OMNiDRIVE™ has been honored with AE50 Awards for innovations that improve agriculture production. The award, sponsored by ASABE’s Resource magazine, recognizes the top innovative new products produced in 2021.The awards will be presented at the virtual ASABE Agricultural Equipment Technology Conference (AETC) in February 2022 and showcased on the ASABE website and in the January/February issue of Resource magazine.
OMNiDRIVE™ is the first Driverless Ag Technology for grain cart harvest operations. It allows you to monitor and operate a driverless tractor from the cab of the harvester. OMNiDRIVE™ is an easy-to-integrate aftermarket system that installs on several current tractor models. With OMNiDRIVE™, you can create a field plan, establish and modify stage locations, adjust speeds, monitor location activity, and command the tractor pulling a grain cart to sync with the harvester as it offloads on the go. OMNiDRIVE™ will then return the tractor to a user defined unloading area. After unloading, OMNiDRIVE can re-sync and is ready to deploy the next mission. OMNiDRIVE™ is operated via an intuitive, tablet-based user interface.
The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) AE50 Awards highlight the year’s most innovative product-engineering designs in the areas of agricultural, food, and biological systems. An expert panel of engineers selects approximately 50 products for recognition and rank those selected in highest in innovation, significant engineering advancement, and impact on the market served. The AE50 guidelines require submitted products to embody the application of new technology or the innovative application of an older technology, and must be new to the whole industry, not just to an individual company. In addition, the development must have been first offered for sale between January 1-December 31, 2021.
Other notable products have received this prestigious recognition over the years including VSN® Visual Guidance and Hawkeye® 2 Nozzle Control in 2021; SmarTrax™ MD, OmniRow® Multi-Hybrid, and Viper® 4 in 2014; OmniSeed™ Air Seeder Control System in 2012; OmniRow™ and Slingshot® in 2011; and FarmPRO™ GPS Steering and Application Control System in 2009.