Raven Industries announced today it will be utilizing its precision agriculture technologies to power the autonomous farming solutions of the future. Already a proven leader in many precision ag markets, Raven develops solutions that will be a pivotal tool in the development of autonomous platforms, according to the company.
“Raven has a strong history of pioneering precision ag advancements,” said 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.”
Raven’s first partnership will be with Dot Technology Corp. (DOT), a sister company to SeedMaster. Raven and DOT have entered into a joint agreement to develop technologies for the DOT Power Platform, a mobile diesel-powered platform designed to handle a large variety of implements commonly used in agriculture. Powered by Raven steering, guidance, and propulsion technologies, DOT completes tasks autonomously and enables farmers to spend more of their time focusing on the overall operation of their farms.
“Raven’s world-renowned leadership in the fields of steering, guidance, propulsion and application controls perfectly compliment DOT’s field path planning, user control experience, machine safety, remote communications software development and facilitates ISOBUS compatible implements,” said Norbert Beaujot, President of DOT and SeedMaster.
In addition, Raven’s products such as Hawkeye, the Raven Rate Control Module (RCM), AutoBoom and Sidekick Pro Direct Injection will be compatible with the many implements supported by an autonomous solution.
“This opportunity is a perfect fit for Raven technology,” said 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.”