Situational awareness of construction equipment using GPS, wireless and web technologies

Amr A. Oloufa, Masaaki Ikeda, Hiroshi Oda

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Situational awareness refers to the ability by equipment operators to sense their environment with the objective of increasing safety and improving productivity on construction sites. This paper reports on research related to situational awareness of construction equipment using differential Global Positioning System (DGPS), wireless and web-based technologies. In this investigation, the researchers developed and implemented technologies for vehicle tracking, and collision detection. The paper concludes with a summary of these applications, along with a discussion of the limitations of current implementations, and the required augmentation by other technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)737-748
Number of pages12
JournalAutomation in Construction
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Nov 1


  • Automation
  • Collision detection
  • Construction
  • Equipment tracking
  • GPS
  • Robotics
  • Web-based tracking
  • Wireless

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction


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