WABCO has showcased a new and innovative automated agricultural tractor concept at ‘Esclusive 2018’ technology event, hosted by Escorts in New Delhi. Escorts Limited is a leading Indian engineering company that operates in the agri-machinery, construction equipment, and railway equipment sectors.
As a key technology partner to Escorts, WABCO presented a breakthrough integration concept to support new automated agricultural tractors. WABCO is the industry’s first supplier to provide an innovative system integration solution in India which combines a tractor’s major functionalities including Automated Manual Transmission (AMT), braking control, steering control, path control, implement control and Independent Power Take-Off (IPTO).
“WABCO is proud to partner with Escorts to support the development of the new automated agricultural tractor concept in India. With a comprehensive portfolio of industry-leading technologies, WABCO has a clear roadmap to support the commercial vehicle industry’s vision for increasingly automated, connected and electric vehicles, both on and off-highway.
Leveraging our global capabilities, we are delighted to extend WABCO’s advanced technologies to support India’s important off-highway segment. Innovations such as Autotrac will aid Escorts in transforming farm mechanization and will ultimately help support the agricultural sector through enhanced efficiency,” said P Kaniappan, WABCO India, President and Managing Director.
Nikhil Nanda, Chairman and Managing Director, Escorts Limited said: “We are excited about the strategic collaboration with WABCO to co-create India’s first Automated Tractor Concept which will redefine agricultural practices in the
country for better output and mechanized farming, leading to higher productivity and farmer earnings. The engineering and technology excellence and collective R&D strength of both the companies is committed to futuristic agriculture solutions to eradicate drudgery and shape much required Autonomous Farming technology for national development and rural prosperity.”