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Federated Wireless and Blue White Robotics collaborated with Intel to deliver 5G technology that enables self-driving tractors at a California vineyard. BWR, an autonomous devices specialist, delivered the kit that converted existing John Deere tractors into the fleet of self-driving machines.
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Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed a joint development agreement with Coast Autonomous Inc. to speed up the development and launch of robotic solutions. In the initial phase, the partnership between Kalmar and Coast Autonomous will focus on the autonomous driving functionality of the Kalmar RoboTractor - an autonomous terminal tractor. Kalmar has also become a minority shareholder of Coast Autonomous, an autonomous driving startup in US.
John Deere has made another acquisition related to the development of autonomous tractors. John Deere purchased Redwood City, Calif.-based Light, which specializes in depth sensing and camera-based perception for autonomous vehicles.