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Friday, June 24, 2016

Self-Driving Tractors

Self-Driving Cars Are Coming, but Self-Driving Tractors Are Already Here (+Video)

Kaleigh Rogers | June 23, 2016

These days, there’s a lot of hand-wringing over the possibility of self-driving cars on our roads. But we’ve largely overlooked the fact that, in the fields just off the side of the highway, vehicles have already been driving themselves for the last 15 years.
Self-driving tractors are becoming more common. A John Deere spokesperson told me the company currently has about 200,000 self-driving tractors on farms around the world, from the US to Germany. 

"This is the first self-driving John Deere." Source:

<more at; related articles and links; (Self-driving tractors and data science: we visit a modern farm
Farming isn't the low-tech endeavor some might think. June 18, 2016) and (Self Driving Tractors Turning Heads [Videos]. November 27, 2012)>

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