanned and automation technologies and the ‘XiteCloud’, the first product that partially commercialises the technologies of Concept-X.
The Interactive Media Table Zone will be created at the booth so that visitors can have hands-on experience of a series of processes of building an eco-friendly marine city. The Media Table is designed to allow visitors to experience the main functions of XiteCloud, a cloud-based all-in-one construction platform that enables integrated management of construction sites. It provides a ‘digital construction platform’ (XiteAnalyst/XiteFleet) that can analyze and plan 3D information and manage equipment efficiently in a cloud environment, and a ‘construction automation system’ (XiteAuto/XiteSafety) that improves productivity and safety through automation of equipment.
Second, mock-ups of future construction equipment, including excavators, wheel loaders, and dump trucks, will be exhibited and a video clip about the Concept-X project will be shown to introduce a future of automated/unmanned construction sites. 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 topography data. The smart construction solution successfully demonstrates the entire process from the measurement to the use of equipment to be automatically operated without any human intervention. Those in charge of the construction site can monitor and remotely control the whole process at the control center called "X-Center."
The solution is expected to be commercialized by 2025. In addition, Hyundai Doosan Infracore plans to complete verification in phases of individual technologies such as topography measurement using drones, data analysis and unmanned operation and management of construction equipment, and release them in the market sequentially.
Hyundai Construction Equipment and Hyundai Doosan Infracore are maximizing their business synergy in the fields of R&D, purchase and sales, and plan to invest in leading future technologies to become global "top-tier" companies.
"Automated and unmanned machinery that applies advanced Information and Communication Technology (ICT), such as artificial intelligence (AI), big data, cloud, will be the future trend of construction equipment market," said Hyundai Doosan Infracore CEO Young-cheul Cho. "The Group’s three companies of construction equipment, which are Hyundai Genuine, Hyundai Construction Equipment and Hyundai Doosan Infracore, will reinforce investment in innovative technologies to become a global leader in the market."