Leading the Way in Digital Technologies

May 6, 2022

At Caterpillar, we believe connecting physical products with intuitive digital customer experiences is the key to the future. With the fast-paced introduction of new technologies, digital innovation is transforming customer experiences in ways that we couldn’t have imagined a few short years ago.

So, to secure Caterpillar’s future and support our customers, our leaders continue to invest in technologies that enable us to make the world’s most intelligent iron. It’s a space where we are committed to maintaining leadership.

We’re on It

At Caterpillar, we’ve been incorporating digital technologies into our products and services for decades – we’ve long known that doing so increases productivity, lowers costs, and improves safety. The results speak for themselves. Today, we are the leader in haul truck autonomous development because we had an early vision of how it could benefit customers and the industry. As a result, Caterpillar has the world’s largest autonomous fleet of haul trucks – now numbering more than 500 machines.

But autonomy is only one example. Beyond autonomy, we’re using digital technologies to develop tools like equipment management and condition monitoring that connect physical products with an intuitive digital experience. We gather and transform data into actionable insights that provide game-changing customer value throughout the product life cycle.

So, incorporating digital is not new. But we’re doing more of it, better and faster than ever before, with bigger stakes. And we’re setting the pace for the industries we serve.

What’s the driving force? It’s simple: We care about what customers care about – efficiency, safety and productivity. By focusing on what’s important to our customers, we help them reach their goals and provide industry leadership in areas like sustainability and safety.

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More to Come

When it comes to serving our customers, digital is a critical enabler – you’ll find digital insights woven into the nooks and crannies of virtually every Caterpillar product and service.

We’re well down the road on this journey and have accomplished a lot in this space, including:

  • Connecting 1.2 million assets
  • Making it easier to do business online
  • Building data infrastructure in the cloud
  • Using data to help predict issues before they occur

By turning data into useful, actionable information throughout the equipment lifecycle, we aim to make our customers more successful using our products and services than they could be otherwise.

Fresh News Fast

If you think this is an exciting time at Caterpillar, you’re right! Learn about Caterpillar’s innovations nearly as fast as they happen! Connect with our Chief Digital Officer Ogi Redzic on LinkedIn as he leads the Cat Digital team with some of the brightest minds and boldest innovators around. Ogi is committed to leveraging digital technologies to help our customers build a better world faster and more sustainably than ever before.

The excitement is contagious! We’ve poured the foundation, set sights on the future, and laid out our plan. It’s big, and it’s bold.

And we can’t wait for tomorrow.