Case Construction Equipment has received the Good Design Award for Project TETRA, the methane-powered wheeled loader concept.
The wheeled loader concept, jointly developed by the Case engineering and CNH Industrial international design teams, was unveiled officially at Bauma Munich earlier this year.
It is said to show the viability of using alternative fuels in construction equipment and the feasibility of using fuel generated from waste products and renewable sources.
The wheeled loader is powered by a methane engine, produced by Case’s sister brand FPT Industrial, that is said to deliver the same performance as its diesel equivalent.
The design includes an advanced operator environment that makes use of touchscreen and voice control technologies.
The concept also offers safety features that use biometric technologies and an obstacle detection system derived from CNH Industrial’s autonomous vehicle research and development programme.
The Good Design program recognises the best designed products across the globe for sustainability, superior design and unparalleled function.