US developed a fully self-driving tractor
The American Deere & Co., the world's largest manufacturer of agricultural equipment, has developed a fully self-driving tractor designed for large agricultural production. Existing tractors in this series can be upgraded with an autonomous control system, the company said.
Deere plans to begin selling self-driving tractors later this year.
This is not the world's first fully autonomous tractor, notes The Wall Street Journal. Existing smaller versions of self-driving tractors are used by farms specializing in certain types of crops.
The application of autonomous driving technology for larger tractors is just beginning and promises to be very relevant, said the head of agricultural research at International Data Corp. (IDC) Aron Corey.
Stocks of Deere added 0.3%. Since the beginning of this year, their value has increased by 8.3%.