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Driverless combine to harvest crops in Russia?

1 Sep '16
Ruselectronics, Russia’s largest umbrella company for medium-sized and big tech developers, has unveiled its $3.5m autonomous driving project for agriculture. It starts by developing a driverless harvesting combine, using Russian-made electronic components and domestic software exclusively.

According to Ruselectronics, the core parts of the future robotic machines for agriculture are expected to come from NIIMA Progress, a Moscow-based microelectronics design center and asset of Ruselectronics.

NIIMA Progress CEO Igor Korneyev believes the new product will hit the Russian market within the next two years. “The task of creating a driverless harvester and tractor will be solved faster than that of making a driverless automobile,” he said.

Three key units will be responsible for driving the combine around, including a hydraulic control unit, electric navigation controller, and GLONASS/GPS receiver. The receiver is reported to have been successfully tested back in 2014, showing an accuracy error of just 2cm.
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