Forestry 4.0

Challenges

What are the problems faced by the industry in this area?
Acute labour shortages (trucking, harvesting)
Inadequate connectivity in remote forest operations is preventing timely flow of information to and from the forest
Highly variable operating environment

Actions

What does FPInnovations do to address the challenges?
Test and identify a cost-competitive internet connectivity solution for remote sites
Develop/demonstrate advanced trucking technologies (autonomous trucks in yards, platooning systems on forest roads)
Develop more automated harvesting machines through robotics and remote-sensing solutions

Goals & Impacts

What are the goals to reach and what are the impacts on members?
Help provide a cost-competitive internet connectivity solution for remote sites
Advance commercialization of platooning and autonomous trucks technologies
Help accelerate the introduction of autonomous technologies in harvesting machines
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