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New York, NY – April 12, 2018 – The Edison Awards announced today that Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (ASI) was voted a Gold winner in the 2018 Edison Awards for its work in the development of the Autonomous Tractor Concept with CNH Industrial and its brands Case IH and New Holland Agriculture.

The Edison Awards, celebrating 31 years of honoring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services, made the announcement at the April 11th event at The Capitale in New York City. ASI’s Bret Turpin, joined hundreds of other senior executives from some of the world’s most recognized companies to acknowledge ASI’s hard work and commitment to safe, efficient autonomous vehicle technology for commercial applications.

Edison Awards 2018
Mr. Bret Turpin, representing ASI at the Edison Awards 2018

ASI is the autonomous technology provider for CNH Industrial, parent company of Case IH and New Holland Agriculture and jointly announced the Autonomous Tractor Concept with those companies in late 2016.

“Winning Gold in the Edison Awards further acknowledges ASI’s hard work and commitment to developing safe and efficient autonomous vehicle technology.”

The Autonomous Tractor Concept is a fully functioning large scale autonomous tractor. It is capable of autonomous seeding, planting, and tillage for broad acre and row crop farming. The vehicles are also capable of obstacle detection which will enhance safety in the agriculture industry. Recent developments have seen the technology deployed in pilot programs at two of the nation’s largest growers in California.

“Winning Gold in the Edison Awards further acknowledges ASI’s hard work and commitment to developing safe and efficient autonomous vehicle technology,” says Bret Turpin, project manager for ASI Agriculture. “To be honored with this prestigious award alongside companies like Lockheed Martin and General Electric is a tribute to our developers, leadership, and teams at ASI.”

Being recognized with an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business. The awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose inventions, new product development methods and innovative achievements literally changed the world.



“Our judges recognized ASI as a true innovator out of the many products in its category,” said Frank Bonafilia, executive director of the Edison Awards.

The ballot of nominees for the Edison Awards was judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives including past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medical.

Edison Awards 2018

All nominations are reviewed by the Edison Awards Steering Committee with the final ballot being sent to an independent judging panel. Final winners will be announced April 11, 2018. The judging panel was comprised of more than 3,000 professionals from the fields of product development, design, engineering, science, marketing and education, including professional organizations representing a wide variety of industries and disciplines.

ASI previously won an Edison Award in 2013 for its patented Guideline® Robotic Convoy System. Guideline® is a ground vehicle convoy solution that tethers unmanned follower vehicles to a manned or unmanned lead vehicle. Follower vehicles execute the exact path the leader takes.

For more information on the Edison Awards, please visit their website.

About Autonomous Solutions, Inc.

Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (ASI) designs and manufactures unmanned vehicle systems, software, and components that are OEM agnostic. ASI’s robotic kits and command and control software can be leveraged in a variety of industries including agriculture, automotive, mining, military, security, and industrial applications. ASI’s vehicle automation kits are OEM independent and have been used for many different applications. Clients have experienced enhanced safety, increased efficiency, and improved accuracy.

For over 18 years, ASI has been a leader in vehicle automation. ASI has a strong software team which makes up over half of its engineering work force. ASI’s Mobius software allows for command and control of a fleet of vehicles in addition to ease of use, industry specific task planning, and vehicle diagnostics. ASI has extensive experience automating vehicles of all shapes and sizes with an emphasis on systems integration, obstacle detection and avoidance, tele-operation, and fully autonomous controls. For more information about ASI visit www.asirobots.com.






LOGAN, Utah, March 7, 2018 – Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (ASI) technology will be used in two pilot programs with large scale commercial growers in California. A partnership agreement has been announced between ASI, New Holland Agriculture, and E. & J. Gallo Winery, the largest family-owned winery in the world, to operate the autonomous vehicles in their vineyard operations. Similarly, there has also been a partnership announced between ASI, Case IH, and Campbell Soup Company’s Bolthouse Farms, one of North America’s largest vegetable growers.

