A report compiled by Fact.MR states that the market for autonomous tractors and other farm machinery is expected to reach a valuation of $150 billion by 2031. So why are autonomous tractors becoming so popular? Find out below.
New challenge for modern farmers
Advantages of autonomous tractor technology
“Vehicles with less than 30 HP designed for a specific operation such as spraying, cultivation, or seeding will be a typical solution in the nearest 10-15 years. Vehicles with over 30HP will mostly be a semi-autonomous solution during the nearest 15 years because legal regulations, logistics between fields, and many exceptions on the field will require the attention of humans.” – FieldBee CTO
Automated tractors can also make it easier to create, keep, and transfer records of agricultural procedures, as they can record information automatically and store it in the cloud for easy multi-device access. Self-driving and self-steering tractors can also significantly improve the accuracy of seeding, weeding, harvesting, and other procedures. This results in reduced use of seeds, pesticides, and other chemicals.