New Delhi, September 6, 2018
As part of its automated farming solutions, Escorts Limited has launched India’s first automated concept tractor that brings the power of next generation digital vehicle technologies aimed at precision-based farming. The tractor was launched at Esclusive 2018, Escorts’ annual innovation platform.
To be able to deliver this, Escorts has collaborated with seven technology giants namely Microsoft, Reliance Jio, Trimble, Samvardhana Motherson Group, WABCO, BOSCH and AVL. The partnerships and relationships will enable development of a range of farm machines with electric transmissions, autonomous applications, remote vehicle management, data-based soil and crop management, and sensor based guided farm applications.
Nikhil Nanda, Chairman and Managing Director, Escorts Ltd, said, “Esclusive is our annual innovation platform which showcases unique innovations and disruptions in agriculture, construction and railways segments in collaboration with global technology players. Last year we launched world’s first electric compact tractor concept and this year we have pioneered autonomous farming solution platform in association with seven strategic technology tie-ups which will transform agricultural practices for better returns to farmers. This event portrays Escorts commitment to continue to develop and launch technologies for national development and community elevation.”
Indian agriculture & farming practices requires extensive mechanisation and precision based agro solutions for maximized output and improved farmer income. More and more technological solutions and digital interface are required to enable a farmer to source farming intelligence and better cultivation information on soil health, seeds, water management & advance technologies for much better output and earnings. Inline, Escorts has collaborated with AVL for electric driveline technology; with Trimble for sensors, controls, water level management system and automated e-steering; with Samvardhana Motherson Group for Smart Interface Cabins & Care Plus – a two-way voice interface for real time service; with Wabco for vehicle controls & automation technology; with Microsoft for its Cloud & AI technology enabling precision agriculture capabilities to help farmers make informed decisions and get more from their farms; with BOSCH for future emission readiness and, last but not the least, with Reliance Jio for enhancing farm machinery life cycle with networked platform providing top-notch service and genuine spare parts across the country.
Escorts through Esclusive platform also showcased collaborated technology with Tadano for high-end cranes under its newly announced joint venture, as well as launched high-end locomotives brake electronic solutions, becoming first Indian company to do so.
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