Agri View: Autonomous Tractors

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Everett Griner talks about the self-driving tractors that have arrived in today’s Agri View.

That self-driving tractor we have been hearing about was actually on display at the last farm progress show. I didn’t see it, but I got a picture of it. It looks more like a giant turtle than it does a tractor. There’s no superstructure above the 80 giant wheels it rolls on. It didn’t have an implement attached, so I couldn’t tell the front from the rear. But I can assure it is going to work. You are likely to see them doing work by themselves in just a couple of years. Actually it does have a compartment for an operator somewhere — I suppose to manage the equipment it is pulling. Those machines are complicated. I can’t even tell you how many functions they will perform. And they will cost a lot of money. But they are coming. No. They are here already. It is just a matter of time.

That’s Agri View for today. I’m Everett Griner.

The CNH Industrial Autonomous Tractor Concept

The world of farming is changing
The world’s population is growing
Demand for food is increasing
CNH Industrial is leading this change
Developing new concept technologies
To make agriculture more sustainable and farming methods more productive
Changing the face of farming forever
A concept autonomous tractor
Independent and driverless
Flexibility of traditional and autonomous operation
Monitor and control. Wherever. Whenever.
Autonomous driving on private farm paths
Automated path planning
Work with implements of different widths
Enable supervised autonomous operation
Obstacle detection technology
Automatically or manually re-route the concept
Featuring auto stop/start for moving obstacles
Seamlessly fit into current fleets
Future concepts will automatically respond to weather data
Real-time monitoring and interaction
Autonomously provides true 24-hour working
Make the most of short operating windows
Our vision for the future of farming.

Filmed entirely on location on a working farm in Kentucky, USA in June 2016. All live footage is original and without CGI enhancements.

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