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World’s First Electric Driverless Tractors Launched (Pictures) by Macsjebs(m): 12:38am On Jun 01
In recent times, we’ve witnessed electric cars take technology by its horns with both convenient and relatively extreme features. But while the entire world is grappling with fully surrendering to electric, self-driving cars, we are met with a more daring spark on the EV spectrum; electric driverless tractors, unarguably heralding the future of agriculture.

Newly invented by a California based start-up called Monarch Tractor, its electric tractor is officially known as the world’s first fully electric, self-driving tractor.

CEO of the company, Praveen Penmetsa in an interview with CNN Business spoke about the novel features of the electric tractors and hinted at manufacturing details of the electric tractors.

Here are some of the key features of the electric tractor:

- 10-hour battery life which can be obtained from a five-hour charge.
- It is programmed to carry out farming activities like ploughing, harvesting, mowing.
- No driver needed to function, only a remote operator who gets signals to stop or redirect during function.
- In-built sensors that can detect livestock and crops to prevent damage and enable it to work in tandem with farmers.
- Generates farming data that gives farmers accurate information on crop health and long-term yields, as well as irrigation leak or crop discolouration.


Monarch electric tractor say they are committed to elevating farming practices to enable clean, efficient, and economically viable solutions for today’s farmers and the generations of farmers to come. Each of Monarch’s electric tractors has been weighed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by an average of 53 tons annually — equivalent to taking 14 gasoline passenger cars off the road when charged with renewable electricity.

The company was able to raise $20 million in March and will be launching a series of pilot initiatives on working farms in three states California, Washington and Oregon. Farmers will be put through testing of the tractors and will also be able to purchase the tractors for $50,000.

Electric driverless tractors are an answered prayer for the agricultural sector and even more, the agri-tech industry as it has the potential of saving its stakeholders thousands of dollars a year in labour and fuel fees. A handful of other companies are also towing the direction of inventing more driverless tractors.

While Monarch is the first to sell an electric tractor, companies like California-based Bear Flag robotics, Denmark’s Agrointelli, and John Deere, have theirs in the works too.
Source: https://www.techcityng.com/the-future-of-agriculture-worlds-first-electric-driverless-tractors-launches-in-california/

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Re: World’s First Electric Driverless Tractors Launched (Pictures) by budaatum: 1:03am On Jun 01
In the future some time some shall be dialing the tractor from their bedroom to tell it to till the land and plant the corn while some will be up at 5am to go to hoe the farm.

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Re: World’s First Electric Driverless Tractors Launched (Pictures) by XXXXTENTACION: 1:24am On Jun 01
Meanwhile in Naija...... fulani herdsmen..... farmers.....

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Re: World’s First Electric Driverless Tractors Launched (Pictures) by Fulaniherdmens: 1:37am On Jun 01
beautiful innovation. I applaud the inventors.

I think our leaders have to come up with this for easy navigation against herders and farmers clash.

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Re: World’s First Electric Driverless Tractors Launched (Pictures) by iamyemiakins(m): 5:32am On Jun 01
Wonderful innovation!

They should also help us include AK-47 mode for the ones coming to Nigeria, to combat criminal Fulani herdsmen on sighting them around the farmland.

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Re: World’s First Electric Driverless Tractors Launched (Pictures) by cassidy1996(m): 8:31am On Jun 01
good

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Re: World’s First Electric Driverless Tractors Launched (Pictures) by Righteousness2(m): 11:35am On Jun 01
But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

As we rejoice for the technological advancements and Innovations in various facets of life in these times, let Us also be mindful of the times and Seasons which we are.

Let us Ensure that in all we do, we are Mindful of our Place in Eternity, because whether we like it or not or we want to Hear it or not, we are in the Last of the Last days.
And Everything we see around are in Fulfillment of the Endtimes.

Our Topmost is the Salvation of our Soul through JESUS Christ.

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Re: World’s First Electric Driverless Tractors Launched (Pictures) by HONESTFACT101(m): 1:02pm On Jun 01
and my country never produce cell phone ✆......signing out

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Re: World’s First Electric Driverless Tractors Launched (Pictures) by tendyjohn(m): 1:30pm On Jun 01
This is impressive.
Re: World’s First Electric Driverless Tractors Launched (Pictures) by Danisaint112(m): 12:29pm On Jun 03
Wow what a wonderful Innovation. Africa when. Biafra would have been the light of Africa but Lucifer and is agents disagreed.

God will surely lift me out of this shithole. I know this for sure.

