Raven Industries to showcase autonomous agriculture technology at DOT demo days
Raven Industries, Inc., as majority owner of Dot Technology Corp. (DOT), will be displaying the latest advancements in autonomous agriculture at DOT Demo Days in Maricopa, AZ, this spring.
The Dot Power Platform (Dot) is powered by Raven’s suite of machine control technology, including the RS1 for steering and guidance, Slingshot for remote support and connectivity, and Raven’s object detection and avoidance solution. Dot reportedly completes tasks autonomously and enables farmers to spend more of their time focusing on the overall operation of their farms. The companies are preparing for commercialization of the technology this spring.
“Our development and speed to market have positioned us to be the leader in autonomous agriculture,” said Wade Robey, Executive Director of Raven Autonomy. “In addition to the commercialization of Dot, we’re preparing to release AutoCart, our autonomous grain cart technology, for use during the fall harvest. Our progress will equip customers to be more efficient and maximize profits.”
Raven is now accepting preorders for AutoCart.
In addition, the company has announced a new suite of fleet management tools to be added to its Slingshot portfolio. The added functions will reportedly enhance Raven’s Connected Workflow, a streamlined solution designed for ag retailers to sync their office to the field.
The Slingshot platform now includes Fleet Analytics Manager, a reporting tool which provides insight on an operation’s entire fleet and system. The tool can reportedly analyze current and past Slingshot work orders and report on data, such as acres covered or machine usage. In addition, notifications will now alert users on system events tied to any Raven hardware connected to the machine. The alerts are customizable and will be available by user type, criticality, location, and system.
“These new tools are capable of completely optimizing an ag retailer’s operation,” said Paul Welbig, Director of Slingshot Services & Logistics. “The addition of the Slingshot Fleet Analytics Manager further enhances Raven’s deep commitment to the ag retailer and our Connected Workflow solution. We are seeing ag retailers gain complete visibility into their operation for the very first time, allowing them to make informed decisions and ultimately maximize their bottom line.”
“Gaining visibility into our fleet performance beyond the engine hours and into the operational efficiencies is going to be a game changer for our organization,” stated Neal Hiemstra, Agronomy Logistics Manager at Agtegra Cooperative.
The added functionality is available in the Slingshot Portal now for early adopters.
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