VIDEO: Watch this excavator operator control machinery from a distance

By Leila SteedApril 11, 2023

Construction is not a job most connect with the concept of working from home, but the reality is that idea is not too far from reality.

In this video, Matt Hendry, Caterpillar’s global technology marketing consultant, speaks about the capabilities of theCat Commandstation technology atCONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023in Las Vegas.

The technology enables excavator operators to control their machine remotely - and in real time - from a ‘virtual cab’ in an indoor office/working environment, which can be located either onsite or “many miles away.”

As well as reducing operating fatigure, the technology improves site safety by removing operators from dangerous work sites, such as those where quarrying, demolition and decommissioning tasks are being carried out.

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