Research & Development
John Deere Electronic Solutions R&D efforts are focused on emerging technologies involving embedded-systems, vehicle communications networks, material science, vehicle electrification, and intelligent systems. We are also achieving breakthrough developments in the product areas of displays, controls, sensors, components, and power electronics.
Specific Areas of Research
- Field Robotics
- Autonomous vehicle control
- Position and obstacle avoidance
- Machine health
- Condition-based maintenance/prognostics
- Sensor networks/sensor fusion
- Embedded operating systems
Advanced Manufacturing Lab
John Deere Electronic Solutions has a team of engineers dedicated to improving product reliability through fundamental manufacturing research. Reliability improvements can be driven through process or component research. Engineers focus on developing or implementing new technologies and materials in our production process, such as lead-free production. We thoroughly analyzed how our production processes needed to change to implement lead-free solder and components, and the required advancements we made to ensure comparable or increased reliability.