What Can Big Data Do for Big Industry? According to Caterpillar, a Whole Lot | Built In Chicago


In a desolate and dry corner of the Chilean desert, a mining truck with a 400-ton payload runs close to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week over treacherous terrain, transporting the minerals required to build cell phones, car engines, and home heating systems. If a tire pops or an engine part unexpectedly fails, the truck could be pulled out of service for days while the mining site manager waits for a replacement. From a productivity standpoint, it would be a costly and frustrating setback.