Doosan eyes autonomy with XiteCloud

By Mike Hayes17 June 2020

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Doosan Infracore’s Concept-X ‘smart construction’ site in operation

Construction equipment manufacturer Doosan Infracore has launched XiteCloud in South Korea, as a first step towards commercialising the Concept-X ‘future construction site’ solution it demonstrated last year.

The Concept-X solution is a control system that aims to encompass the entire construction process, utilising a wide range of automated analysis tools, as well as unmanned construction machinery.

XiteCloud is a cloud-based platform that could ultimately operate at the heart of Concept-X – a system on which data from both 3D drone construction surveys and earthwork calculations can be processed.

Using XiteCloud, contractors can manage tasks including surveys, terrain analysis, equipment operation and construction management. Earthwork site information can be digitised in 3D and even rock formations can be analysed – in a collaborative system that can be accessed by all stakeholders on a project.

The solution has been undergoing a technology verification process on sites throughout Korea. The company said that, on one urban redevelopment site, XiteCloud’s analysis of rock formations brought new information to light, enabling the contractor and developer to agree a new timescale for the project.

A Doosan Infracore executive said, “We will launch various solutions in stages even before the full-scale commercialisation of Concept-X, with the launch of XiteCloud marking the very first step towards that goal.”

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