London, March 21, 2017

The concept technology and design developed by CNH Industrial for the Case IH and New Holland Agriculture concept autonomous tractors are currently on display at the 10th Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne in France until April 9. The Biennale takes over the areas in and surrounding the Cité du Design (City of design) event space, bringing together a range of international talents and uniting them around the theme ‘Working Promise,’ to offer visitors a panorama of the shifting paradigms surrounding the idea of work.

Both concepts are featured in the ‘Si Automatique?’ (If Automatics?) exhibition. They complement the themes of the Biennale by presenting the relationship between autonomy and control for future agricultural machinery. Videos and images depicting the concept display the key technologies and the way in which it operates.

“Call this era what you will, the ‘second age’ the 3rd or 4th industrial revolution, the delegation of tasks to machines has become massively widespread. Our habits, customs and routines, as well as our wishes and desires, are exposed to the laws of mathematical calculation. The idea of ‘controlled’ machines is being replaced by that of machines and devices that upset not only the nature of the interactions binding us to them, but also the way in which we experience the world and the way in which we work.” This is how Eric Fache, curator of ‘Si Automatique?’ presents the themes of the exhibition featuring the concept autonomous tractor development.

The Case IH concept autonomous tractor developed by the CNH Industrial Innovation Department was first launched in August 2016 at the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa, USA and debuted in Europe earlier this year. It demonstrates how precision farming and automation are becoming increasingly prominent across agricultural machinery. Today, tractors can be integrated with autosteering and telematics systems as this sector continues to move towards complete autonomy.