AI Provides Great Opportunity for Off-Highway Equipment Industry

David Batcheller of Appareo says artificial intelligence provides the ability to reduce the learning curve for machine operators, which can greatly benefit the heavy equipment industry.

David Batcheller, President & CBO, Appareo, speaks with our editor about the potential for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and augmented reality, as well as what challenges and opportunities lie ahead for the heavy equipment industries.

AI has the potential to make decisions for operators, says Batcheller. In the off-highway industry, using that capability can help to reduce the amount of training required for operators. Less experienced and well-trained operators can become more effective and more quickly become experts which can help to overcome the current labor shortages construction and other off-highway applications are facing.

Be sure to read our full Q&A with David from our October 2021 State of the Industry issue for more of his insights into current industry trends

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