New Holland T4.110F Vineyard Tractor
New Holland T4.110F Vineyard Tractor. Photo courtesy of New Holland Agriculture.

The primary purpose of these pilot programs is to collect more data and feedback from the best farm operators.

“We are delighted to work with these world class organizations at this exciting time,” says Mel Torrie, CEO of ASI. “The technology maturity and lower costs are converging towards an automation disruption just in time to help with the severe shortage of farm labor.”

“We are delighted to work with these world class organizations at this exciting time.”

E. & J. Gallo Winery will be using T4.110F vineyard tractors in their operations in California that are fitted with autonomous technology. The systems will be performing a full range of maintenance and crop production tasks. These tasks are highly repetitive and are done many times throughout the year making it an ideal application for automation.



ASI and Case IH are also working with Bolthouse Farms. This pilot program, also based in California, will be using multiple autonomous Case IH Steiger® Quadtrac® tractors for crop tillage.

“Feedback from these operations is key for us to further refine the solution for specific implements and production scenarios.” says Bret Turpin, Agriculture Project Owner for ASI.

This work builds upon longstanding collaboration between ASI and these global agricultural manufacturers. Recently commercialized products, which have derived from the research and development activities of the autonomous program, have included the release of Case IH’s AccuTurnand New Holland Agriculture’s IntelliTurnautomated end-of-row turning products.

About Autonomous Solutions, Inc.

ASI’s technology is currently being used by many of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers, in mining applications around the world, in defense and security applications, mowing applications and material handling applications and more.

ASI’s core technology platform integrates into existing vehicles and interfaces with ASI’s Mobius® command and control software. This technology can be applied to many industries and commercial settings. Mobius® allows industries to be more efficient, safer, and more cost effective.

Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (ASI) designs and manufactures unmanned vehicle systems, software, and components that are OEM agnostic. ASI’s robotic kits and command and control software can be leveraged in a variety of industries including agriculture, automotive, mining, military, security, and industrial applications. ASI’s vehicle automation kits are OEM independent and have been used for many different applications. Clients have experienced enhanced safety, increased efficiency, and improved accuracy.

For over 18 years, ASI has been a leader in vehicle automation. ASI has a strong software team which makes up over half of its engineering work force. ASI’s Mobius® software allows for command and control of a fleet of vehicles in addition to ease of use, industry specific task planning, and vehicle diagnostics. ASI has extensive experience automating vehicles of all shapes and sizes with an emphasis on systems integration, obstacle detection and avoidance, tele-operation, and fully autonomous controls. For more information about ASI visit www.asirobots.com.






MARCH 6, 2018 – Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (ASI), has partnered with FireFly Automatix to disrupt the turf farming industry with its M220 Self-Propelled Turf Mower.

“FireFly is pioneering a dramatic shift in turf farming,” said David Clyde, ASI Director of New Market Development. “Not only are their machines designed to be the most efficient in the market, but with the help of ASI’s advanced driverless vehicle solutions applied to the new M220 mower, they are positioned to successfully deliver an entirely new level of value and service to their customers.”

The sod equipment manufacturer announced its technology partnership with ASI at the latest Turfgrass Producers International Education Conference and Field Days in Tucson, Arizona. The event highlighted the M220 mower and included a live demonstration of the vehicle operating autonomously.

“While sod harvesting only happens once a year, it needs to be mowed weekly to keep it healthy,” said FireFly CEO, Andrew Limpert. “We’ve expressly designed and built this mower from the engine to the decks for this specific and necessary task, with future versions offering even more autonomy.”

Close up of FireFly self-propelled mower
FireFly M220 mower with automation powered by ASI

As the autonomous capabilities of the M220 develop, turf farmers will have the ability to create maps of their fields, assign multiple mowers to separate fields and dispatch them to mow, unmanned, all with the click of a mouse or tap on the screen.

ASI’s industry-leading command and control software, Mobius, instinctively creates the most efficient route for optimal area coverage of every field. The software platform communicates with and controls each machine, managing its speed, direction, turning radius, obstacle detection, braking, blade height and more.

