Automation technology is developing rapidly, not least in agriculture. Several of the biggest challenges in vehicular automation technology, such as complex interactions with other road users, are less problematic for agricultural vehicles than for road vehicles. There is therefore potential for comparatively rapid development and market introduction.
The purpose of this project is to develop important elements for automation of field work for plant cultivation and verify them in real operation on an existing agricultural machine. This includes, in addition to control systems for vehicle propulsion, also control of implements, security, computer communication and interfaces with other hardware and software. The goal is to make open source code available for systems that can be used as a software platform for autonomous agricultural vehicles, which can then be used to develop systems that are increasingly powerful, cheap and environmentally friendly plant cultivation systems.