A self-driving tractor with application of BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) was tested successfully Sunday in northwestern Tunisia.
The representatives of China-Arab BDS/GNSS center and the Arab Information and Communication Technologies Organization (AICTO), as well as the academic staff of an engineering school in Mjez El-Beb region in northwestern Tunisia, attended the test ceremony.
This smart tractor, used in various agricultural activities, was equipped with a BDS, so that it can be controlled remotely without a driver, china.org.cn reported.
The same source quotes Sami Trimech, the strategic planning and development director at AICTO as saying “I am very impressed and surprised by the quality of the equipment offered by BeiDou.”
It also quotes Nour Laabidi, the project manager at AICTO and head of China-Arab BDS/GNSS center in Tunisia as pointing out “this is a pilot project. We are happy to implement it in our country and I hope that all Arab countries will be able to use this Chinese technology,