“Mobius continues to expand its capabilities as the most advanced, interoperable vehicle automation software in the market,” said Clyde. “We are excited to add industrial turf mowing to that growing list of capabilities.”

About Autonomous Solutions, Inc.

Autonomous Solutions, Inc. is a world leader in vehicle automation. ASI’s Mobius platform provides an OEM-agnostic, interoperable command and control software solution for autonomous vehicles. Mobius enables mine operations to integrate a variety of mining based vehicles under a comprehensive platform. ASI’s robotic hardware and software systems allow users to safely manage their entire fleet of vehicles autonomously. A world leader in vendor-independent vehicle automation systems, we serve clients in the mining, agriculture, automotive, government, and manufacturing industries with remote control, teleoperation, and fully automated solutions, all from our headquarters and 100-acre proving ground in northern Utah.

ASI’s vehicle automation products can be found in companies and government agencies throughout the world, including Anglo American, Rio Tinto, Ford Motor Company, Case New Holland, Luke Air Force Base, General Dynamics, Sharp Electronics, and others.



FireFly mower at TPI 2018
FireFly self-propelled mower at TPI 2018

About FireFly Automatix

FireFly Automatix, Inc. is bringing key, advanced technologies to the agricultural industry. The company manufactures automated, self-propelled equipment for niche agricultural markets that is far more efficient than any offered by other equipment vendors in their targeted markets. Founded in 2010 and headquartered in North Salt Lake, Utah, the company was named Utah’s fastest growing company in 2016 and 2017 by MountainWest Capital Network. FireFly equipment brings increased productivity, fuel savings (50-75 percent less fuel burned than competitors) and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity to agriculture. The company has advanced rapidly and is now the predominant U.S. provider to many of the country’s largest turf farms and is also serving a progressively growing international customer base, with its first non-U.S. dealership in Australia. For more information, visit fireflyequipment.com.






LOGAN, Utah – February 15, 2018 – Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (ASI) has been named a finalist for the 2018 Edison Awards for its work in the development of the Autonomous Tractor Concept with CNH Industrial and its brands Case IH and New Holland Agriculture.

ASI is the autonomous technology provider for CNH Industrial, parent company of Case IH and New Holland Agriculture and jointly announced the Autonomous Tractor Concept with those companies in late 2016.

ASI and CNHi Autonomous Tractor Concept

The Autonomous Tractor Concept is the first fully functioning large scale autonomous tractor. It is capable of autonomous seeding, planting, and tillage for broad acre and row crop farming. The vehicles are also capable of obstacle detection which will enhance safety in the agriculture industry.

The Edison Awards, named after Thomas Edison, recognizes and honors the world’s best in innovators and innovations. The Edison Awards will announce gold, silver and bronze award winners at the 31st Annual Edison Awards held April 11 in New York City.

“We’re delighted that the Autonomous Tractor Concept has been selected as a finalist in the Edison Awards,” says Bret Turpin, project manager for ASI Agriculture. “There are many other great companies and exciting products being listed and we’re excited to be listed alongside them.”



ASI previously won an Edison Award in 2013 for its patented Guideline Robotic Convoy System. Guideline is a ground vehicle convoy solution that tethers unmanned follower vehicles to a manned or unmanned lead vehicle. Follower vehicles execute the exact path the leader takes.

All nominations are reviewed by the Edison Awards Steering Committee with the final ballot being sent to an independent judging panel. Final winners will be announced April 11, 2018. The judging panel was comprised of more than 3,000 professionals from the fields of product development, design, engineering, science, marketing and education, including professional organizations representing a wide variety of industries and disciplines.

For more information on the Edison Awards, please visit www.edisonawards.com.

About Autonomous Solutions, Inc.

Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (ASI) designs and manufactures unmanned vehicle systems, software, and components that are OEM agnostic. ASI’s robotic kits and command and control software can be leveraged in a variety of industries including agriculture, automotive, mining, military, security, and industrial applications. ASI’s vehicle automation kits are OEM independent and have been used for many different applications. Clients have experienced enhanced safety, increased efficiency, and improved accuracy.

