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Persistent Systems, LLC (“Persistent”), a leader in mobile ad hoc networking solutions, together with lighter-than-air platform provider Raven Aerostar (a division of Raven Industries, Inc.; NASDAQ: RAVN), today announced that the companies have successfully conducted a demonstration of how a stratospheric constellation of communications and sensor nodes could be established using Persistent’s Wave Relay® mobile ad hoc network (MANET) and used over a battlefield.

AutoCart® is the first Driverless Ag Technology for grain cart harvest operations, and Raven officially opened pre-orders for the system​ last month! With AutoCart, the user can set a field plan, establish staging locations, adjust speeds, monitor location activity, and command the tractor pulling a grain cart to sync with the harvester. The harvester can offload on the go in the field, then return the tractor to a predetermined unloading area. All without a second driver. But how is AutoCart made? Here's a look behind the scenes of this revolutionary ag technology.​