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Raven Technology to Power Future Autonomous Innovations
Raven Industries will use its precision agriculture technologies to power future autonomous farming platforms.
“Raven has a strong history of pioneering precision ag advancements,” says Brian Meyer, division vice president and general manager of Raven Applied Technology. “We believe the next generation of ag technology includes autonomous platforms, and we know that our products will be able to serve this market well.”
The South Dakota-based company’s first partnership will be with Dot Technology Corporation (DOT), a sister company of SeedMaster. The joint agreement will enable the two to develop technologies for the DOT Power Platform. This mobile diesel-powered platform is designed to handle a large variety of implements used in agriculture. Equipped with Raven steering, guidance, and propulsion technologies, DOT will be able to complete tasks autonomously. In turn, it will allow farmers to focus on other aspects of their operations.
“Raven’s world-renowned leadership in the fields of steering, guidance, propulsion, and application controls perfectly complement DOT’s field path planning, user control experience, machine safety, remote communications software development and facilitates ISOBUS-compatible implements,” says Norbert Beaujot, president of DOT and SeedMaster.
Other Raven products, like Hawkeye, the Rate Control Module, AutoBoom, and Sidekick Pro Direct Injection, will be compatible with a variety of implements that are supported by an autonomous solution.
“This opportunity is a perfect fit for Raven technology,” says Tim Heins, product manager of Raven Applied Technology. “We look forward to utilizing our existing strengths in steering, guidance, and application controls to further advance precision ag technologies.”