Autonomous vehicles are quickly transforming the way we look at agriculture. AVs offer promising solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing the agricultural industry — from labor shortages to the need for greater efficiency. Autonomous vehicles allow farmers to monitor their land in real-time, reduce labor costs, and increase production output. With the help of AV technology, farmers can also increase safety in their fields, improve crop management, and reduce their environmental footprint.
John Deere has a long history of bringing innovation to the agricultural industry. Today, John Deere is investing in the future of farming by developing next-generation AV equipment and making these technologies accessible to producers across the country.
We sat down to chat with Noah Schwartz, Lead Perception Engineer at Bear Flag Robotics — a developer of autonomous technology for agriculture equipment acquired by John Deere in 2021. Noah shared how John Deere is making the future of agriculture a reality today.