Deere, Bear Flag aim to automate tractors as 'fast as possible'

5/8/2021 11:07:00 PM

Deere, Bear Flag aim to automate tractors as 'fast as possible'

Deere, Bear Flag aim to automate tractors as 'fast as possible'

U.S. tractor maker Deere & Co said on Thursday it would buy agriculture tech startup Bear Flag Robotics for US$250 million, with the goal of developing over the next year systems Deere can sell to allow farm tractors to operate without a human driver in the cab.'We are effectively in market with real cust

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S.tractor maker Deere & Co said on Thursday it would buy agriculture tech startup Bear Flag Robotics for US$250 million, with the goal of developing over the next year systems Deere can sell to allow farm tractors to operate without a human driver in the cab."We are effectively in market with real customers today," Dan Leibfried, Deere's Director of Automation and Autonomy, told Reuters.The strain is surging in their states and other parts of the country that have large numbers of unvaccinated people.Bear Flag has been testing automated tractors on farms in California.Deere began working with the startup in 2019.The combination of these can affect success in sport.

Over the next 12 months, Leibfriend said, Deere and Bear Flag intend to develop their automated tractor technology for commercial production in higher volume.Such policies have been barred to varying degrees in at least seven GOP-led states."We want to get this on farms as fast as possible," he said.Bear Flag Chief Operating Officer Aubrey Donnellan said the company's technology is designed so it can be installed on an existing tractor."We retrofit existing machines.As he seeks to drive up vaccinations at home, Biden is also spotlighting his administration's progress in sharing shots with the rest of the world — an initiative helped in part by the slowed pace of domestic vaccination that has increased the nation's stockpile of doses.We want to deliver a solution growers can use in the short term" to respond to shortages of skilled labor in agriculture, Donnellan said.In swimmers, the shape of the torso is very important, both length and girth; in swimmers with the same height, mass and body surface, the upper body shape has different hydrodynamic resistance at the same speed (Papic & Sanders).

So far, Donnellan said, Bear Flag has focused its development on automating tractors for tilling fields on California farms that aim to plant two or more crops a year.Self-driving tractors that run 24 hours a day can allow farmers to squeeze in extra plantings, she said.“Vaccinate America and help vaccinate the world,” Biden said, “That's how we're going to beat this thing."That's dollars in their pocket," she said.(Reporting by Sanjana Shivdas in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber and Aurora Ellis) Source: Reuters.

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