Autonomous tractors are remotely operated driverless tractors used in agricultural sector. These tractors are light in weight and can work for 24 hours without any downtime. These tractors are also known as robotic tractors. They are used on fields and operated remotely through controllers. Usage of these tractors provide precision and excellent farming experience to farmers.
Driverless tractors make use of wireless technologies such as GPS for farming an agricultural plot, with the presence of a driver. The function of these tractors includes planting crops, taking pictures to monitor harvest, collecting real-time data such as crop condition and weather condition; all by means of remote control.
Similar to semi-autonomous (supervised), autonomous and unmanned ground vehicles, driverless or autonomous tractors are customized to avoid obstacles such as objects, animals and individuals in the field, decide speed, comprehend the position and navigate the vehicle, while performing the tasks. These tractors have the ability of seeding and planting. Thus, farming is expected to be revolutionized within the next decade, by the utilization of robots and self-driving tractors, which can easily, perform tedious assignments that are presently performed by people.
Rise in income from farming, increase in labor costs coupled with the progress in self-driving technology for vehicles including object detection capabilities using multi-camera systems, radar, and LIDAR technology is expected to positively influence the adoption of automated tractors globally. In addition, decline in prices of sensors and technology further boost the demand for autonomous tractors among farmers, globally. However, lack of awareness and technology integration hamper the market growth. Introduction of drones in agriculture serve as a new opportunity for the market.
These lightweight drone sprayers and integrated with autonomous tractors provide detailed aerial maps of farms, enabling farmers to take data-driven site-specific action and with the help of small multi-spectral sensors, they will measure key indicators about plant health, yields, water stress levels, and nitrogen deficiency.
The global autonomous tractors market can be segmented on the basis of components into sensors, GPS, and vision systems. The use of these sensors enable tractors to detect moving or stationary obstruction in its path and stop by itself, until a new path is assigned. Based on application areas of autonomous tractors, the market can be divided into harvesting, seed sowing, and irrigation. The global autonomous tractors are further classified geographically into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA and their respective countries.
Key players profiled in the report include AGCO Corporation, KINZE Manufacturing Inc., New Holland Agriculture, YANMAR CO., LTD., Deere & Company, Autonomous Tractor Corporation, Case IH, and Kubota.
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Autonomous Tractors Market Key Segments:
- GPS system
- Vision system
- Seed sowing
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- Rest of Asia-Pacific
- Latin America
- Middle East
- AGCO Corporation
- KINZE Manufacturing Inc.
- New Holland Agriculture
- YANMAR CO., LTD.
- Deere & Company
- Autonomous Tractor Corporation
- Case IH