India’s leading engineering conglomerate, Escorts Limited, announced its unique Automated Farming Solutions with the launch of Automated Tractor Concept. The tractor brings the power of next generation digital vehicle technologies aimed at precision-based farming. Escorts has collaborated with seven technology giants namely- Microsoft, Reliance Jio, Trimble, Samvardhana Motherson Group, WABCO, Bosch and AVL.
According to Escorts, 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.
“Speaking on the occasion, Chairman and Managing Director of Escorts Ltd., Mr. Nikhil Nanda, said, 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. Escorts is proud to have collaborated with Microsoft, Reliance Jio, Samvardhana Motherson Group, Bosch, Trimble, AVL, Tadano & WABCO to co-create technologies for autonomous agriculture and smart infrastructure.”
Escorts also pioneered the platform of Shared Services and Agri Solutions with ‘Escorts Crop Solutions’ to offer end-to-end, state of the art equipment for paddy farming under pay-per-use rental model, TRAXI as a service platform to aggregate farm equipment owners to rent out their equipment to small and marginal farmers, SMART PARTS to offer genuine parts and skilled service at an affordable price, DIGITRAC as a front-end farmer interface for agri inputs and customized agri information & FARM POWER, to provide advanced implements and equipment for efficient and productive farming.
Escorts 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.