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Nov 14, 2023.

New Holland and Case IH to Integrate ZED X in Latest Autonomous Tractors

At the forefront of innovation is the Agritechnica show in Germany, the world’s leading trade fair for agricultural machinery. Discover how New Holland, Case IH, Lemken and Krone have integrated Stereolabs ZED stereo cameras and vision-based perception in their machines.

Stereolabs has emerged as a pivotal player in advancing agricultural technology. Our vision-based perception platform, equipped with cameras and advanced AI algorithms, is redefining the capabilities of agricultural machinery. This leap in technology allows for more precise, autonomous, and safer farming operations.

At Agritechnica in Germany, Stereolabs’ integration into various farming equipment is a highlight. From autonomous tractors to smart harvesting systems, Stereolabs’ technology is at the heart of these innovations, demonstrating a significant shift towards more autonomous and intelligent farming methods.

ZED X for 360° Surround Perception

Already embedded within the industry’s first all-electric tractor, Monarch MK-V, Stereolabs technology is now integrated in the cutting-edge New Holland T4 Electric Power Tractor and the Case IH’s Farmall 75C Electric to bring perception and obstacle detection.

New Holland, T4 Electric Power Tractor

Case IH’s first fully electric tractor, the Farmall 75C Electric

Capable of obstacle detection and path perception, providing real-time crop mapping with unparalleled 3D accuracy and resolution, Stereolabs combination of hardware and software products ensure a clear and secure view in real-time: thanks to a 360° awareness of people and objects, it encompasses the area in front of, around, and through the bucket, enabling precise tire placement.

This innovative solution presents a substantial alternative to LIDAR, at a fraction of the cost, and has been selected by those major industrial manufacturers. Our cutting-edge perception platform has also been seamlessly integrated into the first cabin-less robotic tractors, the LEMKEN and KRONE – Autonomous Tractor Units.

LEMKEN, Autonomous Tractor Unit

KRONE, Autonomous Tractor Unit

Requiring safe autonomous work on the field while at the same time ensuring an optimum work result, manufacturers had to equip those standard machines with high quality 3D sensing technology. That’s the reason why Stereolabs products have been selected and integrated.

The Road Ahead

As we look towards the future, the collaboration between Stereolabs and agricultural machinery manufacturers is just the beginning. The possibilities are endless – from enhancing food security to promoting sustainable farming practices. This technology is not just about innovation; it’s about creating a sustainable and efficient future for agriculture.

The Agritechnica show in Germany is more than just a display of agricultural machinery; it was a glimpse into the future of farming. Stereolabs’ vision-based perception platform is set to revolutionize agricultural operations, making them smarter, more efficient, and more sustainable. It’s an exciting time for the agricultural sector, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds.