John Deere Collab Highlights Drones in Guide on Future of Construction

How will next-generation equipment designs impact productivity and profitability on construction sites? To shed light on this, John Deere and Equipment Today magazine, a construction-focused publication, collaborated to create a print and online guide that includes highlights on drone technology.

The Transformation of the Construction Industry” showcases both current and developing technologies likely to shape the construction equipment industry.

Along with drone operations, the magazine section highlights other equipment and vehicle automation, telematics technology, and augmented reality.

“Expect [drone] technology to really take off once the [Federal Aviation Administration] publishes its final rules on commercial UAS in late 2016 or early 2017. In the meantime, you need to apply to the FAA for an exemption to legally fly UAS on your jobsites,” the guide reminds.

Last year, J D Equipment, a John Deere dealer in Ohio, entered into an agreement with Precision Drone LLC to sell drones to agricultural customers. John Deere is also represented on the board of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International.

Equipment Today magazine is a property of AC Business Media, which says that the construction industry is experiencing a technology evolution as equipment manufacturers move toward ever-greater sophistication, electrification and automation.


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