For over 18 years, ASI has been a leader in vehicle automation. ASI has a strong software team which makes up over half of its engineering work force. ASI’s Mobius software allows for command and control of a fleet of vehicles in addition to ease of use, industry specific task planning, and vehicle diagnostics. ASI has extensive experience automating vehicles of all shapes and sizes with an emphasis on systems integration, obstacle detection and avoidance, tele-operation, and fully autonomous controls.

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CEO and founder of Autonomous Solutions, Mel Torrie, has an ambitious goal to give back one billion dollars through various charitable activities striving to help others reach their fullest potential.

ASI Gives Back, the volunteer group responsible for ASI’s charitable initiatives, regularly organizes events in which its employees participate. Autonomous Solutions, Inc. is the corporate sponsor for the Wayne Julien Torrie Foundation, a nonprofit organization that manages fundraising activities in alignment with the ASI Gives Back group.

Recently, ASI Gives Back dreamed bigger and organized an event that gave volunteers the opportunity to make an impact for underprivileged children in Guatemala by providing things like LEGO robotics kits, tablets, musical instruments, efficient gardening systems and more.

A lot of work and contributions went into making these efforts possible. ASI Gives Back, along with the foundation, organized several events for employees and the community to donate to the cause. These fundraising events were highlighted by the first Robot Days 5K Fun Run, hosted at ASI’s 100-acre facility in northern Utah. Runners young and old were able to race a robot on ASI’s vehicle tracks, enjoy a pancake breakfast, play with LEGO robots, win prizes and more.

ASI Gives Back gardening stands

With preparations completed and funds raised, the ASI team traveled to Guatemala. It was made up of volunteer ASI employees and their families. They had an amazing experience and loved helping the people of Guatemala.

The goal was to help local elementary schools raise their educational capabilities through several projects focused on music, gardening, and technology. ASI Gives Back teamed up with theTango Foundation which provides medical services in impoverished areas and is familiar with some of the challenges these schools face. ASI Gives Back also worked with Pueblo a Pueblo, a local non-profit in Guatemala to help plan and organize these efforts.

One project involved building an efficient gardening system to increase the yield of their crops. Well before heading to Guatemala, the group designed and tested several innovative ways to grow crops. They found that a certain vertical growing structure performed the best and made the most sense. These growing systems will provide more food, leading to fewer malnourished children.

Another project done jointly with World Possible, another non-profit, provided access to educational websites for five schools in areas where the internet is not accessible. ASI supplied 50 tablets and five servers and installed a system called RACHEL, “a portable plug-and-play server which stores educational websites and makes that content available over any local (offline) wireless connection.” Then the tablets can be used by students in the classroom, as if they were on the internet, to enhance their education and open new opportunities.



Guatemalan school teachers using robots

The last focus was music. ASI brought keyboards and drum kits for the schools to teach music to their students. In addition, volunteers held music sessions to share the instruments and their rhythmic talents with the children.

Other projects included teaching entrepreneurial and QuickBooks trainings and providing resources for those interested in starting small businesses in the area, such as bee keeping. The group also helped tile the floor of one of the libraries and supplied bee keeping equipment and materials to build bee hives. They also teamed up with Days for Girls and gave more than 80 women and girls the tools they needed to improve their quality of life.

ASI volunteers made some great friends and lasting memories from this experience. One of the Guatemalan school teachers has a Youtube channel. Interested viewers can subscribe to his channel to see the impact these volunteers had on his school and students. ASI Gives Back would like to thank all of the individuals, companies and organizations that helped make this possible.

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DECEMBER 12, 2017 – Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (ASI): ASI Mining, has collaborated with Enaex (subsidiary of the Sigdo Koppers Group) to develop semi-autonomous blasting functionality with ASI’s autonomous command and control software, MOBIUS.

