Human-machine interface award shortlist for Volvo Construction Equipment’s Co-Pilot

Several new launches at bauma 2016 highlighted the need for intelligent machines

The Volvo Construction Equipment Co-Pilot is designed for use on machines as diverse as excavators to pavers.

Volvo Construction Equipment’s on-board services display, Co-Pilot, is one of three finalists in the category ‘most innovative HMI feature’ in the Car HMI Awards 2016, which are presented by we.CONECT.

The in-house developed Volvo Co-Pilot is designed for use on machines as diverse as excavators to pavers. It uses a tablet computer to deliver a new generation of intelligent machine services, such as Load Assist, Dig Assist, Compact Assist and Pave Assist. Volvo Co-Pilot and the assist-functionalities help operators to produce higher quality outcomes, in less time and with less effort, the company says.

“We are pleased that Volvo CE has been recognised for its innovative capabilities,” says Sidney Levy, design director at Volvo CE. “Volvo Co-Pilot is the first step towards an integrated, holistic solution for worksite optimisation. Not only does it set a new industry standard but it also puts operators at the heart of the system. From start to finish, the UX-design focused content is specifically tailored to the needs of the user.”

Equipment Africa says: There is definitely a growing need for connected machines to meet the continued expectation from construction contractors for modern construction machinery to play a crucial role in speeding up processes on sites. Volvo CE is heeding this call, and this award shortlist means that these efforts are not going unnoticed.

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