- Doosan Bobcat wins the ‘Gold Award’ at the Innovative Product Awards hosted by Rental Equipment Register, a renowned North American magazine in the field of construction equipment rental.
- Company commercializes iOS-based remote control technology for the first time in the industry with Android model scheduled for launch by the year’s end
On January 29, Doosan Bobcat announced that its remote control technology 'Max Control' had won the ‘Gold Award’, the top prize at the Innovative Product Awards 2019 hosted by Rental Equipment Register.
Marking their 17th anniversary this year, the Innovative Product Awards recognize the most innovative technologies of the year in the construction and landscaping industries.
Doosan Bobcat's Max Control technology, winner of the highest honor at the award show, is a new technology that enables the user to operate construction equipment by remote control using an IOS-based iPhone or iPad, a first in the construction industry. Max Control was unveiled at the CES 2020 held in Las Vegas, USA.
High product compatibility and operational convenience are among the major advantages that Max Control has to offer. Max Control requires no additional devices: With its Selectable Joystick Controls, customers can apply this function to any model of loader produced since 2004 simply by using a mobile application. The user can operate construction equipment by remote control within a radius of up to 450 meters, and switch it on and off as needed, using a smartphone.
“The Max Control technology greatly reduces the risks involved in rough terrain jobs, and enables a single person to handle multiple items of equipment, which leads to great improvements in operational efficiency,” said an official from Doosan Bobcat. "We are planning to release an Android app and an upgraded version equipped with additional features, such as a front camera, by the end of 2020.”
Doosan Bobcat is currently accelerating its digital transformation: At the CES 2020, the company featured an AR-based work support program and ‘Features on Demand,’ a customer support program available on a portable device.
▲Doosan Bobcat’s remote control technology 'Max Control' had won the ‘Gold Award’, the top prize at the Innovative Product Awards 2019 hosted by Rental Equipment Register.