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Automatically Steered John Deere Tractor


John Deere has loaned an 8420 auto-steer tractor (valued at $160,000) as a research platform for a funded research project with the company. The test tractor is located 20 miles from Auburn University and provides the ability to test various autonomous steering control strategies. Research will be conducted to quantify the variations in the dynamic steering model due to variations in vehicle configurations as well as variations in ground conditions.

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John Deere 8420 AutoTrac