CNH partners with Microsoft, Accenture in connected products partnership

CNH Industrial used its NYSE market presentation to show off five pieces of technology together for the first time, including the Project Tetrus loader, FPT Cursor X Concept power train, autonomous concept tractor, Iveco Z Truck Concept and methane-powered concept tractor.

Although the main thrust of a new-collaboration between CNH Industrial, Accenture, and Microsoft appears to be aimed at the agricultural market, CNH’s construction-equipment and transportation brands will also likely benefit.

CNH says the five-year collaboration will help it develop connected products and services and lead to the creation of “a global network of digital hubs” inBrazil, Europe, and the U.S.

The efforts aimed at providing new services in computer-aided farming, predictive maintenance, fleet management, and green transportation, says CNH. The three partners will also develop “data-driven digital services” that may lead to agricultural yield improvement, more efficient vehicles, and improved fleet management in the transportation industry.

Under the agreement, Accenturewilldesign, build, test, and scale services to support new connected products that use advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, theInternetofThingsandcloudcomputing. Microsoft will provide consulting services for creating these products.