Wabco, a leading global
supplier of technologies that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity
of commercial vehicles, trailers and off-highway equipment, 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,” said P Kaniappan, Wabco India, President and
Managing Director. “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,” added P Kaniappan.
Talking on the association,
Nikhil Nanda, Chairman & 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 & mechanized farming, leading to higher
productivity and farmer earnings. The engineering and technology excellence
& 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.”
“Wabco has a growing presence
in the strategically important off-highway sector with a wide range of advanced
technologies to support the industry,” said Hubert Flahaux, Wabco Vice
President, Off Highway Business Unit. “We are leveraging our systems integration
expertise by combining automated manual transmission, automated braking and
active steering with precision path control for this innovative concept. This
will pave the way for higher levels of vehicle automation” added Hubert
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set to be launched in 2019. After the ix35 Fuel Cell and the NEXO, Hyundai
presents yet another milestone for its leadership in fuel cell technology with
the presentation of the fuel cell electric truck.
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commercial vehicle market next year as well revealing vehicle specification.
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on the highway between Uiwang and Incheon, carrying large semi-trailer
simulating cargo transportation, showcasing Hyundai’s innovative technological
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