London-based company reveals driverless tractor concepts

Posted at 8:22 AM, Sep 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-02 10:33:41-04

Old MacDonald had a farm...and an autonomous tractor?

London-based CNH Industrial recently revealed its driverless tractor concepts.

The company says on its website that it made two autonomous versions - one that's completely cabless, and another that could still be operated by workers for tasks that are best done by humans.

According to CNH, field boundaries are entered into the tractor systems and the vehicles are guided by path plotting software. These tractors, the company notes, can be controlled via tablet or computer.

The tractors are also reportedly equipped with radar, LiDAR and video cameras which helps the vehicles identify obstacles.

It's important to note that these tractors are just concepts, but it's neat to think of the possibilities. 

More details from CNH here.