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Meet A Self-driving Tractor Which Could Change Farming Forever

Self-driving technology isn’t just for cars. The same cutting-edge research is being applied to other industries. Take this self-driving tractor, for example, which could be poised to take the farming industry by storm.

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The Case IH autonomous tractor was unveiled this week at the Farm Progress Show in Iowa, though it’s just a concept for now. It features a maximum speed of 31 miles per hour and comes packed with cameras, radar and other sensors that allow the farmer to control the tractor remotely using a tablet.

The design is super sleek with big rugged tires and a sporty red and black paint job. There’s no seat for a potential driver to sit and take command in case something goes wrong, but it’s possible that could change. The current version looks like a cross between a race car and a traditional tractor, or maybe just a Transformer.

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Autonomous Solutions Incorporated, the company behind the robotic tractor, didn’t actually reveal a price and it could take years to actually launch. Still, farmers are already expressing some concerns. For example, who controls the data collected by this self-driving tract?

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The company that makes the tractor or the person using it?

There are plenty of other potential issues when it comes to combining self-driving technology and farming, though there’s also plenty to be gained. But once farmers start to adopt the technology it may be difficult to turn back.

Source: Techno buffalo

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