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Driverless tractors, farmerless farms: China explores precision agriculture
28 March 2019
"Sometimes, I just sit here, scrolling through my phone, playing a game or making calls."
Jiang Liqing is not an office slacker, but an experienced tractor driver at Xinhu Farm in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
Tractor engines still hum steadily, but the introduction of self-driving vehicles has changed the way Jiang works.
Image credit: CAST, DFH - Artist's view of the deployed Gaofen-1 spacecraft.