In the future, our tractors are going to drive on their own and use smart algorithms to automate farming tasks. Take the CNH Autonomous Tractor concept. It is a smart driverless tractor with sensors and algorithm to avoid obstacles and work 24 hours a day without fatigue.
The tractor automates grain handling during the harvest. It relies on LiDAR, video cameras, and other sensors to stay out of trouble and get things done. These machines can be controlled using a desktop computer or a portable tablet. In the future, these tractors will use big data such as real time weather data for optimal performance. Multiple autonomous tractors can be put to work in one field or separate fields. You can find out more about concept Case IH Magnum and New Holland T8 NHDrive autonomous tractors here.