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Construction : Web Exclusive | September 2018 | Source : Equipment India

Escorts launches Autonomous Farming Solutions

At its annual innovation platform, Esclusive 2018, Escorts Limited announced its Automated Farming Solutions with the launch of India’s first Automated Concept Tractor that brings the power of next generation digital vehicle technologies aimed at precision-based farming. 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.

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 and Care Plus - a two-way voice interface for real time service; with WABCO for Vehicle Controls and Automation Technology; with Microsoft for its Cloud and 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 with Reliance Jio for enhancing farm machinery lifecycle 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.

Speaking on the occasion, 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. Escorts is proud to have collaborated with Microsoft, Reliance Jio, Samvardhana Motherson Group, Bosch, Trimble, AVL, Tadano and WABCO to co-create technologies for autonomous agriculture and smart infrastructure.”

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