Walking the aisles of the Las Vegas Convention Center’s West Hall during CES 2023, January 5-8, the sight of the 100-ton Cat 777 off-highway truck will be a new and welcome addition to the automotive technology area.
Beyond its distinctive yellow iron, there is also innovative Cat MineStar Command for hauling technology inside the truck that allows it to safely haul materials autonomously. It represents more than 560 Cat autonomous trucks that each day travel a distance equivalent to twice the Earth’s circumference, without a driver, noted Caterpillar.
Autonomy, technology, and sustainability will take center stage in the OEM’s roughly 6,300 square-foot exhibit. Beyond autonomous haulage, the company said it will showcase construction and mining safety, fleet management technologies, equipment health options, high-precision guidance technologies and material tracking solutions.
Four themed experiences help guide attendees through the booth.
- Big Solutions highlights Caterpillar’s leadership in developing the most advanced technologies in the world.
- Big Innovation showcases why Caterpillar is a recognized leader in autonomous mining.
- Big Responsibility covers how the company’s technologies help build a better, more sustainable world.
- Big Opportunities focuses on the people creating the high-tech solutions.
“CES, the proving ground for breakthrough technologies and global innovators, is the ideal place for us to showcase our high-tech leadership,” said Denise Johnson, group president of Caterpillar Resource Industries.
“People have seen us as an equipment company for more than a century, and they are now realizing that we are a high-tech company as well.”
Attendees will also learn how Caterpillar is expanding autonomy to help lead the energy transformation, launching multiple initiatives with customers to develop battery electric vehicles. “The next frontier for autonomy is helping mines manage power needs as more assets require electricity to operate,” said Johnson.