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Agricultural Automatic Vehicle Guidance from Horses to GPS: How We Got Here, and Where We Are Going
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: ASABE Distinguished Lecture #33, pp. 1-67 .(doi:)
Authors: Jorge A. Heraud and Arthur F. Lange, Trimble Navigation Limited, Sunnyvale, California
Keywords: Keywords: Automatic guidance, Automatic steering, GNSS, GPS, Manual guidance, Vehicle guidance
Automatic guidance based on GPS is a rapidly expanding technology in the area of precision agriculture. Its adoption is fueled by a quick return on investment, ease of operation and installation, as well as the availability of lower-cost system options. This report covers the history of the development of vehicle guidance from the early days of guidance to current and future applications with a focus on GPS-based automatic guidance. It also reviews GPS basics, the different correction sources typically used in agriculture, as well as future developments we can expect in Global Navigation Satellite Systems.(Download PDF) (Export to EndNotes)