Escorts launches Autonomous Farming Solutions at Esclusive 2018
At Esclusive 2018, the annual innovation platform of Escorts has announced its unique 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. Escorts has collaborated with seven technology giants, Microsoft, Reliance Jio, Trimble, Samvardhana Motherson Group, WABCO, Bosch and AVL. The partnership will enable development of a range of farm machines with electric transmission, autonomous applications, remote vehicle management, data-based soil and crop management, and sensor based guided farm applications.
Escorts has collaborated with AVL for electric transmission technology, with Trimble for sensors, controls, water level management system and automated esteering. It’s collaborating with Samvardhana Motherson Group for Smart Interface Cabins & Care Plus – a two-way voice interface for real time service. While with WABCO for Vehicle Controls & Automation Technology. The company has partnered with Microsoft for its Cloud & AI technology enabling precision agriculture capabilities to help farmers make informed decisions and get more from their farms. BOSCH would help in future emission readiness and last but not the least, with Reliance Jio for enhancing farm machinery life cycle with networked platform that provides top-notch service and genuine spare parts across the country.
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. The SMALL PARTS offers genuine parts and skilled service at an affordable price. DIGITRAC would provide a front-end farmer interface for agri inputs and customized agri information. And FARM POWER to offer advanced implements and equipment for efficient and productive farming.
The company becomes the first Indian that has collaborated with Tadano for high-end cranes under its newly announced Joint Venture, as well as launched high-end locomotives brake electronic solutions.
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.”