Recent 737 Max Crashes are a Preview of Driverless Liability Issues to Come

Recent 737 Max Crashes are a Preview of Driverless Liability Issues to Come

The Boeing 737 Max tragedies will force us to examine liability issues between software developers, hardware manufacturers, and their human operators. These issues have ramifications for other driverless technologies.

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All Electric Excavator is a Preview of Farm Equipment to Come

All Electric Excavator is a Preview of Farm Equipment to Come

Nearly every automotive manufacturer will have an electric vehicle for sale in 2019. Will we see this same trend in farm equipment?

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Ag Tech Predictions for 2018

Ag Tech Predictions for 2018

Here are my predictions for the ag tech buzzwords we'll be talking about in 2018.

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The Year in Reverse: 2017

The Year in Reverse: 2017

Here's a look back at the four biggest ag law and technology stories from 2017.

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Will OSHA be an Obstacle for Autonomous Farm Technology?

Will OSHA be an Obstacle for Autonomous Farm Technology?

For the most part, as long as driverless machinery stays in the field and off of public roads, there are few regulations that prevent these new technologies.  But there are some exceptions.

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The Year in Reverse: 2016

The Year in Reverse: 2016

Here's a look back at the five biggest ag law and technology stories from 2016.

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John Deere's Electric Tractor Concept: A Bigger Idea than Just Another Tractor

John Deere's Electric Tractor Concept: A Bigger Idea than Just Another Tractor

Earlier this year, I asked when is Tesla’s electricity going to come to farm?  This week John Deere caught my attention this week when it announced an all-electric tractor concept in France. This post takes a closer look. 

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An In Depth Look at the Federal Automated Vehicles Policy

An In Depth Look at the Federal Automated Vehicles Policy

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued its Federal Automated Vehicles Policy.  Although this policy applies solely to on-road vehicles, CNH’s recent introduction of a concept autonomous tractor suggests that NHTSA’s policy may have agricultural implications too.  This post takes a deeper look at NHTSA’s Automated Vehicles Policy.

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Case IH Autonomous Tractor: What are the Legal Hurdles?

Case IH Autonomous Tractor: What are the Legal Hurdles?

Case IH unvieled its first autonomous tractor concept.  What are the legal issues that will follow these driverless vehicles into the field?

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Updated: Are We Ready for Autonomous Tractors?

Updated: Are We Ready for Autonomous Tractors?

Although Google’s autonomous car appears to be getting most of the press, the auto-guidance system on tractors, combines, sprayers and other farm equipment has been around for years. 

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