February 23, 2022

OEM Construction Equipment Telematics Matures

Charles Rathmann from ForConstructionPros.com interviewed Elevat Co-founder and CRO, Adam Livesay.

“The biggest change I have seen in the last few years is companies being comfortable using software APIs,” Livsay said, referring to the application programming interfaces that enable various software and hardware solutions to communicate with each other across all industries. “If an OEM designs a system that has a proprietary control software or algorithm, that sets up barriers. A tree trimming company using a piece of equipment may define utilization of a piece of equipment using that algorithm or telematics product differently than their competitor, or the same technology is used in a different application like street sweeping and productivity must then be captured in a different way.”

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