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Overview

NREC converted a John Deere tractor into an autonomous vehicle for spraying water in orchards.

NREC developed a vehicle retrofit kit that allowed the tractor to operate without a human driver.  Its software accurately estimated the vehicle’s position and enabled it to autonomously follow previously-driven paths.

The autonomous tractor sprayed water while following a seven kilometer long path through an orange orchard without any human intervention.

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