Lux Research, a company we interviewed at the 2014 Ag Innovation Showcase, released a forecast last week for automation in cars. In the report, “The $102 Billion Opportunity for Partial Automation for Cars,” Lux research analyst Maryanna Saenko evaluated the pace of automation in cars, and the opportunities it brings to automakers.
Among her findings:...More
Every week we get news releases on a new drone developed by xyz inventor or company and what it can do in terms of fly time and distance, image resolution, weight and all the other specs that set their drone apart from the competitions. And we’ve covered a lot of them in our product roundup stories.
But amidst all of the product news headlines, it can be easy to get lost in the mechanical details of drones and downplay their cultural and political significance....More
Planting technologies, autonomous vehicles, and the whole topic of open-source data harnessed much of the discussion at the 2015 Agricultural Equipment Technology Conference (AETC) coverage held last February in Louisville, KY.
Team FIN farmer Jeff Ryan and his wife Peggy take an Team FIN farmer Jeff Ryan and his wife Sherill take an Amish friend along on their trip to Disney World. friend along on their trip to Disney World....More
Farm innovators have new places to turn for development funding. Silicon Valley players are changing the way innovation is financed. And the system offers more than money, providing entrepreneurs with added management help....More
Over the weekend I heard a CBS radio interview with Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, who said one thing that is different with this year’s show in Las Vegas is the strong showing of automakers and automotive suppliers. Five car makers displayed their wares this year compared to near to none a decade ago.
States Shapiro in an interview: “Technology has become more important than horsepower. Consumers are saying, ‘What I have in my home, I want in my car.”...More