Autonomous Solutions technology being used for New Holland Agriculture and Case IH pilot programs with large growers

The primary purpose of these pilot programs is to collect more data and feedback from the best farm operators.

Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (ASI) technology will be used in two pilot programs with large scale commercial growers in California. A partnership agreement has been announced between ASI, New Holland Agriculture, and E. & J. Gallo Winery, the largest family-owned winery in the world, to operate the autonomous vehicles in their vineyard operations. Similarly, there has also been a partnership announced between ASI, Case IH, and Campbell Soup Companys Bolthouse Farms, one of North Americas largest vegetable growers.


The primary purpose of these pilot programs is to collect more data and feedback from the best farm operators.

"We are delighted to work with these world class organizations at this exciting time," says Mel Torrie, CEO of ASI. "The technology maturity and lower costs are converging towards an automation disruption just in time to help with the severe shortage of farm labor."

E. & J. Gallo Winery will be using New Holland T4.110F vineyard tractors in their operations in California that are fitted with autonomous technology. The systems will be performing a full range of maintenance and crop production tasks. These tasks are highly repetitive and are done many times throughout the year making it an ideal application for automation.

ASI and Case IH are also working with Bolthouse Farms. This pilot program, also based in California, will be using multiple autonomous Case IH Steiger® Quadtrac® tractors for crop tillage.

"Feedback from these operations is key for us to further refine the solution for specific implements and production scenarios." says Bret Turpin, Agriculture Project Owner for ASI.

This work builds upon longstanding collaboration between ASI and these global agricultural manufacturers. Recently commercialized products, which have derived from the research and development activities of the autonomous program, have included the release of Case IHs AccuTurn™ and New Holland Agricultures IntelliTurn™ automated end-of-row turning products.

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About Autonomous Solutions, Inc.

Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (ASI) designs and manufactures unmanned vehicle systems, software, and components that are OEM agnostic. ASIs core technology platform integrates into existing vehicles and interfaces with ASIs Mobius® command and control software. This technology is currently being used by many of the worlds leading automotive manufacturers, in mining applications around the world, in defense and security applications, mowing applications, material handling applications and more. ASI customers have experienced enhanced safety, increased efficiency, and improved accuracy.

For over 18 years, ASI has been a leader in vehicle automation. ASI has a strong software team which makes up over half of its engineering work force. ASIs Mobius software allows for command and control of a fleet of vehicles in addition to ease of use, industry specific task planning, and vehicle diagnostics. ASI has extensive experience automating vehicles of all shapes and sizes with an emphasis on systems integration, obstacle detection and avoidance, tele-operation, and fully autonomous controls. For more information about ASI visit www.asirobots.com.

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