“Mobius continues to expand as an enabler of autonomous applications in mining,” said Drew Larsen, Director of Business Development for ASI Mining.“It’s expanding its role as an integration software platform for autonomous mobile equipment, including haul trucks, dozers, drills, etc., enabling them to work together within an autonomous mining environment. We are excited to add blasting equipment to that growing list with the involvement of Enaex.”

ASI’s Mobius for Blasting application provides capability for tele-op and autonomous navigation of blast vehicles, including mobile manufacturing unit and stemming vehicles. In addition, Mobius has the potential to coordinate drill and blasting, resulting in dynamically tailored blast processes based on actual “As-Drilled” hole data, creating higher efficiency and increased fragmentation.

Steps were taken to ensure the autonomous blasting solutions meet all required safety, operational and availability standards, given the high risk of danger for both workers and equipment.

Mobius route for stemming truck
Mobius interface displaying a path for a stemming truck

“These projects were specially created to further enhance the mining operation and its resources by taking care of our greater value, which are people,” said Juan Andrés Errázuriz, CEO of the Enaex Group.

Enaex announced the joint robotic effort at a recent event highlighting Mine-iTruck, a “mobile manufacturing unit,” using teleoperation and autonomous features that operate the vehicle autonomously inside an open pit mine. This development is part of an ecosystem of teleoperation and autonomous units that will allow Enaex to improve workers’ safety by using technology to perform tasks on risky mine environments from a safe location.

About Autonomous Solutions, Inc.

Autonomous Solutions, Inc. is a world leader in vehicle automation. ASI’s Mobius platform provides an OEM-agnostic, interoperable command and control software solution for autonomous vehicles. Mobius enables mine operations to integrate a variety of mining based vehicles under a comprehensive platform. ASI’s robotic hardware and software systems allow users to safely manage their entire fleet of vehicles autonomously. A world leader in vendor-independent vehicle automation systems, we serve clients in the mining, agriculture, automotive, government, and manufacturing industries with remote control, teleoperation, and fully automated solutions, all from our headquarters and 100-acre proving ground in northern Utah.

ASI’s vehicle automation products can be found in companies and government agencies throughout the world, including Anglo American, Rio Tinto, Ford Motor Company, Case New Holland, Luke Air Force Base, General Dynamics, Sharp Electronics, and others.



Mine i-Truck
Photo courtesy of Enaex

About Enaex

Enaex, a subsidiary of the Sigdo Koppers Group, has over 96 years of experience in the explosives market. It is the third largest producer of ammonium nitrate in the world, the leader in blasting services in Chile and Latin America and the first company in the world that is actively developing a complete robotized solution for blasting. Enaex’s mission is to become the most prestigious company in its industry and deliver first class blasting solutions in the most important mining regions of the world.






OCTOBER 31, 2017 – Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (ASI) and Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News Co. (Liebherr) are pleased to announce that Liebherr’s new autonomous ready haul trucks will be compatible with ASI’s autonomous command and control platform; MOBIUS. Liebherr’s vision of an autonomous haul truck includes an open interface that enables the truck to integrate to ASI’s Mobius platform. Liebherr’s autonomous vehicles can be controlled under an OEM agnostic command system for autonomous vehicles, providing maximum flexibility for their customers.

By adopting the Mobius platform, Liebherr is poised to differentiate its autonomous vehicles by addressing the market need for interoperability and openness,” explains ASI’s Drew Larsen, Director of Business Development over Mining. “I believe the market will welcome Liebherr’s decision.”

Liebherr has integrated with the Mobius protocols for its vehicle control interface, rather than establishing a proprietary command and control platform on its own. This move to an open platform will provide much needed flexibility to their customers when integrating different autonomous vehicle types throughout a mine site.

About Autonomous Solutions, Inc.

