The year is off to a flying start as a Cummins-powered product was nominated for an Innovation Award at the popular Consumer Electronics Show (CES®) which ran from Jan. 7- 10 in Las Vegas. Attracting over 175,000 attendees, CES is regarded as the global stage for innovation and brings together global business leaders and pioneering thinkers. For over 50 years, it has been the go-to event where next-generation innovations are introduced to the market place.
This year, the Global Unmanned Spray System (GUSS) flew the flag for autonomous technology in agriculture and became a CES Innovation Award honoree in the Drones & Unmanned Systems category.
The Cummins QSB6.7-powered GUSS is the world’s first and only autonomous orchard sprayer. A single operator can monitor up to eight machines simultaneously, which are guided by GPS, sensors and software. The machine was created by GUSS Automation as a solution to labor challenges facing the agriculture industry, as well as provide gains in operational efficiency, precision, sustainability and safety.
“We are extremely proud to be powering the award-winning GUSS platform. This high-profile recognition from CES is not only great for GUSS, but it also highlights Cummins’ capabilities when it comes to integrating with future technologies, like autonomous machines. As an independent powertrain manufacturer, we can leverage both our scale and commitment to innovation to support ground-breaking platforms like GUSS. A huge well done to GUSS Automation and the Cummins team involved in powering this forward-looking technology.” said Ann Schmelzer, General Manager for Global Agriculture.
For more information about Cummins and GUSS, visit our case study, or see the CES Innovation Award Honoree page.