Develon unveils Concept-X2, its updated automation tech

Concept-X2 dozer from Develon

At ConExpo, Develon introduced Concept-X2 to the construction world — the latest version of its automated construction platform.

Concept-X was unveiled in 2019 as the world’s first automated construction solution. At a demonstration of Concept-X at the company’s proving grounds in Boryeong City, Korea, attendees witnessed autonomous construction equipment performing everyday jobsite tasks.

The unmanned automation technology applies to the entire construction site operation process – ranging from surveying to the operations of construction equipment such as excavators and wheel loaders.

Develon (formerly Doosan) unveiled Concept-X2, an updated version of the technology-based solution.

Concept-X2 includes the following updates:

  • New dozer added to autonomous equipment line up
  • Autonomous driving and blade control based on global navigation satellite system (GNSS)
  • Automated 3D grading with tiltrotator accessory
  • Enhanced machine-learning-based auto digging and loading
  • Integrated work planning algorithm applied
  • Advanced E-Stop safety technology

The Concept-X2 autonomous construction equipment in Develon’s booth includes the DD100-CX dozer and DX225-CX crawler excavator. Both machines feature a new cabinless design and a linear core design language.

XiteCloud Smart Construction Solution

As part of the innovation area of the Develon booth, the company will promote the latest developments of its all-in-one smart construction platform: XiteCloud.

With XiteCloud solutions, a customer can manage multiple tasks such as surveys, terrain analysis, machine purchases, equipment operation and construction management on a single platform, thereby reducing construction costs and saving time while increasing work accuracy, which in turn raises productivity. XiteCloud also allows customers to manage multiple projects on a single platform, accumulating and managing data that can be utilized for future decision making/business.

The advanced automation technology is commercializing in phases. Customers can digitize their construction site with innovative management, field and safety solutions. A range of new solutions that form part of the XiteCloud system cover many aspects of construction management. These include:

  • XiteFleet
  • XiteAuto
  • XiteAnalyst
  • XiteSafety

XiteFleet provides real-time fleet monitoring with location tracking and operation monitoring. XiteAuto commercializes the current and future technology that Develon is developing from 3D machine guidance to automation. XiteAnalyst is a digital twin-based earthwork analysis/management solution. XiteSafety offers safety management, including preventing collisions between construction equipment and workers.