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What are Driverless Tractors and How Do They Work For You?

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What is a Driverless Tractor?

A driverless tractor is an autonomous farm vehicle.

It delivers a high tractive effort (or torque) at slow speeds for the purposes of tillage and other agricultural tasks. It is considered driverless because it operates without the presence of a human inside the tractor itself. Like other unmanned ground vehicles, they are programmed to independently observe their position, decide speed, and avoid obstacles such as people, animals, or objects in the field while performing their task.

The various driverless tractors are split into full autonomous technology and supervised autonomy.

The idea of the driverless tractor appears as early as 1940. The concept has significantly evolved recently. The tractors use GPS and other wireless technologies to farm land without requiring a driver. They operate simply with the aid of a supervisor monitoring the progress at a control station or with a manned tractor in lead.