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Data Collection Rates Grow

More fleets have telematics and are using it to collect data

February 16, 2018
More machines are capable of transmitting data.

Telematics has crept into more fleets, according to Construction Equipment’s 2018 Technology in Construction survey. More fleets have telematics and are using it to collect data, nearly four in 10 said they had no telematics capabilities in their fleet, and 16 percent reported that more than half of their fleet’s machines were telematics-enabled.

This year, the percentage with no capabilities dropped to 29 percent, and the high end of the scale ticked up to 17 percent. More indicative of the move is that the percentage of respondents who said between 11 and 50 percent of their machines had telematics capabilities moved from 17 percent to 29 percent.

As the capability to deliver data grew, more fleets are actually collecting it. The percentage of respondents reporting collection of data jumped to 42 percent, up from 30 percent in 2017.

To gather our data, we invited our subscribers plus those from Roads & Bridges, Water & Wastes Digest, and Building Design + Construction to participate in an online survey, garnering 105 responses.

Four in 10 fleets collect machine data

Ease of use determines how data is used.


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