Indian agriculture continues to face challenges, but technology continues to try and help the Indian farmer. With the advent of driverless tractors or Autonomous Electric Tractors (AETs), the agri tech space goes up a notch in tech quotient.
Aeris, a California-based technology company and Hello Tractor, an ag-tech company, which has worked with farmers in Nigeria and Kenya, are coming up with a pay-as-you-use tractor service for Indian farmers.
Apart from this, Bakur Kvezereli, the CEO of Ztractor, who are about to launch their electric, driverless tractor told The Tech Panda that driverless tractors can help farmers who are poor: “With the AETs, farmer will be able to scale the size of a farm and upgrade to new high margin crop."
Renting farm equipment is an upcoming trend in Indian agriculture in recent years. Companies such as EM3 have operations in Madhya Pradesh since 2014, now extending to Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan as well. Also, Trringo, Mahindra & Mahindra’s farm equipment rental business is into the same sector.