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National Computer Science Education Week | Self-Driving Gator

JRE provided an interactive Gator with Green Star Receiver and tractor for Governor Ralph Northam to illustrate how John Deere...

Governor at National Computer Science Education week with self-driving Gator. Governor Northam in Danville.

JRE provided an interactive Gator with Green Star Receiver and tractor for Governor Ralph Northam to illustrate how John Deere does Precision Ag. They used the 835R gator to DEMO the STARFIRE 6000.  The Governor actually drove the 835R Cab gator and engaged the auto steer Function. To watch the video on WSLS click the above picture.

Gators are not normally outfitted with Autosteer functions but this was a user-friendly way of illustrating the technology that is now commonplace in our industry.

During the National Computer Science Education Week, the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research held an event to highlight technology in farming.

Who knows, maybe one day we will be in self-driving gators as part of everyday life. The future is technologically equipped to handle the challenges presented by our industry.

To read more about the event and view a video of Gov. Ralph Northam click here.