At Esclusive 2018, Escorts’ annual innovation platform, the engineering conglomerate launched India’s first Automated Concept Tractor that brings the power of next generation digital vehicle technologies for enabling precision-based farming. Escorts has collaborated with seven technology giants namely Microsoft, Reliance Jio, Trimble, Samvardhana Motherson Group, WABCO, BOSCH and AVL for developing 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.
Indian Agriculture & Farming practices require extensive mechanization 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 better output and earnings. 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, BOSCH for future emission readiness, and with Reliance Jio for enhancing farm machinery lifecycle with networked platform providing 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, 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, and FARM POWER to provide advanced implements and equipment for efficient and productive farming.
At Esclusive, Escorts also showcased its collaborated technology with Tadano for high-end cranes under its newly announced Joint Venture, and also launched high-end locomotives and brake electronic solutions, becoming first Indian company to do so.
Speaking on the occasion, CMD, Escorts Ltd. 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.”
Escorts endeavors to transform lives in rural and urban India by leading the revolution in agriculture mechanization, modernization of automotive & railway technology and transformation of Indian construction.