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Automated and Autonomous Driving in the Agricultural Industry

The intelligent and targeted management of agricultural areas is set to increase further over the coming years. From 2025, autonomous, fully automated and fully connected agricultural vehicles will be an increasingly common sight on farm fields.

Hans-Jürgen Duensing, a member of the Executive Board of the ContiTech division with responsibility for the Off-Highway Initiative, at Agritechnica 2017 © Continental AG


The farmer of the future will no longer have to spend fifteen hours a day out on the fields during the harvesting season; instead, they will be able to control and monitor the entire harvesting process centrally from a location of their choice. The farm of tomorrow will resemble an ultra-modern technology center.

Hans-Jürgen Duensing, member of Continental’s Executive Board.

To achieve its goals in this sector, Continental is drawing on the technological expertise of its automotive engineers and systematically transferring this knowhow to the needs of its customers in the agricultural industry. In turn, experience from the agricultural industry is helping to support developments in the automotive industry, too. At the Agritechnica 2017, the technology company has showcased a range of selected innovations and highlights for Agriculture 4.0.

Find out more about Agriculture 4.0.