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Japan's promotion of unmanned agricultural machinery: coping with aging and agricultural population decline

2018-06-08


With the increasing aging of Japan and the decrease of agricultural population, Japanese agricultural machinery enterprises are actively developing and launching unmanned agricultural machinery that can drive automatically, and relevant Japanese government agencies are also actively promoting unmanned agricultural machinery.

With the increasing aging of Japan and the decrease of agricultural population, Japanese agricultural machinery enterprises are actively developing and launching unmanned agricultural machinery that can drive automatically, and relevant Japanese government agencies are also actively promoting unmanned agricultural machinery.

 

According to Japanese media reports on June 6, 2017,KubotaThe company took the lead in Japan to launch the unmanned farming agricultural machinery "SL60A" with a price of about 1 million yen (about 58500 yuan). It has a global satellite positioning system and an automatic operating system developed by Kubota, as well as sensors and cameras. And other devices to ensure the safety of automatic operation.

In 2018, more Japanese agricultural machinery companies have launched driverless agricultural machinery. SuchYanmarThe agricultural machinery company plans to launch an unmanned tractor this fall. As long as farm-related information and travel routes are input on the operating platform in advance, the unmanned tractor can use the global satellite positioning system to automatically drive and cultivate.

Jingguan Agricultural Machinery Company also plans to sell a driverless agricultural machine this year, which can cultivate 1 hectare of farmland with more than 1.5 times the efficiency of ordinary agricultural machinery.

The Japanese government attaches great importance to the role of unmanned agricultural machinery in agriculture, and actively formulates relevant policies to promote and popularize it, so as to maintain and improve agricultural farming efficiency in the context of an aging population. Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has also developed safety guidelines for driverless farm machinery.

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