John Deere has kicked off the new year in style by launching its new fully autonomous 8R tractor that can be completely controlled in the field by a mobile phone.
Launched at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, this new auto 8R is not a concept tractor and will be commercially available to customers later this year.
The machine uses John Deere’s 8R tractor with a TruSet enabled chisel plough, GPS guidance system, and new advanced technologies.
The goal, says John Deere, is to provide technology that can help farmers feed a global population that is expected to grow to 10 billion by 2050.
With less land available to grow this food coupled with a shrinking skilled labour pool and growing issues created by climate change, autonomous technology will play a key role in driving agriculture efficiency forward.