Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd the Indian automotive manufacturer has showcased its first ever driverless tractor in the country. The driverless tractor which was developed at the Mahindra Research Valley is going to be available commercially from early 2018, in a phased manner.
This product will revolutionize the way farming is done by increasing productivity, leading to increased food production to feed the growing needs of the world.
Dr Pawan Goenka, Managing Director, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd said, “Our tractor R & D has always been at the forefront of pioneering cutting edge solutions. The unvieling of the driverless tractor is another auspicious moment for us, as it opens up scope for new possibilities in farming. We are happy to dedicate this innovative mechanization for the global farming community, in line with our Farming 3.0 proposition”.
Rajesh Jejurikar the President of the Farm Equipment Sector at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd said, “Today the requiement for farm mechanisation is higher than ever before, due to labour shortage and the need to improve productivity and farm produce yield. Coupled with our ‘DiGiSENSE’ technology that we launched last year, the driverless tractor offers a unique advantage to the Indian farmer by bringing an unprecedented level of intelligence to the tractor”.
This new technology will be deployed across Mahindra tractor platforms and across international markets such as USA and Japan in due time.