Mahindra Plans To Come Out With Self-Driving Tractors
Boosting the Main Occupation of India!
Planning the Next-Gen Tractors
Mumbai-based Mahindra & Mahindra (M & M) is walking on the path of Tesla, nuTonomy, Mercedes-Benz and Google who are working on self-driving vehicles. The only difference is Mahindra is cracking its head for autonomous trucks; while the others are dealing with cars.
India’s leading truck- making company is looking forward to bring autonomous tractors for the Indian farmers across the country. Mahindra’s biggest competitor Deere & Co. is already offering autonomous vehicles, digital tools and state-of-the-art technologies that ease and smooth the agricultural process.
Other details about Mahindra
Reports say that Mahindra has sold 240,721 tractors in India and overseas in the last fiscal year. In 2015, Mahindra bought a 33 percent stake in Mitsubishi Agricultural Machinery to enhance its presence in the Indian heavy-duty tractor market. From over the past decade, Mahindra has acquired major tractor-makers in India and have collaborated with farm-equipment companies.
Words of Wisdom by Anand Mahindra, Chairman of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.
“The most fertile ground — pardon the pun — for autonomy is in agricultural tractors. This is an area where productivity increases are sorely needed to feed the growing needs of the world. It’s also an area where paranoia about accidents and collisions is virtually non-existent.”
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