The introduction of Connected and Autonomous Plant (CAP) will positively change all aspects of the construction industry. The possible benefits of this new technology are vast.
We should explore, develop and adopt CAP across the highway sector.
As part of our digital roads vision, together with i3P, we led the development of a roadmap to 2035, for the introduction and implementation of CAP.
This was a collaborative project which drew together over 70 representatives from clients, academia, industry, and government.
Stakeholders shared the development of the vision and explored how to overcome challenges in technology, standards, legal and commercial constraints.
The uptake of CAP into the construction industry could deliver a 20-25% improvement to construction productivity and transform safety.
The roadmap challenges industry to work together to embed digital and automated techniques to revolutionise construction.
Design, construction and maintenance
Connected and autonomous Vehicles