Autonomous Solutions, Inc. is a world leader in vehicle automation. ASI’s Mobius platform provides an OEM-agnostic, interoperable command and control software solution for autonomous vehicles. Mobius enables mine operations to integrate a variety of mining based vehicles under a comprehensive platform. ASI’s robotic hardware and software systems allow users to safely manage their entire fleet of vehicles autonomously. A world leader in vendor-independent vehicle automation systems, we serve clients in the mining, agriculture, automotive, government, and manufacturing industries with remote control, teleoperation, and fully automated solutions, all from our headquarters and 100-acre proving ground in northern Utah.

ASI’s vehicle automation products can be found in companies and government agencies throughout the world, including Anglo American, Rio Tinto, Ford Motor Company, Case New Holland, Luke Air Force Base, General Dynamics, Sharp Electronics, and others.



Autonomous ready haul trucks

About Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News Co.

Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News Co. has been manufacturing large mining trucks designed to handle payloads of up to 363 t / 400 tons for the international mining industry since the mid-1990s. The trusted diesel-electric drive concept ensures the highest level of cost-effectiveness and, when paired with a Liebherr R 996 B or R 9800 mining excavator, the trucks are perfectly suited for the demands of mining environments. Customers can expect a high level of performance from these machines at the lowest cost per ton. Since Liebherr’s move into the mining industry, its equipment has set standards in open-cast mining operations around the world. Through advanced technologies, long-life components and comprehensive on-site customer service, Liebherr mining trucks, excavators and crawler tractors ensure the highest levels of up-time and cost-efficiency – even under the toughest of conditions. Liebherr’s continuous focus on innovation and quality ensures maximum customer value in all product areas.






As humans venture further into the waters of autonomy, there are natural concerns regarding how we will interact with advanced robotics and artificial intelligences when occupying the same physical space. Autonomous machines aren’t designed to completely remove the human element from an operation, but rather to reposition or reassign people to areas where they are more useful and less likely to encounter danger. Still, situations will inevitably arise in which operations require both unmanned and manned vehicles in a mixed fleet. In these potentially hazardous environments, maintaining human safety is of paramount importance.



ASI and Remote Tracking Systems, Inc.

To provide optimal supervision of both manned and unmanned assets in a mixed fleet environment, ASI integrated a powerful tracking system designed by Remote Tracking Systems Inc. (RTS) to maximize safety within this space. The optional feature works in concert with ASI’s Mobius command and control software, which provides users with unparalleled supervision of unmanned vehicles. We’ve leveraged technology from RTS, a leading provider of Asset Tracking Solutions, and incorporated their precise real-time tracking innovations into the Mobius platform. The result is a high-performance and cost-effective system for mixed fleet management.

How Does It Work?
Machine and human interactions are made safe and easy with Mobius’ new tracking feature, which allows autonomous vehicles to continue functioning when otherwise, safety parameters would dictate a shut-down so a human could enter an area. The human need only carry a portable radio/GPS-monitored tracking device on his person, or place the device in his vehicle to signal that he has the right of way. Unmanned vehicles will always yield to the manned asset, ensuring human safety. Alternatively, users can set Mobius to automatically pause or completely stop unmanned vehicle activity when in a given proximity of a human or manned asset. The machines will always know the exact location of the manned vehicle or person and make the proper adjustments in the interest of safety.

A Superior Mixed Fleet
ASI has worked in close partnership with RTS to bring the industry’s most advanced tracking technology into the autonomous space, enabling superior mixed fleet operations. This technology is easily deployed to any industry in which ASI operates, with applications in mining, automotive proving grounds, agriculture, construction, and military ecosystems. Now humans can take part in unmanned environments without interfering with operations or posing a risk to safety. To learn more about this groundbreaking innovation, visit our platforms page






There’s a large soy farm out in the middle of Kansas whose owner often laughs when anyone suggests that soon he’ll be able to control an entire fleet of self-driving vehicles to do the work for him. In his mind, a vehicle will always require a driver when it comes to working the land.

He says the fields are constantly changing and there are always new obstacles. He thinks a vehicle must be manually controlled to account for the day-to-day changes to complete the job.