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Re: World’s First Electric Driverless Tractors Launched (Pictures) by Tonyspecial(m): 5:56pm On Jun 03
Very nice,
While some people are here cry over a deleted mumu Tweet by a terrorist

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Re: World’s First Electric Driverless Tractors Launched (Pictures) by JosephXavier(m): 5:56pm On Jun 03
Meanwhile somewhere in Africa, some people said its a crime to implement modern technology in rearing their animals because they said it was passed down to them by their forefathers

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Re: World’s First Electric Driverless Tractors Launched (Pictures) by Legalcriminal: 5:56pm On Jun 03
How much is it I still get 2k for account make I buy like two and I’m starting a farm next raining season.

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Re: World’s First Electric Driverless Tractors Launched (Pictures) by ICTWeb: 5:56pm On Jun 03
Umm. The future is electric and why arab and Nigeria is still fighting over oil resources.
Re: World’s First Electric Driverless Tractors Launched (Pictures) by azraeljaheel: 5:56pm On Jun 03
In heaven you won't need all this


Says


Righteousness2

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Re: World’s First Electric Driverless Tractors Launched (Pictures) by vincentjk(m): 5:57pm On Jun 03
Buhari would prefer to use his cows and run his farming than spending any N25,000,000.00 on any so called driverless tractor.

To him, this tractor getting into nigeria will be the handwork of IPOB and twitter people because they're always ahead and he is scared of them so he's not interested.

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Re: World’s First Electric Driverless Tractors Launched (Pictures) by beautyhd: 5:57pm On Jun 03
Exactly what Nigerian farmers need to take care of Invaders like cows and their herders.

Once, you sight them destroying your crops, press the bulldozing button and watch your problems taken care of.

I wish, I wish

It will take decades to be seen in farms owned by locals in Nigeria

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Re: World’s First Electric Driverless Tractors Launched (Pictures) by sylve11: 5:57pm On Jun 03
This is beautiful.

If this one land our forest, the remote go stop working due to the hard terrain. cool
Re: World’s First Electric Driverless Tractors Launched (Pictures) by Xscape047: 5:57pm On Jun 03
Nice
Re: World’s First Electric Driverless Tractors Launched (Pictures) by Johntemmy(m): 5:58pm On Jun 03
Nice
Re: World’s First Electric Driverless Tractors Launched (Pictures) by tnewsr: 5:58pm On Jun 03
Wow

In-built sensors that can detect livestock and crops to prevent damage and enable it to work in tandem with farmers.
- Generates farming data that gives farmers accurate information on crop health and long-term yields, as well as irrigation leak or crop discolouration


These features are the main stand out. Technology is taking over. Same way Palace Aluminium is taking over in the building and construction industry. See my signature for free quotes.

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Re: World’s First Electric Driverless Tractors Launched (Pictures) by Adaorababy(f): 5:58pm On Jun 03
Africa shame dey shame me. Our only inventions and innovations are:
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Useless dance styles

Cyber crime expertise

Innovations on how to covet another's property without the victim knowing in time

Longevity during Sex and new or strange sex styles


Then, still in 2021, our unresolvable problems include:[font=Lucida Sans Unicode][/font]


Little or no access to electricity and water

Death trap potholes

Decaying health Care system

Insecurity emanating from insurgency,
banditry, armed robbery, assassination,

oppression by security agents

Poor education system

Corruption in public offices

Tribal bigotry in a continent that's predominantly blacks. Just to mention but a few.

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Re: World’s First Electric Driverless Tractors Launched (Pictures) by smartty68(m): 5:58pm On Jun 03
Why I don't like your threads is because it usually contain just one or two pictures and no videos.

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Re: World’s First Electric Driverless Tractors Launched (Pictures) by Whiteshield: 5:59pm On Jun 03
And some eternally retrogressive idiots are rejecting ranching saying they must roam about with cows like vagabonds.

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Re: World’s First Electric Driverless Tractors Launched (Pictures) by DenreleDave(m): 5:59pm On Jun 03
shocked
Re: World’s First Electric Driverless Tractors Launched (Pictures) by jomoh: 5:59pm On Jun 03
You can just prepare the ground in the day and program the tractor to work through the night while you sleep.
Re: World’s First Electric Driverless Tractors Launched (Pictures) by mrkings84(m): 5:59pm On Jun 03
Chai dear God, how did I found myself in this part of the world is still not clear!

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Re: World’s First Electric Driverless Tractors Launched (Pictures) by Lattop(m): 5:59pm On Jun 03
OK ooo

All we can do here is applaud the inventor cos farmers and herders are still fighting for land supremacy cheesy
Re: World’s First Electric Driverless Tractors Launched (Pictures) by Whiteshield: 5:59pm On Jun 03
mrkings84:
Chai dear God, how did I found myself in this part of the world is still not clear!

Find.
Re: World’s First Electric Driverless Tractors Launched (Pictures) by Kaybee14(m): 5:59pm On Jun 03
That's nice.

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