Vegas launch for Auto Deere

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 Deereā€™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.