Farming Goes High-Tech with John Deere’s “Intelligent Factory on Wheels”

“John Deere stopped by Las Vegas’ CES this week to show off its high-tech farming equipment and highlight tech’s role within the farming industry, according to AFP.

The company brought its tractor and connected agriculture combine harvester described by AFP as an “intelligent factory on wheels.” The machines use GPS guidance with 1-in. (2.5-cm) accuracy, which is a step up from existing GPS systems with an accuracy of 3 m (10 ft), AFP reports. They also sport a host of sensors and artificial intelligence (AI).

In addition to harvesting crops, the machines also collect valuable data along the way, including soil conditions and harvesting techniques to boost efficiency while also reducing waste…”