Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Merchandise Mart Lands Caterpillar “Dirt & Digital” Lab Facility

Peoria based Caterpillar, Inc. has announced a 5,000 square foot, 45 employee facility in the Merchandise Mart to expand its Chicago area presence working with local universities and technology companies to develop digital applications for use in Caterpillar construction equipment, such as real time updates on equipment operator fatigue through equipment cap facial recognition systems, according to Caterpillar Director of Guest and Community Relations Henry Vicary.

“Our ‘Dirt & Digital’ labs are the perfect way for us t showcase that Caterpillar shares Chicago Idea’s overall vision, keenly focused on technology, innovation and a future that will transform the world,” Vicary said.

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