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Demonstration of functional driverless tractor for Australian horticulture

Hort Innovation has contracted the Almond Board of Australia to investigate the impediments to update of driverless technology in the Australian almond industry, review the technology options available and to demonstrate the technology at the Almond demo farm in Loxton SA.

Project date

30 Jun 2020-1 Jun 2024

Principal investigator

Bianca Cairns

Research organisations

Almond Board of Australia

Project funded by

Multiple industries
Alternative protein Cross industry Fruits Nuts Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Vegetables

Hort Innovation

Hort Innovation is the grower-owned, not-for-profit research and development corporation for Australia's horticulture industry. As one of the nation's 15 Rural …
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  • Project date

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  • Research organisation

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