World’s First Driverless Tractor
Monarch introduced its electric driverless tractor, which it claims to be the smartest tractor in the world. He can go on his own without a driver. Moreover, the driverless tractor will have a self-learning function and might replace people in the future. It will be able to perform harvesting and other field work in a driverless mode.
In order for the tractor to be completely independent, they decided to use it without a driver. The driverless tractor is equipped with a 360-degree camera, a set of sensors and a navigation software. This tractor can be configured to perform pre-programmed jobs or be independently controlled. In addition, there is even a function to follow a person while performing certain tasks in shadow mode.
Monarch uses a series of self-learning algorithms to improve the tractor‘s skills during daily tasks. Also, with the help of built-in sensors, it will be able to collect and analyze data up to 240 GB per day. As a matter of fact, this yield is an assessment of the condition of field crops and many other indicators.
The tractor has a 70 horsepower electric motor and the battery can provide over 10 hours of work without charging. Charging time from a normal socket will be up to 5 hours. The device will get a built-in anti-collision system while driving as well. Total carrying capacity is about 998 kg.
Monarch has already started taking pre-orders for the tractor with a deposit of $ 500. It has been reported that hundreds of US farmers have already pre-ordered. The release date of this tractor will start in the fall of 2021 and the price tag will start at $ 50,000.
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