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Develon’s tech innovations recognised with two honours at CES 2024 Innovation Awards

Staff Report,

9 Jan 2024

Company to be awarded for safety enhancing ‘Smart Collision Mitigation with Sensor Fusion’ and productivity enhancing ‘X-Agent system’ in the two categories of Vehicle Tech & Advanced Mobility, and Mobile Devices, Accessories & Apps respectively

As the world’s largest electronics trade show, CES 2024, gets underway in Las Vegas, USA, today, Develon will be awarded honours in two of the categories in the CES 2024 Innovation Awards, which will be announced during the event.

Develon, formerly Doosan Construction Equipment, has been recognised in two categories - Vehicle Tech & Advanced Mobility, and Mobile Devices, Accessories & Apps – at the event, which is being held from January 9-12. The awards will be announced during the CES 2024 Exhibition.

In the first category - Vehicle Tech & Advanced Mobility - Develon presented ‘Smart Collision Mitigation with Sensor Fusion’.

Smart Collision Mitigation (SCM) is an active safety system that detects objects around an excavator through Sensor Fusion of camera and radar. The excavator is equipped with four or more cameras to provide a 360-degree all-around view. Using AI technology, it can selectively detect people or objects.

In addition, three wide-angle radar sensors with 180-degree horizontal field of view (FOV) are used to minimise blind spots and accurately measure the distance of detected objects. When a pedestrian or an object is detected within the warning/danger zone, visual/audible warnings are activated, and the swing and driving speed on the excavator are reduced and then automatically stopped to actively prevent accidents.

Develon said in its statement that it is the first construction equipment manufacturer in the world to use fusion technology to supplement a machine’s cameras and radars. Adding fusion technology greatly elevates accuracy in detecting obstacles and distance from equipment compared to machines with a single sensor, the company added.

In the second category - Mobile Devices, Accessories & Apps – the CES Innovation Awards honoured Develon’s X-Agent system. X-Agent is a solution that improves the productivity and skill of drivers of excavators, wheel loaders and articulated dump trucks.

X-Agent has an AI function that comprehensively analyses information such as driver/equipment status and work plan to create an optimised route to improve the productivity of unskilled workers by about 30%.

Also, for remote control using vision information, it extracts meta information based on the networks and sends minimum information even in an incomplete network environment (2G, 3G). This allows smooth remote operation. As a product optimised for complex mechanical work, it can save on labour, be environment-friendly, and save about 15% in energy.

Develon said that its advanced technologies portfolio will also be a prominent feature of the company’s stand at the Intermat Fair in Paris in April 2024, as part of a display under the theme of ‘Powered by Innovation’, including the first demonstration in Europe of the Develon Concept-X 2.0 autonomous construction equipment solution.


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