ESCORTS LIMITED unveiled India’s first autonomous concept tractor at the Esclusive 2018 event and collaborated with seven technology giants, namelyMicrosoft, Reliance Jio, Trimble, Samvardhana Motherson Group, WABCO, Bosch and AVL. Escorts will develop 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.
AVL helped in developing the electric transmission, while Trimble developed sensors, control and autonomous e-steering. Samwardhana Matherson Group helped in smart interface Cabins, and WABCO developed vehicle controls and automation technology. Microsoft, helped with cloud and AI technology enabling precision agriculture capabilities and Reliance Jio helped to enhance farm machinery life cycle with a network platform.