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ELEKTRO 6/2018 was released on June 6th 2018. Its digital version will be available on June 26th 2018.

Topic: Rotating electrical machines, drives and power electronics; Electromobility

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Energy platform for vehicle-to-grid/home system
Smart Cities (part 2 – volume 2)

SVĚTLO (Light) 3/2018 was released on June 15th 2018. Its digital version will be available on July 17th 2018.

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Tractor for Modern Farm Features Everything But the Farmer

09.09.2016 | Bloomberg Technology | www.bloomberg.com

Case IH, the agricultural-machinery unit of CNH Industrial NV, this week unveiled a sleek, aggressive-looking red-and-black machine at the annual Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa.

This tractor -- CNH calls it the Autonomous Concept Vehicle -- has one obvious difference compared with more conventional models: there’s no cab for a driver. Instead, it comes equipped with cameras, radar and GPS, allowing a farmer to remotely monitor planting and harvesting via an app on a tablet computer.

Tractor for the future

Dealing with the legal implications of self-driving tractors is one reason why it could take three years before they’re commercially available. An example is how a farmer would go about moving the tractor from one field to another that may be across a road, since no one is physically driving it.

The 419-horsepower machine has a maximum speed of 31 miles per hour (50 kph). That’s much bigger in scale and power than other autonomous concepts.

Read more at Bloomberg Technology

Image Credit: Case IH

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