At the 2019 Agritechnica exposition in Hanover, Germany, John Deere displayed award-winning product innovations and showcased its Future Technology Zone – an exhibit highlighting advanced machine technology concepts that could drive future innovations in agriculture, the company reports. The exhibit included nine R&D prototypes focused on automation, electrification and artificial intelligence.
The automation display focused on ways machines could perform certain operations in the field with minimal human assistance. The electrification portion focused on replacing mechanical and hydraulic components to make machines more efficient and productive while supporting emission-free farming and a reduced CO2 footprint. Artificial intelligence, or the concept of machines having the ability to act and behave like humans, was the third and final concept displayed.
Prior to the exposition, John Deere was awarded one gold medal and three silver medals by the DLG (German Agricultural Society) jury for its latest machine technology innovations. The one and only Gold Medal was awarded for the new John Deere eAutoPower transmission, the first electro-mechanical power split transmission that makes tractor-implement electrification possible.