John Deere’s fully autonomous tractor will be available to farmers later this year. The tractor made its debut at a huge consumer technology show Tuesday in Las Vegas. Deanna Kovar is the vice president of Deere’s precision agriculture business and says farmers will be able to monitor the autonomous tractor remotely from their phone, tablet or computer. “These machines don’t get tired and they don’t call in sick; they get the job done when it needs to be done, allowing farmers to get the most out of their equipment and their land.” Kovar emphasized this new technology is ready for large-scale production. “This isn’t a concept machine; this isn’t a demo; this is a working machine that will be available later this year to farmers.”
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