Divison of Construction

Automated Machine Guidance

About Automated Machine Guidance

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Automated Machine Guidance (AMG) is a technology that uses positioning devices, singly or in combination, such as Global Positioning Systems (GPS), total stations, or rotating laser levels to determine and control the real time position of construction equipment such as bulldozers, blades, scrapers, and paving machines. The onboard computer combines input data with engineered digital terrain and design models to provide output to video screens and hydraulic systems, all to assist the equipment operator in constructing the project more efficiently. The term AMG is used in reference to both machine guidance (video screens guide the equipment operator) and machine control (direct computer control of hydraulics that move parts of the construction equipment).

 

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