"So certainly the challenges associated with rush-hour traffic aren't a challenge when you're operating a tractor in a 100-acre field in central Iowa," he said.
But as farming becomes more automated, agriculture jobs may be on the line. Moving farm equipment online may also make operations vulnerable to glitches and hacks, but John Deere said it has encrypted security measures in place.
Homeowners may be next to get a helping hand. John Deere is developing self-driving lawn mowers in Europe, while carmakers and Google rush to get autonomous cars on the road.
Teeple said they've talked to Google on a few occasions about "a variety of different technology topics," but wouldn't give details.
John Deere said they're still at least decade away from a fully driverless tractor. In the meantime, almost all of their new farm equipment has assisted steering built in to allow farmers to focus on running their business instead of running a tractor.