Horsch and Trimble have now announced that they will work together to develop technologies to enable more autonomy in agriculture. The aim is to create a future for autonomous machines and work processes in the industry and to develop new technological solutions.
The cooperation does not only extend to the autonomous control of machines, such as self-propelled crop protection sprayers. It also aims to provide the complete automation of work processes from the office to the field. Trimble’s existing experience in steering systems, track planning and process planning, paired with the Horsch machine fleet, will be used in the new development process.
In the first phase, the complex challenges in the areas of planning, machine control and logistics with which the operators of field sprayers are confronted, will be automated to exploit the machine’s optimum performance potential and to eliminate possible operating errors. The driver will have less to do in terms of machine operation but can intervene at any time for safety reasons. In the long term, this experience will be used to create the basis for operating completely autonomous machines.