Disruptive technology - an opportunity for innovation03/11/2014
Disruptive technologies, or disruptive innovations, are those technological advances that fundamentally change a market or industry, often by displacing an existing technology.
One of many fields to have undergone various phases of innovation is that of utility locating technologies.
Understanding underground assets remains vital for utilities and construction contractors.In the past we have seen a move away from relying solely on manual records and from more destructive methods of determining asset locations, such as exploratory digging or potholing.
The next phase in the field’s development looks likely to involve augmented reality overlays on mobile devices.