"This is a giant step from existing technology in that it is truly autonomous and there is no human override in the cab," says Susanne Kinzenbaw Veatch, Kinze vice president and chief marketing officer. "The systems allow one farmer to operate multiple systems at the same time, vastly increasing efficiency."ASME, May 2012
Bringing in the harvest with driverless tractors
John Kosowatz | Senior Editor
Recall that in the pre-agricultural subsistence age, virtually all labor went in to food production, chiefly through hunting and gathering. In the agricultural age, well over 90% of labor went into agricultural production. In the industrial age, this is down to about 1% in mechanized countries. With automation and robotics, it will soon be well under 1% in the digital age.