Farmers Are Hacking Their Tractors Because of a Repair Ban #Hackers #RighttoRepair
Modern tractors house advanced electronics and operating systems. Just like with an iphone, the repair is locked behind “authorized” technicians. Vice shared this piece on YouTube about farmers taking the right to repair movement to the farmlands.
As of 2020, no right to repair law has passed in the US. But more than 20 states are considering legislation similar to Nebraska’s, and Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have both supported national right to repair legislation for farmers.
When it comes to repair, farmers have always been self reliant. But the modernization of tractors and other farm equipment over the past few decades has left most farmers in the dust thanks to diagnostic software that large manufacturers hold a monopoly over.
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