At annual innovation platform ‘Esclusive 2018’, Escorts announced a complete autonomous farming solution just like an ecosystem of agriculture, with the launch of India’s first autonomous concept tractor in Delhi. To deliver the services of autonomous farming solution company has collaborated with seven technology giants namely- Microsoft, Reliance Jio, Trimble, Samvardhana Motherson Group, WABCO, Bosch and AVL. The Escorts main aim to announce the autonomous farming solution is to focus on at precision-based farming. The partnerships and relationships with the big companies will enable development of a range of farm machines with electric transmissions, remote vehicle management, data-based soil and crop management, autonomous applications, and sensor based guided farm applications.
Speaking on the occasion, Chairman and Managing Director of Escorts Ltd., Mr. Nikhil Nanda, 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 & WABCO to co-create technologies for autonomous agriculture and smart infrastructure.”
The Company says, the Indian agriculture and farming practices require extensive mechanisation and precision based agro solutions to improved farmer income by maximum output. The 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. The company also done partnership with Microsoft for its Cloud & AI technology enabling precision agriculture capabilities. The company collaborated with BOSCH for future emission readiness and with Reliance Jio for enhancing farm machinery life cycle with networked platform providing top-notch service and genuine spare parts across the country.
The company also announced 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. The TRAXI is based on the concept like OLA and UBER for agriculture products.