Sunday, April 15, 2018

He who owns the tractor software owns the farm

American farm equipment has grown larger and more productive, but also more dependent on electronic sensors and computer software.

When something goes wrong, repairs can be costly, and tractor-makers like John Deere are withholding the diagnostic tools that a farmer could use to fix his own equipment.

This has led to a legislative debate called 'Right to Repair.'

[Motherboard Video]

Related: New Jersey Just Introduced Right to Repair Legislation

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