Next Article in Journal
A Local Weighted Nearest Neighbor Algorithm and a Weighted and Constrained Least-Squared Method for Mixed Odor Analysis by Electronic Nose Systems
Next Article in Special Issue
Sensor Architecture and Task Classification for Agricultural Vehicles and Environments
Previous Article in Journal
Process Monitoring Evaluation and Implementation for the Wood Abrasive Machining Process
Previous Article in Special Issue
Non-Destructive Optical Monitoring of Grape Maturation by Proximal Sensing
Open AccessArticle

Design and Implementation of a GPS Guidance System for Agricultural Tractors Using Augmented Reality Technology

1
R&D Department, Agroguia, Alaejos, 47510 Valladolid, Spain
2
Department of Signal Theory, Communications and Telematics Engineering, University of Valladolid, 47011 Valladolid, Spain
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Sensors 2010, 10(11), 10435-10447; https://doi.org/10.3390/s101110435
Received: 28 October 2010 / Revised: 10 November 2010 / Accepted: 11 November 2010 / Published: 18 November 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sensors in Agriculture and Forestry)
Current commercial tractor guidance systems present to the driver information to perform agricultural tasks in the best way. This information generally includes a treated zones map referenced to the tractor’s position. Unlike actual guidance systems where the tractor driver must mentally associate treated zone maps and the plot layout, this paper presents a guidance system that using Augmented Reality (AR) technology, allows the tractor driver to see the real plot though eye monitor glasses with the treated zones in a different color. The paper includes a description of the system hardware and software, a real test done with image captures seen by the tractor driver, and a discussion predicting that the historical evolution of guidance systems could involve the use of AR technology in the agricultural guidance and monitoring systems. View Full-Text
Keywords: augmented reality; virtual reality; guidance; GPS; precision farming augmented reality; virtual reality; guidance; GPS; precision farming
Show Figures

Graphical abstract

MDPI and ACS Style

Santana-Fernández, J.; Gómez-Gil, J.; Del-Pozo-San-Cirilo, L. Design and Implementation of a GPS Guidance System for Agricultural Tractors Using Augmented Reality Technology. Sensors 2010, 10, 10435-10447.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Only visits after 24 November 2015 are recorded.
Back to TopTop