The Path to Autonomy
FieldIn sees a future with a lot more automation on the farm. COO and co-founder Iftach Birger says they’ve been laying the groundwork for this future by helping their customers digitize for several years. But the path to autonomy is not something that can happen overnight.
Birger… “If you look like five years ahead from now, it's not that all your farm will be autonomous, right? So it's not that you can really, you know, change dramatically the amount of people that work on the farm because they still need to do other stuff. So it's, you, you are living in a world that you want to save money and, and, and make the autonomous part of the day to day so they can adapt and make the change not in a one day because it cannot happen in one day. We will live in the near future in a mixed fleet world. Not all your fleet will be autonomous. No matter what. We are not going to wake up in one year from now and all the John Deere 5115s will not be out there and no it's not going to happen. There is still a lot of capital investment in this thing. And in speciality crops or annual crops comparing to broadacre, we have many, many machine and implements that have come from multiple vendors. So you cannot automate everything in one year.”
Birger said FieldIn helps customers through what they call the five steps to autonomy.