This is one of the central issues facing the developers of autonomous vehicles. Environments from industrial farms to mining have always presented a challenge due to the constantly changing surface on which the vehicles operate. How do you create self-driving vehicles that can account for surprise obstacles, changing landscapes, and unpredictable weather?

Rather than settling for semi-autonomous vehicles, which would require human intervention to fine tune the machines for the days exact specifications, ASI’s Research and Development team found a solution. The answer, thanks to advancements in artificial intelligence (AI), is known as World Modeling.

World Modeling allows a fleet of vehicles to interact with each other in real time to create a clear and precise view of the terrain on which they operate. Through machine learning, which is the capability of machines to adjust their decision based off past experience, ASI has been able to design and implement AI algorithms that build a picture of the world through the sensors built into the autonomous vehicles.

This model is simultaneously created and shared by the entire fleet, as well as stored in a database so that it can be accessed at any time. The task of getting from one point to another suddenly becomes a whole lot simpler when the vehicle can automatically fine tune itself for the day’s specific conditions and obstacles. This detail-oriented approach results in not only a more efficient work site, but one that is far safer for both the vehicles and the workers themselves.



Through their innovative use of AI and machine learning, ASI has made itself a world leader in vehicle automation. With their algorithms designed to give vehicles and fleets abilities like world modeling, they are allowing key industries like mining and agriculture to become not only more productive than ever, but safer as well. You can learn more about how ASI is furthering AI and machine learning by visiting our research page.






The invention of the tractor in the 19th century unquestionably revolutionized farming. And it wasn’t long before these engine powered vehicles totally replaced animal drawn machines, completely modernizing the entire agriculture industry for centuries to come.

But now, autonomous technology is proving to be a game-changer for the 21st century farmer. Tractors integrated with artificial intelligence and smart hardware are facilitating more efficient, less labor-intensive farming, and totally transforming agriculture processes once again.

A year ago, ASI and CNH Industrial unveiled the autonomous tractor concept, the cabless Case IH Magnum series tractor. This autonomous vehicle has travelled to agriculture trade shows and events around the world, boastfully displaying its cutting-edge technology and assorted features.

ASI, a leader in autonomous technology, is working with CNH Industrial to perfect their autonomous technology which is projected to increase accuracy, improve management of resources, and save on fuel and labor costs. And with continuous innovation and testing, this technology continues to mature and progress for application in the agriculture industry.

In early 2017 AccuGuide for Case IH made its debut. Developed by ASI and CNH Industrial’s Innovation Group, AccuGuide is an automated steering system that utilizes advanced technology to plan end of row turns in the headlands of a field. This technology made an appearance last month at AgQuip 2017 in Australia and the Farm Progress show in Iowa, where it’s host of impressive features turned many heads.

This state of the art system displayed its extraordinary capabilities of achieving year-to-year repeatable accuracy from sub-inch levels and beyond; reducing skips and overlaps; and promoting better seed, fertilizer, and chemical inputs management. With AccuGuide, operations become simplified, and hours can be added to the day during critical operating windows.

CNH Industrial and ASI are also collaborating on New Holland Agriculture’s conceptual, New Holland Drive, a driverless tractor concept engineered to perform a wide range of farming tasks. This unmanned vehicle can be remotely monitored, commanded and controlled via a desktop computer or portable tablet interface, giving a single individual the ability to manage one or more tractors with remarkable precision and reliability.



A path-plotting screen reveals the tractor’s progress while another shows a live camera feed, providing the user with multiple, real-time views. And because the New Holland Drive tractor is able to work 24/7, it can achieve superior levels of productivity compared to conventional methods, all while reducing the risks associated with human error.

Autonomous technology is dramatically upending the agriculture industry, boosting operational efficiencies and increasing harvests, all while driving down prices.

ASI is excited to be working with CNH Industrial to pioneer autonomous tractor technology and the mechanization of agricultural tasks, making farm work smarter. To learn more about the future of farming, watch our videos featuring the autonomous tractor at asirobots.com/farming today.