Transparent bucket innovation scoops two top awards

DOOSAN has announced that its wheel loader ‘Transparent Bucket’ system has won two awards at the international Matexpo Exhibition held in Kortrijk, Belgium.

The product triumphed in both the innovation and safety categories.

Matexpo is a biennial trade fair showcasing machinery and equipment for the construction industry, industry and the environment.

The Doosan Transparent Bucket is described as a fully integrated system that allows a wheel loader operator to see the bucket blind spots on the machine through an in-cab monitor. The system records images at the front of the machine with two cameras mounted on the top and bottom of the loader and displays the combined images in real time using a curved projection method.

The system can also provide a forward-view perspective during loading/unloading or when carrying materials.

Doosan said it is the first company in the world to develop and apply a front projection function with the transparent bucket for construction machines and has applied for patents in Korea, North America, Europe and China.

A spokesperson for the manufacturer said, “As machinery and site safety standards continue to be significantly raised around the world, advanced safety systems have become a key factor in selecting equipment. We plan to continue developing safety features that can protect drivers and other workers on site, and we aim to be at the forefront in creating construction sites that are safer and accident-free.”