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Doosan futuristic concept excavator wins 'Best of the Best' award

Doosan Infracore has announced receiving the Best of the Best Award at '2009 Reddot Design Award' for the futuristic concept excavator, 'CX'.

The Reddot Design Award was first started in 1955, and is managed by Design Zentrum Nordheim Westfalen in Germany. It is one of the world's top three industrial design competitions along with the iF Design Award and the IDEA design award.

More than 2,733 designs were entered, from 61 countries, and 206 were honored at the Reddot Design Award, which awards products that are creative, innovative, and superior in quality. Out of these awarded designs, only 15, including Doosan Infracore's futuristic concept excavator, were presented with the Best of the Best Award.

Out of the 15 Best of the Best Awarded designs, only one will be presented with the honorary 'Luminary' Award on November 24 in Singapore.

Doosan Infracore's futuristic concept excavator was well received by the judges for its ’Eco Transformer’ concept, which reflected the 4 core keywords of ecology, safety, usability, and efficiency.

Development of this futuristic excavator is targeted to finish by 2018. Also the excavator is designed to function at the highest level at various working sites, to be environmentally friendly with energy-efficiency, and to exhibit high performance in severe conditions.

In particular, this futuristic excavator is appraised to be the 'Dream Excavator' as it is equipped with an epochal expansion of sliding cabin, an independent and endless navigation facility, an environmentally friendly hybrid power system, and automatic operating system with artificial intelligence.