Farmers had self-driving technology before Google. Farmers have been using GPS for both location and field mapping for years. With constant attention directed to the computer monitors and read-outs in the tractor or combine cabs, self-driving technology is a necessity.
The farmer is still needed in the cab, however, to monitor and adjust to changes in the field and crop.
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