When equipment fails or gets stolen, it can put farmers yields and livelihoods at risk. With telematics and smart agriculture systems, vehicles and equipment locations can be tracked. If predefined perimeters are put in place, notifications can be triggered when a vehicle leaves a certain area. The paths that vehicles take can be mapped too, meaning the most optimal seed planting distribution and depth can be found. What’s more, with the possibility of self-driving vehicles becoming a reality, it might not be long before farmers won’t even have to touch a seed. From sowing seeds to harvesting crops, the whole process is becoming more automated by the day.