Driverless Farm Equipment is Here

Posted by AgWeb on Tue, 11/28/2017 - 14:51

Produced by Smart Ag, the designers of AutoCart say existing farm equipment can be adapted to robot technology. Used in tandem with SmartHP hardware, AutoCart is a software system that allows agricultural equipment to operate autonomously. Producer Kyle Mehmen of MBS Family Farms in Plainfield, Iowa has successfully used AutoCart during the 2017 harvest to unload grain with a driverless tractor and cart.

AutoCart is in the pilot stage, and MBS Family Farms is working alongside Smart Ag to trial the technology in a real-world environment under harvest conditions. By the end of 2017, Smart Ag is expected to announce availability dates, pre-order details and pricing structure. For more information, visit smart-ag.com.

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