Jaguar will unveil a tractor-truck at its Detroit showroom on Thursday, a new technology that makes it easier to load and unload grain, according to the company.
The technology, which is expected to be unveiled in March, is a direct result of Jaguar’s decision to move away from its traditional tractor-motor-drive architecture, according company spokesman Paul Todlak.
It allows trucks to operate autonomously and with greater confidence, he said.
It will allow trucks to be used as cargo carriers for food and medicine and for other purposes.
JKW Automotive, which makes the technology, expects it to be on the market by the end of this year.
The Jaguar truck was announced earlier this month in a press release, which said it will be able to haul “tens of tonnes” of grain.
Jaguar, which has more than 1,000 employees in the United States and Europe, said the new technology will make it possible to load grain from grain warehouses to trucks, allowing it to move its supply from farm to field in the shortest time possible.
It will also reduce the need for a crane, as the current crane can take several days to transport a truckload of grain, it said.JKW and Jaguar declined to comment further on the technology.