Monarch launches production of unmanned MK-V electric tractors based on the NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX
American startup Monarch Tractor has announced the start of production of MK-V electric tractors that support unmanned mode of operation.
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The California-based company has equipped MK-V tractors with six NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX platforms, which are responsible for the vehicle's orientation in space without GPS. The startup says the tractors will sometimes need to work in places where there is no GPS signal. Instead, each MK-V uses six regular cameras and two 3-D cameras that transmit information to an onboard computer.
The NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX gives you the ability to optimize power consumption and increase run time on a single charge. According to Monarch, each tractor can run for a maximum of 14 hours on a single charge. Maximum power output can be up to 70 hp.
Monarch Tractor was founded in 2018. Three years later, the startup raised $61 million in a B round, and the total investment has already reached $110 million. MK-V production was launched at a former General Motors plant in Ohio with Foxconn support. The base price of the tractor was $ 68,000 and deliveries will begin in the summer of 2023.
Source: Monarch Tractor